Wilda L. White is the Executive Director of Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc., (VPS) a statewide, mutual support and civil rights advocacy organization run by and for people marginalized because of psychiatric labels. Before joining VPS in July 2015, she was the Executive Director of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, where she created programs and curricula for students interested in pursuing public interest legal careers. She was also an Assistant City Editor at the Miami Herald during the time the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, served as an international management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and was a name partner in a San Francisco plaintiff’s litigation law firm. She was also a Staff Attorney at The Legal Aid Society of New York City in the South Bronx.
Ms. White is licensed to practice law in New York, California and Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont, a Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley School of Law, and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, from which she graduated with honors.