Vernita Todd MBA, FACHE

Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, San Ysidro Health

Vernita Todd is the Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for San Ysidro Health; a large Federally Qualified Health Center and PACE program in San Diego, California; serving more than 125,000 SoCal residents per year. In this role since 2019, she leads SYH in identifying, aligning and executing strategic opportunities for growth and optimization; the creation and implementation of the company’s strategic planning process; building relationships and linkages to enhance SYH’s success in the market; and advocating for sensible policy and regulatory change that promotes equity for patients and sustainability for the health center. The love of the health center movement began for Vernita in 2005, when she became the CEO for Heart City Health Center. After a 10-year career as the CEO for Heart City Health Center and six years of training nonprofit organizations in Indiana, Vernita relocated to San Diego California in 2016