La Casa De La Salud was created in 2014 as a result of a pilot study at The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Virginia Commonwealth University based on the needs of the Hispanic community. It was launched in the city of Petersburg Virginia as an initiative to remove barriers to access to health information, services and programs. In the same year, it became a non-profit organization made up of a multidisciplinary team to align our programs with the policies of the health system and improve the quality of life of the Hispanic community.
Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of the health and well-being of the Hispanic community through a model that promotes healthy lifestyles and facilitates access to health services and other resources.
LCS promotes actions in alliance with leaders and health promoters in coordination with other organizations and agencies to meet the needs of the community.
Board of Directors
Senior Loan Officer. Sales Manager McLean Mortgage Corporation.
Joann Richardson, PhD
Department Chair and Associate Professor VCU Globe Faculty Fellow Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Virginia Commonwealth University
Peter Prizzio, M.Ed.
Retired from The Daily Planet, FQCC Chief Executive Officer
Carlin Rafie, PhD
Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Taxpayer advocate service Richmond. Community Leader.
Antonio M. Villa Payares MD. MPH LCS Executive Director & Founder
Adjunct Professor Deparment of Kinesiology and Health Sciences Virginia Commonwealth University Advisory Council on Health Disparity and Health Equity (ACHDHE) Virginia Deparment of Health (VDH)