Prior to joining the Meridian community, Aviona supported families with children in the juvenile system as a therapist. She has collaborated with school counselors working in elementary, middle and high school settings. In Michigan, Aviona worked in private schools as an associate teacher, extended day leader, and a substitute faculty for three years. Aviona is one of nine children and is the third oldest. She is very passionate about justice and ensuring everyone’s voice is heard. She loves travel, swimming, laughing, and arts and crafts.