Mayor Racquel Vasquez
Mayor Racquel Vasquez
Mayor Racquel Vasquez proudly serves the City of Lemon Grove as a historic mayor. She is the first black female Mayor to be elected in both the City of Lemon Grove and County of San Diego.
Public service has long been important to the Cal State Northridge graduate. Prior to serving on the Lemon Grove City Council, Mayor Vasquez was an active Lemon Grove community member, serving in various community groups, associations and City task forces. This is where her passion for public service grew.
Mayor Vasquez has worked in City government, as a professional, for more than 20 years in public relations. She prides herself on putting people and community first.
Mayor Vasquez has pinpointed three key priorities to focus on in her four-year term: budget transparency, public safety, and infrastructure improvements.
Mayor Vasquez has been married for 26 years and has two daughters.
Dr. Rodney Hood
President and Chairman, Multicultural Health Foundation
Dr. Robert Gillespie
Dr. Suzanne Afflalo
Family Physician and Medical Director, Alliance Health Center
Council Member Monica Montgomery-Steppe
San Diego City Councilmember, District 4
Dr. Akilah Weber
Director of the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Division at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Dr. Kelly O. Elmore
Volunteer Medical Director, VivaLife Health Hub
Bishop Terrell Fletcher
Dr. Vangie Ackridge
Council Member Ed Spriggs
Imperial Beach City Council Member
Dr. John Ringgold
Abdul Waliullah Muhammad
Jamal K. Gwathney, MD, MPH, FAAFP
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H.
Public Health Officer & Director, Public Health Services
Samantha Gambles Farr
President of San Diego Black Nurses Association
Nurse Practitioner Samantha Williams SDBNA COVID Task Force Chief
Satia Omega Austin
President of the North San Diego County NAACP
Together Against COVID is an initiative led by the Multicultural Health Foundation (MHF) in partnership with the County of San Diego. MHF's mission is to bring health justice and wellness to the multicultural communities of San Diego County by focusing resources on the most vulnerable populations with community-based wellness strategies, social-clinical interventions, and research that will lead to the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. For more information, please contact us at (619) 915-6734.