The Board of Directors of Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) is proud to announce the appointment of Akilah Templeton as the organization’s next President and CEO. Templeton brings a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences working with veterans and the homeless community in LA.

Templeton holds a Masters of Social Work from USC, a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Northridge and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, East Bay. As Executive Director at U.S. Vets Inglewood, Templeton increased revenue from $4M - $10M in the last three years and was recognized as U.S. Vet 2018 Executive Director of the Year.

Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) is San Diego’s largest nonprofit agency devoted to serving homeless veterans. Since 1981, VVSD meets the ongoing needs of homeless veterans and their families with a dedicated staff that focuses on the immediate needs of our veterans providing top flight services.

As San Diego undergoes rapid change with COVID-19 and the economy, Templeton will continue to advance VVSD’s mission and elevate awareness of the organization’s work within the greater San Diego community and extending this nationally.

“Ms.Templeton will work closely with the Board to lead VVSD through these unprecedented times and leverage key opportunities to increase unrestricted funding, strive for excellence in our service to our client, and strengthen our relationship with our San Diego community” said, Alyce Fernebok VVSD Chair.

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