Madame Athena Chang
Inspired by her love for community and healing, Madame Athena Chang’s life’s work has centered around wellness, equity, and racial healing. Madame received her Master’s in International Educational Development with a specialization in Health from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. In 2006, Madame Chang emigrated to the island of St. Lucia where she consulted with the United Nation’s health agency, the Pan American Health Organization, on the Health Promoting Schools Project, an initiative that aimed to transform schools into healthier environments. Madame Chang has since emigrated to Los Angeles, California where she created and implemented a wellness strand at Will and Jada Smith’s former school, New Village Leadership Academy, which incorporated wellness and healing into its curriculum. She also co-hosted Healthy for Life, a health talk show on Jamie Foxx’s Foxxhole on Sirius XM.
Madame has consulted with numerous nonprofits, schools and private sector companies in building an inclusive, equitable culture.