Founder & Director, RISE

Dr. Angie Vredeveld is a clinical psychologist and the Founder and Director of RISE.  She began working with acid attack survivors in 2014, after meeting an acid attack survivor in Uganda whom she later helped get to the US for a series of reconstructive surgeries. She has been interviewed about her work with RISE by the Cincinnati Enquirer, WCPO Cincinnati, Teen Vogue, NTV Uganda, and others.

As director of RISE, Dr. Vredeveld is in charge of RISE programming.  She also supervises RISE interns and student chapters.  She is the primary point of contact with our international partners in Uganda and Nepal.

Dr. Vredeveld has worked extensively with trauma survivors.  She has traveled as a psychologist to South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, and Nepal.  She has also written several pieces for The Life You Can Save (organization based on the book by Peter Singer) blog on the psychology of giving.

Dr. Vredeveld is the founder and owner of Immigration Psychology Services, Inc, a clinical psychology practice located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She has performed thousands of psychological evaluations for immigration court and has provided training in immigration psychology to local organizations and universities.  She obtained a PsyD in clinical psychology from Indiana State University in 2009.