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Profile of Lois Okudzeto

Mrs. Lois Okudzeto, a successful businesswoman and former teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory School, is the queen mother of Atorkor in the Volta Region of Ghana. Active in development issues affecting her province, Lois serves on the boards of the Atorkor Development Foundation and the Infanta Malaria Foundation and is leading the effort to train and equip other queen mothers in the Volta Region to address the HIV/AIDS crisis plaguing so many areas of the country.

The product of an athletic family, Lois has made health and fitness a top priority Lois at the barrethroughout her life, and now, at the age of 72 years, takes Pilates classes in addition to her daily 3-mile walks. She is a qualified teacher of the Lotte Berk exercise method and still teaches these classes upon request. Lois is working on a book about sex and exercise and is committed to carrying a message to women over 50 about the importance of exercise in ameliorating the usual ailments and diseases that trouble this segment of the population.

Lois was born and educated in Chicago; she received a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago (1970) and is a Pi Lambda Theta. She served on the Board of Directors of the Dusable Museum for several years and moved to Nigeria then Ghana when she married a Ghanaian.

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