In collaboration with the I Have A Dream Foundation of Idaho, The Community Library welcomes Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia.
This program will be live streamed and can be viewed on The Community Library’s LIVESTREAM page during and after the event.
Alisha’s story is a reminder to us all that there are paths to overcoming adversity and the power of education in our children’s lives. Alisha was in Portland, Oregon’s first “I Have a Dream” Foundation class. She faced plenty of adversity as a young child and with hard work and support from IHDF-OR throughout elementary school, middle and high school, Alisha went onto receiving a scholarship to Stanford University, where she received her Bachelor of Science, then went on to becoming an M.D. from The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed a four years of training in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction medicine, at Oregon Health Sciences University. She will soon be starting as an Associate Professor at Harvard University this Spring.
Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, author of Training for Change: Transforming Systems to be Trauma-Informed, Culturally Responsive and Neuroscientifically Focused. Currently, she is executive director of Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) Avel Gordly Center for Healing and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Moreland-Capuia is also a Commissioner for Prosper Portland, serves on the board of the Oregon Historical Society, an appointee to the Oregon Health Policy Board Healthcare Workforce Committee, a former Mayoral appointee to the Community Oversight Board, and a former appointee to the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs. She is also the Co-Founder of The Capuia Foundation, whose mission is to build a sustainable economy through healthcare, education and agriculture in Angola.
Dr. Moreland-Capuia will soon begin her role as Director of the Program for Culturally and Trauma-Informed Community Outreach, within the Division of Depression and Anxiety, and as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.