Denise Davidson is the Founding Executive Director of the Village Mindful-Wellness Counseling Program (VMWC) at the Village Health Foundation (VHF) a Los Angeles based alternative community acupuncture health clinic. Denise currently manages the VMWC program and has successfully completed a five-year sub- contract in collaboration with UMMA Community Clinic under the L.A. Department of Mental Health (DMH) AAA/ISM program. These programs at the VHF are dedicated to making holistic health care modalities available to underserved communities.
She is also currently consulting for Black Women for Wellness as a Chronic Disease Life Coach under CDC CYL-2 program As a MFTI Clinician she is facilitating DMH contracted workshops and conducting clinical assessment for Sista Friends mental health services.
She is a member of the Executive Board of the Celebration of Education Scholarship Program and previously the program director for ten years for Community Build Youth and Community Center (2000- 2010) where she developed the college preparation and retention program that assisted thousands of families with community resources.
Denise is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor for 17 years; she provides instruction through workshops and classes for community members and students ranging from ages 2 to 92. She served on the board of the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers and was honored as “Trail Blazer of the Year” for 2 consecutive years. She is the Founder and CEO of Your Opportunity For Growth & Awareness (Y.O.G.A.) and has launched her K-YOGO line of Yoga Wear, to bring awareness of Yoga in the Black Community as a lifestyle and a vehicle to self-care.
She is presently in collaboration with Ashley Sauls aka The Bible Coach in developing an International Cultural Exchange Program, Hadessah Recovery House and Eldomaine High School with the integration of a Holistic Mental Health program/component in South Africa.
She earned her MA in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Applied Community Psychology, and BS in Political Science from Spelman College.
Denise facilitates several workshops for numerous organizations both domestic and international. Her motto is: “Health Is Wealth”