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Roslyn M.
Brock

Chief Global Equity Officer

Roslyn M. Brock, a nationally recognized civil rights, health policy, and equity advocate, is Abt Associates’ Chief Global Equity Officer.  Brock is Chairman Emeritus of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  She was the youngest person ever elected NAACP chairman and the fourth woman to hold the position.

She has dedicated her career to improving equity and opportunity for all and is a widely honored social justice change agent with deep experience in health.

In her new role, Brock will be responsible for designing an external and internal global Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion strategy that achieves mission impact and drives business results.  She will guide related investments across all business functions, co-creating methods, tools, and capabilities in support of an inclusive culture, market development, and external partnerships.  Brock will also be involved with clients, identifying solutions for critical client challenges and opportunities.   

Prior to joining Abt, Brock was CEO of Equity Partnership Strategies, LLC, a racial equity consulting firm that provides strategic consultation to corporate boards, executive leadership teams, non-profit organizations and institutions on talent acquisition, community engagement, capital investments and risk mitigation.  

She previously served as Chief Advocacy Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the 20 largest health systems in the country, where she provided system-wide leadership to promote health care reform, health equity, and social justice initiatives for vulnerable populations to improve the health and well-being of communities.  Brock has also managed and directed domestic and international health programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, and the New York State Health Department.

She is a Board Trustee at George Washington University and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; Chairman, International Connection/Social Action Committee, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.; Vice Chairman, Women’s Caucus, Comcast/ NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Advisory Council; former Chair, Board of Advisors, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University and Board Member NAACP.

Expertise:

  • Civil Rights/Social Justice/Social Impact
  • Health Policy
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Publications:

  • Grace, Helen K. Ph.D & Brock, Roslyn M. “Solving the Health Care Dilemma: What Will Work?” Current Issues In Nursing, Fourth Edition, Mosby-Year Book, Inc. Publishing, Pg 425; 1994
  • Brock, Roslyn M. & Grace, Helen K. Ph.D “Community Partnerships: Towards A New South African Health Care System” Journal of Academic Medicine, Vol. 68, No. 11 pg. 828-830; 1993
Roslyn M. Brock