Meet Adesola Oni

Adesola Oni


“I believe there are many paths to the same destination and all people are deserving of opportunities to achieve their innermost desires. I am passionate about participating in spaces that promote individual and collective wellness in a manner that is inclusive and adaptive to the definitions and needs of the person in community. I am curious about people’s experiences and perspectives and often interested in learning and hold gratitude for the chances to do so.”


Adesola Oni began her career as a Juvenile Correctional Officer in 2005. She provided support and supervision necessary to meet the needs of youths in various programs. In 2007, she worked as a Social Worker and primarily provided individual, group and family counseling and evidenced based interventions for 8 years. Adesola also served as an Evidence Based Practice curriculum trainer from 2012 till 2017. In this role, she developed and delivered training with curriculums in the areas of Motivational Interviewing, Assessment, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions and has provided trainings to individuals in the fields of human services, corrections, and education. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Adesola currently works in a role that guides provision of innovative and equity based responses in the Juvenile Justice System.

Adesola is a graduate of Augsburg College, MN with a Masters in Social Work. She is also a graduate of University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a minor in African American and Foreign Studies. She holds an Independent Clinical Social Work License and has been appointed by the governor of Minnesota to serve on the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council for the Department of Human Services.