Notable Heroes in Health Care: Donetta Walker & Tai Hooper

Class of 2022

Led by Donetta Walker and Tai Hooper, Divine Wellness & Counseling, located in Glendale, works to provide for the mental health needs of children, families and adults throughout the Milwaukee area.  

Walker is owner and chief executive officer, and Hooper is director of clinical services. 

Since its inception, Divine Wellness & Counseling has expanded its efforts to serve communities of color in Milwaukee with the mental health and counseling services they need.  

“As a Black woman-owned and -led organization, it brings a unique perspective on mental health to a community that has traditionally been underserved in this area and often times hesitant to seek out services,” said Hooper’s spouse and associate, Joe’Mar Hooper, executive director of Tucson, Arizona-based 3rd Decade and former executive director of Milwaukee-based Safe & Sound Inc.

“They handle a steady stream of new and returning clients that has significantly grown during the pandemic, a time when mental health has been a major issue for the community due to the hardships caused during COVID-19,” said Hooper. “Divine Wellness has grown its staff to meet the demand and expanding services to local high schools to ensure young people are met where they are at and receive the mental health counseling and treatment they need.”

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