Thriving Organizations: Turning Unlikely Partnerships into Sustainable Collaborations
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
8:30 am – 10:15 am
Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD
Executive Director of Avel Gordly Center for Healing, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry School of Medicine
Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, is executive director of Avel Gordly Center for Healing, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. Alisha has worked with judges, parole officers, school teachers, community members and faith-based institutions training in the areas of cultural responsivity, brain development and trauma informed approaches and practices. She built a program entitled Healing Hurt People Portland – a hospital based, trauma informed, community focused youth violence prevention program that serves young males of color between the ages of 15-33 who’ve been stabbed, shot and or assaulted. She has committed her professional career to changing systems to optimally serve youth and families. Her working motto is that systems change when people change and people change when they feel something. She is a board certified addiction psychiatrist who has facilitated systems change through community education/training/engagement and influencing policy that impacts youth. She is the co-founder of The Capuia Foundation, which has enabled her and her family to build a primary care clinic in Angola, Africa providing subsidized care to thousands of Angolans annually. Alisha graduated from Stanford University with a BS in biological sciences and a minor in urban studies and earned her doctor of medicine from the George Washington University School of Medicine. Alisha completed four years of psychiatry residency and an addiction fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University.