Awo Twumasi

CEO Palmer Group

Victoria Awo Twumasi-Palmer began her primary and secondary school education at Achimota School. She went on to the University of Cape Coast to study Arts and later to the University of Minnesota Morris for her undergraduate education in Computer Science. Victoria continued her studies in Sociology and Business Administration at the Worcester State University and pursuing a Master of Science degree in Community Health.

Victoria worked in the Community Healthcare as the Worcester area Director for Program Development for Alternatives for fifteen years. Alternatives is a health and human service provider for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health; they rehabilitate and provide community support services to over two thousand five hundred people living with various disabilities in Central and Western Massachusetts, USA. Victoria also served as a volunteer Executive Leader and Financial Secretary for the First Assembly of God Church Samaritans in Worcester Massachusetts. She recently relocated to Ghana to run her family’s business and currently spearheads the First Assembly of God Church’s Global Missions work in Ghana.

Victoria is an accomplished leader in the Health and Human Services field in Central-West Massachusetts, USA. She was recognized for her excellence in leadership by the Worcester Business Journal's 40 under 40 in 2011. She was also inducted into the Greater Worcester Community Foundation as a Corporator in 2011 and served on the grants and scholarships review and outreach committees for six years. Victoria was acknowledged by the Worcester City Mayor O’Brien for her leadership efforts within the Worcester community in 2012. She has received various leadership awards over the years in her work with Alternatives and the Massachusetts Department Mental Health.

Victoria is currently the co-owner and CEO of Palmer Group Limited, a family business based in the USA and Ghana. Palmer Group Limited has a diverse portfolio comprising of Agricultural commodities, OfficeScop Data Management Services, Hospitality Management and Consultancy, Real Estate and Private Security Services. She is also working on her new foundation, The West African Humanitarian Organization (WAHO). WAHO is a nonprofit foundation that strives to raise awareness through trainings, resources mobilization and implementation of structures to streamline emergency response resources and services in Ghana. As a strong advocate for mental health, women, and children; Victoria is a certified trainer with a repertoire of community integration initiatives in mental healthcare, mentoring, career and business development. She was recently appointed Coordinator for the Ghana Chapter of the Ghana Advocacy Group (GAG). GAG is a network of Ghanaian multi-disciplinary professionals in Ghana and in the diaspora who are raising awareness and providing resources to address the socioeconomic challenges that affects homeless women and children in Ghana. Victoria is also a member of the Clean Ghana Army, an advocacy group that seeks to address the health and sanitation issues through awareness, education and organized cleanup efforts in Ghana. Victoria is a philanthropist and loves to give back, she is a proud member of the Good Fellow Foundation in Ghana.

Victoria is married with two children. She loves empowering and mentoring young up and coming leaders. She also spends time raising awareness about mental illness in African communities.