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Library administrator

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.


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, Broward County Library., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1983-1989; assistant director for outreach services, Broward County Library., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since 1989. Member of advisory board human development resource Florida International U. Center for Management, Miami, 1986. Member of advisory board Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft.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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, travel, music.


Married Victor A. Oparah, December 25, 1981. Children: Chiaka, Ola, David, Teddy, Chineyre.

Herbert John Simons

Olga May Louise (Giscome) Simons

Victor A. Oparah

David Simons-Oparah

Chiaka Simons-Oparah

Chineyre Simons-Oparah

Teddy Simons-Oparah

Ola Simons-Oparah