Nicole Vick is a public health professional, educator, civic leader, and image consultant who has spent the last fifteen years providing tools and strategies to stakeholders, community-based organizations, students, and residents to improve health and prevent disease in some of Los Angeles County’s most underserved communities.
Her commitment to the community has led to a few prestigious appointments. She serves on the boards of three public health/social service organizations and for two years chaired the Health Commission for the City of Los Angeles.
Ms.Vick has a B.S. in Public Policy and Management and Master of Public Health degrees from the USC, a place she lived less than 5 minutes away from growing up but felt beyond reach for a young girl from South Central LA.
In her first book, “Pushing Through: Finding the Light in Every Lesson” she shares both the heartbreaking pain and the extraordinary triumphs that led her to advocacy and social justice work. Her story takes place against the background of the long-neglected and overlooked community of South-Central Los Angeles, where she grapples with the grotesque imbalance of power and privilege as it unfolds in every aspect of her life and those around her.