Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried appointed Roxey C. Nelson on Monday to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.
Nelson currently serves as the Vice President of Politics and Strategic Campaigns for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, a healthcare worker labor union. As part of the 21-person commission, she will help “provide communication, promotion, and collaboration among the hundreds of organizations working in all 67 counties that are focused on the welfare of the women,” the organization’s bio says.
“We are all made wiser, stronger, and more whole when our institutions represent the diversity of experience and thought in our great state,” Fried said in a statement. “I am pleased to appoint Roxey Nelson to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, and I look forward to her service and advocacy on behalf of Florida’s women and girls.”
Nelson is a native of St. Andrews, Grenada. During her tenure at 1199SEIU, she helped lead long-term culture change projects, establish trans-organizational partnerships and oversaw labor and community organizing, a news release said.
Nelson also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from Rutgers University, and a Master’s degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University.