Angela Lamensdorf Ofori-Atta is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ghana Medical School. She was previously part of an International Labor Organization (ILO) mission to Liberia to assess employment issues. She also worked on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s election campaign in 2005.
Angela entered government as a deputy minister for manpower development. Angela set up and ran two volunteer organizations that spread HIV/AIDS knowledge and renovated the children’s ward of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. Between 1994 and 1998, she was part of a team that set up mental health services in the most deprived region of Ghana, the Upper West Region.
Angela has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and zoology from the University of Ghana and a doctorate from the University of British Columbia, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar for six years.