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Tanya Simons-Oparah

Tanya Simons-Oparah, American library administrator. Recipient Achievement award National Association Counties, 1989, 96, Unsung Hero award South Florida Magazine, 1993, Leadership awrd Phi Delta Kappa, 1993, Role Model award United Nations Chapter, Broward County, 1994.


  • Simons-Oparah, Tanya was born on January 9, 1947 in Jamaica, New York, United States. Daughter of Herbert John and Olga May Louise (Giscome) Simons.

  • Education

    • Associate of Applied Science, Bronx Community College, 1971. Bachelor of Science, Hunter College, 1973. Master of Science, Hunter College, 1975.


    • Administrative library Broward County Library., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1977-1983, staff development officer, 1983-1989, assistant director for outreach services, since 1989. Member advisory board human development resource Florida International University Center for Management, Miami, 1986. Member advisory board Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, 1994-1996.


    President, Chief Executive Officer Sistrunk History Festival, Broward County, 1988-1995. Vice president Friends of Children, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, 1995-1996. Member Sisterhood of African Women, Lauderhill, Florida, 1993-1996.



    Reading, travel, music.


    • Married Victor A. Oparah, December 25, 1981. Children: Chiaka, Ola, David, Teddy, Chineyre.
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    Born January 9, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1971
      Bronx Community College
    • 1973
      Hunter College
    • 1975
      Hunter College
    • 1977 - 1983
      Administrative library Broward County Library
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States