Dr. Victoria Garcia Wilburn
Dr. Victoria Garcia Wilburn is an advocate for mental and behavioral health, a leader in community based research and a voice we need in the Indiana State House. Victoria grew up in a working class neighborhood in the Chicago suburbs and was raised in a union family who believed organizing was critical to action. She earned a degree in occupational therapy as a first-generation college student and started her path as a clinician and public health advocate.
In 2005, Victoria and her husband, Christopher chose to make Indiana home. Victoria’s awareness of public safety issues and the need for healthy, accessible communities deepened during this time as her husband served as a police officer. They grew their family, welcoming three beautiful children while Victoria completed her doctorate degree in health science at the University of Indianapolis. Victoria’s dedicated her career to improving the well-being of Hoosiers and advocating for equity and access to mental and behavioral health services. Her work has been instrumental in increasing central Indiana resources for children and families affected by substance use disorders and in training future health care professionals in trauma informed care.
Now, Victoria’s running to strengthen our public schools, improve our public health infrastructure and advocate for common-sense gun safety laws so we can build a stronger future for all Hoosiers.