Dwayne Proctor, Ph.D., Senior Adviser to the President, Dr. Richard Besser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Proctor came to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2002 as a senior communications and program officer who provided strategic guidance and resources for several child health and risk-prevention initiatives. In 2005, Proctor was tapped to develop and execute RWJF’s national strategies to reverse the rising trend in childhood obesity rates. In this role, he: (1) advanced changes to public policies and industry practices; (2) demonstrated innovative community and school environmental changes; and (3) used advocacy approaches to educate leaders on their roles in preventing childhood obesity. Today, Proctor advises the Foundation’s senior leaders and staff on health equity. His goal is to make RWJF a trusted and respected leader in the field of health equity. Proctor received his degrees in communication science from the University of Connecticut and he humbly serves as the board chair of the NAACP Foundation.
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