Dr. Marjorie Innocent serves as Director of Learning and Impact at NAACP. In this capacity, she’s responsible for internal structures and systems for capturing metrics, monitoring progress, reporting, and cross-team sharing and learning. She leads transformative, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects in collaboration with external partners. Along with a working team, she also develops and communicates the Association’s learning impacts to a broad audience of stakeholders to promote the NAACP as a critical resource and advance equity-centered policies as standard practice.
As a health policy professional, Dr. Innocent has served as Senior Director of Health Programs at NAACP, Vice President of Research and Programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. in Washington, DC, Evaluation Specialist in the Department of Shared Accountability at Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, MD, Research Associate at the Center for Applied Research and Technical Assistance Inc. in Baltimore, MD, and Director of the Maryland School-Based Health Center Initiative at the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families in Baltimore.
Dr. Innocent earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French Literature from Columbia College in New York, NY. She has published numerous articles and writings covering various health and education-related topics. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, she is fluent in French and Haitian Creole and has working knowledge of Spanish.