Angela B. Ankoma, MPH, MSW
Chief, Office of Minority Health
Rhode Island Department of Health

Angela Ankoma is Chief of the Office of Minority Health at the Rhode Island Department of Health. She has experience in public health program design and implementation, clinical HIV research, couples and family counseling, and community-based initiatives. She earned an MPH and an MSW from Columbia University. She targets both her professional and personal commitments to initiatives that address social determinants of health to achieve health equity.

Ms. Ankoma is the founder and president of a grassroots resident organization, “Friends of Bucklin Park.” This organization focuses its efforts on creating a safe and environmentally urban park. She also serves as vice president of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. Mayor Angel Tavares nominated her to serve on the Environment and Sustainability Taskforce in 2011 for the city of Providence. Providence Business News recently honored her as a recipient of the “40 under Forty” award for young leaders in the state of Rhode Island. She was selected to participate in the 10- month “Leadership Rhode Island” program in January 2014.

Ms. Ankoma and her husband are the proud parents of three children.