Richard B. Oni

Dr. Richard B. Oni
Board Member

Dr. Oni is a Clinical Director and Behavioral Health Consultant at Village Wellness Center and
Progressive Individual Resources Inc; an Organization that provides multicultural mental health
services to families of the African immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. The organization also
provides array of support and educational services in the area of Intellectual Disability to the African
and other ethnic minorities.Dr. Oni’s areas of proficiencies include Training, Evaluation, Assessment and Public Policy.Dr. Oni has developed and given numerous workshops and lectures nationally on Mental health, special
education and intellectual disability. Dr. Oni has worked extensively to support Mental Health Behavioral Aide and has developed a leading training curriculum for this level of Mental Health workers.

Dr. Oni has developed and presented training to many recent African immigrant parents on school
adjustment for their children, social services and juvenile correctional issues as they relate to their youths.

He is a member of the American Correctional Association since 1996 to 2008. Dr. Oni was a consultant to the United Nation Development project (UNDP) from 1996-1998, where he worked on strategies to reduce the adverse effects of the “brain-drain” of the highly skilled professionals from developing countries in Africa.Dr. Oni serves on several boards and appointments. He was appointed member of the Governor Planning Council on Intellectual Disabilities from 1995-2001. He was appointed member of the Cultural Advisory Council on State special education from 2004-2008. Dr. Oni has been appointed member of the State Children’s Subcommittee on Mental Health from 2003-August 2019

Dr. Oni was a recipient of the 2011 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) professional of the year

FINALLY, Dr. Oni has given several presentations and workshops on leadership, diversity, and team building and supervision Strategies to private and public agencies. Dr. Oni is a certified Myers-Briggs type Indicator Professional, (MBTI).

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