Oni Richards

Executive Director

LocationPhiladelphia, PA

Preferred pronounshe/her

Email address

Telephone number2678794077

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Biographical information

Oni Richards currently serves as the Executive Director of the African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) where she is responsible for leading the development, implementation and management of health and human service programs for African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in the greater Philadelphia area. Under her leadership, AFAHO’s focus has expanded to holistically serve the needs of the target population through the development of additional programs; forging strategic partnerships with local institutions; diversifying and increasing funding and other capacity building activities to strengthen and build the organization. She brings more than ten years of public health, social justice and community building experience to the position. Oni previously worked in the Peacebuilding and Africa Programs of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) where she organized advocacy activities related to peace, health, social and economic justice issues in Africa with a particular focus on developing campaigns to impact U.S. congressional decisions on debt cancellation and fairer economic policies for African nations. Oni was selected as a Visionary Emerging Leader by the Valentine Foundation and awarded a scholarship to attend the Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College where she further sharpened her administrative and management skills. She has received several awards for her work including the 2018 Human Rights and Dignity Innovator Award (Social Innovations Awards and the 2018 Women of Influence Award from Fun-times Voices of the Diaspora.