Willona Y. Amoakoh | Lauren Simone Publishing Author

Willona has the wealth of 20 years of experience in micro and macro social work settings; providing counseling services, crisis intervention for adults and children, and program development in various positions including Wheeler Clinic and the Urban League of Greater Hartford. For the past six years, Willona served as a clinical supervisor and strong advocate for improving maternal health outcomes and developing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) committees at Hartford Healthcare. 

A first-generation college graduate, Willona received her bachelor’s degree in education from Central Connecticut State University and her master’s degree from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

 A Ghanaian American resident of Manchester, Willona is an engaged member of the Greater Hartford community, using her passion for performing arts to bring hope and healing through children's book and performing arts.