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Roslyn M. Brock

Roslyn M. Brock

NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Emeritus


Roslyn M. Brock is Chief Advocacy Officer at Bon Secours Mercy Health, a top 20 health system delivering care at more than 1,000 sites, including 48 hospitals through 60,000 employees across Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia and Ireland. Read More >

Previously, she served as vice president, Advocacy and Government Relations for Bon Secours Health System where she directed legislative and regulatory efforts on health care policy and reform, health equity and social justice. She also served as Executive Director, Bon Secours Community Works. Prior to Bon Secours, she served as Program Associate for health programs at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Brock earned a Master of Health Services Administration from George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She also earned a Master of Divinity and undergraduate degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude from Virginia Union University. She holds four honorary doctorate degrees.

Brock is a nationally recognized health policy advocate and social justice change agent as the youngest person and fourth woman to chair the national board of directors for the NAACP. She currently serves as Chairman Emeritus.

She is a Trustee at George Washington University and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; Chair, International Connection and Social Action Committee, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Vice Chair Women’s Caucus; Comcast/NBC Universal’s Diversity Advisory Council; Past Chair Board of Advisors, Milken Institute School of Public Health and Former Trustee, Catholic Health Association (CHA) of the United States of America. She is also the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Health Care Leader Award from the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and the 2018 Schaffner Award for Social Impact from Northwestern University. Member, American Public Health Association (APHA); American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); Association of Healthcare Philanthropy; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA); and The LINKS, Inc.

Brock’s passionate advocacy on behalf of those who are poor, marginalized and vulnerable is embodied in an African proverb: “Care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.” 

She extols a social justice mandate as Associate Minister at the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Her favorite passage of scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you saith the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. To give you hope and a future.”

Brock’s trademark mantra is “Courage will not skip this generation! ®” 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