Prof. Angela Lamensdorf Ofori-Atta
Prof. Angela Ofori-Atta is the Chairperson of the Psychology Council. She is the founder and director of the Psych Corps, a program for national service psychology graduates set up in collaboration with Yale University, University of Ghana Department of Psychiatry and the National Service Secretariat. She currently teaches at the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is well known for her published research and pilots culturally appropriate service delivery in mental health.
Prof Ofori-Atta pioneered how to teach young people in public schools about AIDS, set up mental health services in Ghana’s Upper West Region and organized volunteers to participate in activities with children of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital for the last 20 years. She was co principal investigator for the Mental Health and Poverty Project in Ghana.
Her interest in Governance has led her to serve on a number of boards including those of Ghana Integrity Initiative, Center for Democratic Governance, National Vocational Training Institute, The Roman Ridge School, The Enterprise Group and Databank Financial Services Ltd. Prof. Ofori-Atta served as a Deputy Minister for Manpower Development and Employment in President Kufuor’s administration, worked on President Johnson Sirleaf’s 2005 election campaign, and actively advocated for the passage of Ghana’s mental health law passed in 2012.
She is the immediate past president of the Ghana Psychological Association.