Nadia M. Richardson, Ph.D. is the Founder of Valenrich Wellness.
In addition to her role with Valenrich Wellness, Dr. Richardson serves as Associate Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. Prior to launching Valenrich Wellness, she served as a Research and Creative Activity Fellow at the University of Alabama where she completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration.
Her professional experience includes working with international nonprofit organizations in Houston, Texas, Washington, DC, and Fairfax, Virginia as well as university student affairs departments such as Dean of Students, Student Involvement and Leadership, Study Abroad, Career Center, Residential Life and Diversity.
As an instructor, she has developed and taught college courses and workshops on cultural competency, culturally responsive care, diversity, social justice leadership, and academic potential. Dr. Richardson’s current scholarship focuses on incorporating mental health into the diversity discussion, minority student experience, and educational diversity. She has presented on these topics at both national and international conferences.
American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
National Wellness Institute (NWI)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Partial Client List
University of Alabama
Georgia Women's Executive Network
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Houston Community College
Virginia College - Birmingham
The Ballard House Project
Serving as the featured speaker at the Georgia Executive Women's Network Luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia
Presenting to students at Houston Community College.
At the 2013 Spelman College Women of Color Leadership Conference.