Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm and President of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to making policy work for people and their environments.
Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings previously served as the Director of Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Vice President of Research and Programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Senior Resident Scholar for Health and Income Security at the National Urban League, Chief Of Staff to former Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Professional Staff on the House Ways and Means Committee, and as a CBCF Legislative Fellow in the office of former Congressman Melvin Watt (D-NC) among other positions.
Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings 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 Cummings contributed to the development of its seminal study panel report, “Strengthening Medicare’s Role in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.”
Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings is the Vice Chair of the National Association of Counties Financial Services Corporation, the former board chair of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and has served on the boards of the National Council on Aging, the Campaign for America’s Future, the Economic Policy Institute, and Sustainable Health Enterprises. She co-chairs the Commission to Modernize Social Security and is a member of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the Insight Center Experts of Color Network. 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 Cummings 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 specialty areas in Public Policy, American Politics, and International Relations from Purdue University.