"Alonia (Parks) was one of the first Mayor's Scholars under my administration. It is a joy to see that her gift of communication is still making room for her."
The Honorable Andrew Young
City or Atlanta
WHO IS DR. ALONIA ?
I am a lifelong dreamer, learner and achiever who has seen her share of major disappointments. Through it all, I never gave up on believing that there was something bigger and better in store for me. After gaining a full understanding that anything is possible when you resolve to identify your purpose so you can walk in your destiny – and, of course, never give up – I have been on a mission to help others do the same.
Here’s the Full Story of What Has Been Said About Dr. Alonia
The jury is in on Dr. Alonia, and the general consensus is that this warm and wonderful woman has a sincere love for all people. By using her incredible gift of communication as an inspirational public speaker, award winning journalist, certified life coach, and entrepreneur, spiritual leader and vocalist, she is on a mission to help people live their absolute best life.
Education and Experiences
Dr. Alonia is a native of Atlanta, GA. After graduating Salutatorian at Bass High School in the Little Five Points community, she went on to earn her undergraduate degree in English from Spelman College. Her 30+ year career has created for her a solid reputation as one who has the power to inspire people from all walks of life to identify their purpose and walk in their destiny. She has an uncanny ability to meet people where they are. Whether in a corporate, intimate, faith-based, or social setting, she is renowned for giving the audience what they need at the time of need. Without question, she is a modern-day example of one who can walk with kings and queens without losing the common touch.
Honors and Awards
Among Dr. Alonia’s honors are: winner of the Woman of Influence Award by ACHI Magazine; selection as a Woman of Excellence by Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine/Atlanta Daily World; and selection as a Hidden Figure of DeKalb County. Additionally, the Georgia Greater Black Chamber of Commerce saluted her with a leadership award, and she also earned the But-I-Fly Award from Live, Believe, Dream with Evelyn T. Keener.
Dr. Alonia's work with the Atlanta Business League was saluted by the organization when she and two other phenomenal communicators were lauded as three of its top three storytellers, subsequently gracing the cover of the women’s business resource guide. Dr. Alonia is recipient of the Spelman College Alumnae Achievement Award in Media and Communications, and she was also nominated for Most Outstanding Journalist by California’s Electronic Urban Report. In May 2022, she received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Global International Alliance.
The Power of Her Voice
Dr. Alonia is a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel. The year 2023 marked 23 years of excellence in ministry. She currently serves as the visionary leader of Dream to Destiny Ministries, Inc.. which was organized in April 2016.
The Loves of Her Life
Dr. Alonia is a loving and dedicated mother, doting grandmother and faithful friend. She is also a loyal pastor, visionary leader and innovative businesswoman.