Allona Lane Cross is the Deputy Director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity where she serves as second in command of the agency. She assists the Executive Director in the administration & coordination of the agency in the areas of operations, administration, financial management, information technology, compliance, and investigations.

Prior to becoming the Deputy Director, Allona served as the Fair Housing Division Director where she was responsible for enforcing the Georgia Fair Housing Law and managing the Fair Housing Division, which investigates highly complex cases involving allegations of unlawful discrimination in housing throughout the State of Georgia.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Mississippi. She furthered her education by earning a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management and Public Policy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.