Antonia Wilcoxon


Antonia Wilcoxon has served as the Minnesota Department of Human Services' Director of Community Relations since June 2012. In this role, she manages, develops, and facilitates relationships between DHS and the community the department serves. Wilcoxon also staffs the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council, which advises the commissioner on reducing disparities that affect racial and ethnic groups within DHS programs. Wilcoxon has served the department for 11 years in different capacities and she is a member of the department's Senior Management Team. She has been honored for her contributions to the education, training, and guidance to the next generation of public health leaders at the University of Minnesota. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Vitória, Brazil. She is a Humphrey Policy Fellow, an Emerging Leaders Institute alumna, and a recipient of the "My Brother's Keepers Award" from the Q-Health Connection, in 2013. Ms. Wilcoxon is also an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface Coach/Trainer in the state of Minnesota.