Oliver L. Roy is a native Washingtonian and
a mental health advocate with over 15 years of extensive experience of outreach and mental health training. As an outreach representative, parent educator and parent advocate he was responsible for improving parent support by managing, supervising parent training's, parent workshops and parent support groups as well as congressional and city council testimony to improving access to services for individuals with mental health and special needs who face health care and social barriers challenges. In addition to creating a research programmatic and policy agenda for a merging public health Issues, Mr. Roy has served on numerous panels, boards and committees.
He is a founding member of the Male Caregivers Advocacy Support Group, (MCAS) and advocates tirelessly for male caregivers of special needs children through presentations at both local and national organization meetings,training's, workshops and conferences. He also served as chairperson of the Parent Advocacy Leaders Support Group, both are parent support groups are sponsored by (HSCSN). Mr. Roy has worked as Epilepsy Advocate for HSCSN under a grant received from the Department of Health, and served on the Mayor’s Advisory Advocacy Committee on Early Childhood Strategic Planning Task force just to name a few among many other committees.