Meet Roselyn V. Aker-Black, Psy.D

Who is Dr.Roz?

Roselyn V. Aker- Black, Psy.D (affectionately known as Dr. Roz) is a native of Rome, Georgia. Dr. Roz is an award-winning psychologist and has over 14 years of experience in providing psychological services to children, families, and couples in the nonprofit, government, and private industry sectors. Currently, she is the Chief Operating Officer for the Goal Grinders Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides Leadership and Entrepreneurial training with a STEM Focus for at-risk middle and high school girls. 

Where it started?

Roselyn’s entire life has been dedicated to helping and serving others so it was only natural for her to explore the world of psychology. She earned an undergraduate degree at Fisk University in Nashville, TN. where she accepted being an intellectual. Directly after undergrad, she entered into a doctoral program at The American Schools of Professional Psychology at Argosy University to become a clinical psychologist.

Upon receiving her doctorate, she began to think of creative ways to educate people on how to receive those things that they desired in life. Through the Dr. Roz Academy, she created classes to help those that may not be able to afford a therapeutic session or who were against the word therapy. Marriage Exposed was created and designed to talk about all things that may occur within relationships. Twice a year, Dr. Roz’s Relationship Bootcamp is offered to help those who may be suffering in this area of their life.

What has she done?

She is a popular keynote speaker and advice columnist for her advice on practical relationship functioning, Human trafficking, Intimate Partner Violence, and Organizational Behavior and Management. Some of Dr. Roz’s awards include the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund Forty under Forty, The Daily Records’ Very Important Professional Under Forty, Maryland’s Leading Woman award, 2-time winner of The Daily Records Top 100 Women of Maryland award, North Atlantic Regional Exemplary Citizen Award, and Fisk University’s Inaugural Talented Tenth award.

Dr. Roz’s media experience includes psychological consults with the Anderson Cooper Talk Show (2012), the OWN’s Network docuseries Unfaithful (2012), Huffington Post, Fox5DC, NBC4, and a regular guest appearance on Howard University’s WHUR 96.3 as a relationship expert. Dr. Roz is the Series Psychologist on TV One’s limited series, “For My Woman”. Dr. Aker-Black’s work has also been published in International Journals.

Walker’s Legacy is excited to have Dr. Roz as a guest for our virtual morning chat series, ‘Cowork and Connect’ giving tips on self-care in times of crisis. 


Camille Campbell

Camille is a current student at Bowie State University studying Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Her strong passion for helping women of color excel in the business world was fueled by her exposure to two boss women in business: her mom and older sister.

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