Teraesa Vinson


Teraesa Vinson, Ph.D. is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Los Angeles office and a member of the CEO & Board of Directors Practice. She collaborates with clients across industries on top talent assessment with a particular focus on CEO succession and board recruitment and review.


As a licensed psychologist, Teraesa brings substantial psychological training and experience to her role, with more than 20 years of assessment consultation and supervision experience across various settings.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Teraesa was a clinical professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, with training expertise in the selection, administration, and interpretation of psychological assessment instruments at the graduate level. She previously held academic positions at the University of Florida and City University of New York.


University of Florida, Doctor of Philosophy Degree

University of Florida, Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology 

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology