Debbie J. Rock, Executive Director
LIGHT Health & Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc.
Debbie Rock is the founder and Executive Director of the LIGHT Health & Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc. Ms. Rock oversees all of LIGHT’s comprehensive support services provided to children, youth and families whose lives have been impacted by health and societal issues, including HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.
As an advocate for children and families, Ms. Rock was instrumental in developing legislation for the State of Maryland Kinship Care Program and helping to get other state legislation passed that created stand-by guardianship to protect parental rights. She has forged collaborations with various organizations such as Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Systems, and Glass Substance Abuse Treatment Programs as well as numerous community-based and AIDS service organizations.
Ms Rock served as chair of the Greater Baltimore HIV Health Services Planning Council, and as a member of President Bush’s President’s Council on HIV/AIDS. She has also served as a member of the Baltimore City Mayor’s Commission on HIV/AIDS, a member of The Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Board of Directors and the Mercy Medical Center Board of Directors. Ms. Rock is currently a member of Morgan State University Social Work advisory board.
The business community has also recognized Ms. Rock’s various contributions to the Baltimore metropolitan area by naming her one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Rock believes that her greatest role in life is to be a servant of God and to do the work that he has chosen her to do.