Catoya Roberts is the national network coordinator for Advancement Project National Office’s Formation project where she works to build and sustain a racially diverse coalition of partners. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Catoya was an associate director at WISDOM, a statewide faith-based organizing nonprofit.

Catoya’s faith and love for people led her into the world of organizing and she’s been part of the movement for more than 10 years. She is a trainer and facilitator in the areas of mass incarceration, civic engagement, youth organizing, public health (health equity) and race equity. Catoya was appointed by the governor of Wisconsin to the Public Health Commission to represent the people of Wisconsin and is also a part of the Robert Wood Johnson Cultural of Health Leaders Program.

Catoya is one of the Co-Founders of FREE. FREE is a campaign of EXPO (Ex People Organizing) but for impacted and formerly incarcerated women and girls. She is an associate minister at New Covenant Baptist Church in Milwaukee, WI and was raised in Milwaukee, WI, she attended Hampton University.