Vanessa Nisperos

Vanessa Nisperos (she/they) is a social-justice-centered therapist and trainer who cultivated her passion for addressing systemic health inequalities in community-based mental health and youth service programs in New York and California. A longtime member of the Third Root Community Health Center, Nisperos directed center operations in the final years. As the associate director of the CUNY Academy for Community Behavioral Health, she now works to build pathways to intergenerational healing to help communities thrive. Visit www.academy4cbh.org.