Current Leader

Catoya Roberts

Catoya Roberts
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Cohort Start Year: 2018 Project Topics: Education, Leadership Development, Public Policy, Public, Population and Community Health, Violence and Trauma Populations Served: African-American/Black, Children and Families, Low-Income Communities, Women's Health
National Network Coordinator
Advancement Project

Catoya Roberts’s focus area is racial equity and women. She believes that women, particularly women of color, are central to healthy and strong families and communities. Women are infrequently regarded as leaders who can drive social, political, and economic change fundamental to promoting health and health equity. Healthy communities are created through healthy environments and people flourishing everywhere, despite their socioeconomic level, race, gender, or religion. Catoya often references her mother and grandmother, two women, who despite their circumstances raised strong independent women. Catoya grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she currently resides. Her father was not physically or emotionally present when she was growing up; the majority of her rearing was by her mother and her dad’s mother. This played a major role on her outlook on life; she has seen firsthand what it looks like when women are not given equal opportunities.

Catoya Roberts was formerly the Associate Director of a Statewide Faith-Based Organizing Organization. She is also an ordained minister and serves at her home church in Milwaukee. Catoya’s faith and love for people has led her into the world of organizing. Catoya is dedicated to her community and the people in it.

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