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Afua Atta-Mensah

Afua Atta-Mensah joined the Community Voices Heard (CVH) team in September 2016 as the Executive Director. Prior to joining  as the Executive Director, Afua served on the Community Voices Heard board. From her work in Ghana, West Africa to the urban centers across America, Afua has worked to improve the quality and quantity of fair and equitable housing, defend racial and social justice initiatives, and galvanize support for programs benefiting low-income families.

She was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship in support of her work at the International Federation of Women Attorneys (FIDA) advocating on behalf of indigent women in Ghana. During her tenure at FIDA Afua represented indigent women in court and was a visiting university lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where she taught a course on women's rights in the context of Ashanti-tribal law.

Afua and her husband are proud residents of Central Harlem. She is the mother of  two children and holds a law degree from Fordham Univ. School of Law, and a BA in Sociology and Africana from Trinity College.