“The most empowering way to lead is to inspire. I have always had a passion for outreach and working with young girls and young adults. As a young professional I now realize the importance of having someone who looks like me to serve as a guide and mentor—I wish I had that growing up. Serving with Imara Roose will afford me the opportunity to support and guide the next generation and to let young girls of color know that they have a voice and that they matter.”
Oluchi Okpa is a healthcare professional with experience as a patient service coordinator supervisor, operations and customer service manager, and safety ambassador. She is passionate about mental health, child welfare, youth development, and counseling. Oluchi is committed to supporting and advocating for those in need. She has worked with Girls Scouts of Central Maryland—mentoring groups of at-risk girls with developing their leadership skills, character building, verbal and written communication, conflict resolution, and overall healthy living. Oluchi understands the power of community and will use her passions and skills to shed light on various topics that affect communities of color.
Oluchi is a Prince George’s County native and a first generation Igbo, Nigerian. Being raised in an African household she was taught the importance of self-worth and education, which has molded her into the person she is today. Oluchi earned her M.S. from Walden University in Healthcare Administration and B.S. from Towson University in Health Science, Community Health Education. Oluchi enjoys sharing different aspects of her life through her YouTube channel (Being Luchi)—including cooking, natural hair, and self-care. She is excited to use her knowledge and experiences to empower, serve, and uplift her community—coaching and mentoring of our future leaders.