O’Nesha is an Afro-Indigenous member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She is an addict who spent 15 years in prison. Since her release, she’s obtained an Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Social Work. She helped launch the first Queer Resource Center at Portland Community College. Was the first Certified Recovery Mentor at Oregon Health and Sciences University on the IMPACT Medical Team. Became a Peer Trainer for the Mental Health Addiction and Certification Board of Oregon and Managed the Diane Wade House, a 38 bed reentry program for Afrocentric women. She is currently a Recovery Mentor Consultant for the NW Portland Indian Health Board.