Vitka is the President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthRIGHT 360, a healthcare provider for very low income and otherwise marginalized Californians. With over 30 years of experience in human services, Vitka has dedicated her career to supporting people and communities struggling with addiction and incarceration through the provision of integrated, compassionate, and relevant care. Since being appointed to her current role in 2010, Vitka has led HealthRIGHT 360 through a series of mergers, growing the organization to serve over 30,000 people annually.
A frequent speaker on innovative practices, Vitka is the president of the board of directors of the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, the vice president of the board of directors of the California Association of Drug and Alcohol Program Executives, and a member of the board of directors of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Vitka earned an M.S.W. from San Francisco State University, and a Doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Vitka is a former injection heroin user; she participated in substance use disorder treatment over 30 years ago at the agency she now leads.