Reyma McCoy McDeid
Reyma McCoy Hyten, the first Black woman to ever serve as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner for the Administration on Disabilities, is now devoting her full time and attention to supporting the creation of just and verdant communities for all in the US- and beyond. She was the recipient of a 2019 AT&T Humanity of Connection award. Additionally, her 2018 run for office was endorsed by the Working Families Party. Her work has been featured in Vice, Time, The Guardian, and USA Today. After a twenty-year career as a helping professional, her vocation has shifted from serving marginalized people to addressing, through her signature approach to identifying and confronting the root causes of oppression, how systems create marginalization in the first place.