Agyaaku Kyei is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey and Ohio. He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology in 2012 and his Master of Social Work in 2015 from Rutgers University. Agyaaku has extensive experience working with socially and culturally diverse populations in various school, hospital, and outpatient settings with a focus on but not limited to,  trauma, psychotherapy, advocacy, and crisis intervention. Currently, Agyaaku works in the capacity of a Utilization Manager at Christ Hospital located in Jersey City, New Jersey. In this role, he demonstrates clinical expertise to justify acute hospitalization stays for adults admitted to the psychiatric and detox units; this in an effort to ensure optimal reimbursement based in alignment with commercial, state, and federal insurance plan standards. In addition to his work at Christ Hospital, Agyaaku works for Project 99 as an Intensive In-Community Service Therapist; he has been in this role since 2017. In this role, he provides psychotherapy to culturally diverse children and adolescents ages 5-18 in north and central New Jersey who are diagnosed with major psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues,  while working with their families to ensure best outcomes.

As a first generation Ghanaian American, Agyaaku has a deep passion for providing mental health education and raising awareness to Ghanaian communities as well as other African migrants living in America. In the DSW program, he will garner leadership qualities and apply clinical research to create innovative and specialized mental health resources to bridge the gap between Ghanaian/African migrants and their children.