RockHealth.org Welcomes Rodney Foxworth and Dr. Dave Chokshi to Board of Directors
RockHealth.org is honored and excited to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors. Rodney Foxworth and Dave Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP bring extensive experience and expertise to our mission to equip digital health innovators with the resources, reach, and recognition needed to create equitable digital health for all.
Rodney Foxworth is the CEO of Common Future, a nonprofit social enterprise building a future where all people have power, choice, and ownership over the economy. Previously, Rodney was the founder and CEO of Invested Impact, a consultancy that facilitated millions of dollars in philanthropic and impact investment capital into community economic development projects and social entrepreneurs of color. With his experience in community economic development, entrepreneurship, and impact investing, Rodney will provide valuable insights to RockHealth.org’s efforts to promote equitable healthcare innovation. See Rodney’s full bio here.
“Healthcare is one of the leading barriers to achieving equitable outcomes across class, race, gender, sex, and region. RockHealth.org is at a significant inflection point, with the opportunity to be a leading influencer and positive disruptor to better ensure everyone has equitable access to healthcare and meaningful digital health solutions,” Rodney said.
Fellow new Board Member Dr. Dave Chokshi is a Clinical Professor at the Departments of Population Health and Medicine at New York University Langone Health. Previously, he was the 43rd Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he led the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Chokshi’s track record of driving innovation in healthcare delivery and improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations aligns perfectly with RockHealth.org’s equity-focused approach on healthcare transformation. Read Dr. Chokshi’s full bio here.
“Ensuring that digital health innovations actually work for everyone is an urgent and important mission,” said Dr. Chokshi. “I have admired how RockHealth.org has already served that mission, and am looking forward to helping advance it as a board member.”
“We are so excited to welcome Rodney and Dave to Rock Health,” said RockHealth.org CEO and fellow board member, Katie Drasser. “As distinguished leaders in the social innovation and healthcare spaces, Rodney and Dave bring invaluable experience and expertise to RockHealth.org. Their contributions will accelerate our ability to realize an equitable digital health future for all.”
RockHealth.org is a non-profit that advances equity-centered innovation in digital health. We take action towards a more inclusive digital health ecosystem by championing equitable design and innovation, supporting underrepresented innovators, and fostering a community of bold leaders across the healthcare landscape. Learn more about our industry-leading convenings and equity-focused investment and design initiatives at rockhealth.org.
About Rock Health
Rock Health accelerates innovation in digital health through an early-stage venture fund, a digital health strategy group, and a non-profit advancing equity-centered change. As a leader in digital health since 2011, we are committed to transforming health for all humanity and bringing greater humanity to healthcare by investing in, supporting, and advising innovators and entrepreneurs across the healthcare landscape. From early-stage startups to enterprise health companies to equity-focused innovators, we provide our community with the meaningful support and insights needed to bring innovation to life and improve healthcare for all. Learn more at rockhealth.com.