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Roslyn M. Brock

Roslyn M. Brock

Chair of the NAACP

Biography

Roslyn M. Brock is chairman of the national board of directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She made history in February 2010 when she was unanimously elected as its 14th chairman—the youngest person and fourth woman to hold this position. Read More >

Brock is employed as vice president of advocacy and government relations for Bon Secours Health System, Inc., in Marriottsville, Maryland. Prior to working at Bon Secours, Brock worked ten years in health programs at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan.

She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Union University and earned a master’s degree in health services administration from George Washington University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. In May 2010, she received an honorary doctorate degree from Virginia Union University.

Brock has been a servant leader with the NAACP for more than 27 years. She is a Diamond Life Member of the NAACP and joined the association as a freshman at Virginia Union University where she was elected president of the youth and college division from the Commonwealth of Virginia. One year later, she was elected as a youth board member from Region 7 representing the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. As vice chairman of the NAACP Board Health Committee, her advocacy for quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare for vulnerable and economically challenged communities resulted in the creation of a standing committee on health.

Brock has secured millions of dollars to support NAACP programs. From 1999 to 2010, she chaired the NAACP’s National Convention Planning Committee. In this role, she led the committee to institute fiscal policies that resulted in the annual convention becoming a profit center for the association with average net revenues of $1 million dollars a year.

From 2001 to 2010, she served as vice chairman of the NAACP national board. In 2005, Brock created the NAACP Leadership 500 Summit. The Summit’s goal is to recruit, train, and retain a new generation of civil rights leaders for the NAACP. Since its inception, Leadership 500 has contributed more than $700,000 to the NAACP to support its programs.

Brock is a member of the board of trustees for the Catholic Health Association of the United States of America and George Washington University. She is a member of several professional and civic organizations, including the American Public Health Association; American College of Health Services Executives; Association of Healthcare Philanthropy; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and The Links, Inc.

A recipient of numerous healthcare, community service, and leadership awards, Brock is widely recognized for her leadership skills. She was featured in the September 2010 edition of Essence magazine as one of “40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who Are Changing the World,” featured on BET’s 2010 Black Girls Rock!, and received the 2010 National Urban League’s Women of Power Award.

Brock participated in the US Department of Defense’s 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) reserved for American leaders interested in expanding their knowledge of the military and national defense. She was a guest lecturer on the “Alleviating Global Poverty” presentation in Rome, Italy, at the 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Conflict Resolution Conference co-sponsored by Lott Carey Foreign Mission and the Baptist Union of Italy. From 2003 to 2005, she was a Young Leaders fellow with the National Committee on US-China Relations to build cross-cultural understanding and professional networks with young Chinese leaders. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

Maximizing Access to Care: A National Imperative

Passion & Principles: Youth Leadership Making a Difference

Women in Leadership: Changing the World

NAACP: The Next Generation

When You Find Your Voice You Can Transform a Nation

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