Dr. Maya Rockeymoore
President and CEO
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore is president and CEO of Global Policy Solutions LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm and President of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to driving society toward inclusion. She provides vision, direction and guidance to the Allies for Reaching Community Healthy Equity initiative.
Dr. Rockeymoore has previously served as the vice president of research and programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), senior resident scholar for Health and Income Security at the National Urban League, Chief Of Staff to Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), professional staff on the House Ways and Means Committee, and as an adjunct professor at American University’s Women and Politics Institute among other positions.
Dr. Rockeymoore has presented and written extensively about health disparities, childhood obesity, health care reform, community-based approaches to health, HIV/AIDS, and Medicaid and Medicare policy. She is the co-author of the Action Strategies for Healthy Communities Toolkit and she has published articles in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and the National Association of State Boards of Education’s State Education Standard among other publications. A member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, Dr. Rockeymoore contributed to the development of its seminal study panel report, “Strengthening Medicare’s Role in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.”
Dr. Rockeymoore is also a widely sought after economic security expert. She has spoken extensively on jobs and the economy, the racial wealth gap, financial literacy, and Social Security. She is the co-editor of Strengthening Community: Social Insurance in a Diverse America and the co-author of Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on Communities of Color. Dr. Rockeymoore has been invited to testify before Congress on income security matters and on February 23, 2009 she was among other nationally renowned economic and income security experts selected to attend the Obama Administration’s White House Fiscal Responsibility Summit.
Dr. Rockeymoore has been invited to speak before numerous organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Women Donors Network, Grantmakers in Aging, Drexel University, Columbia University, Congressional Democratic Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the National Association of Black Journalists among many other groups. She has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times and the Washington Post and has been interviewed on NPR, Sirius XM radio, BET, CNN, and Al Jazeera English among many other media outlets. The recipient of many honors, she was named an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow in 2004 and received Running Start’s 2007 Young Women to Watch Award.
Dr. Rockeymoore holds a B.A. in political science and mass communications from Prairie View A&M University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science, with an emphasis in public policy, from Purdue University.