The Body Agency Collective

The Body Agency Collective is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that drives healthcare accessibility, education, job creation, advocacy and innovation around the world. We focus on marginalized communities and fill critical gaps addressing the disparities, enabling the next generation to thrive.

Breaking Down Barriers

HEALTHCARE ACCESSABILITY

Helping eliminate global healthcare inequalities by ensuring that products and services are delivered to all that need them.

EDUCATION

Ensuring that women and girls around the world get the sexual health and wellness education they need to live healthier lives.

JOB CREATION

Partnering with programs that support women finding sustainable work to support themselves and their families.

Innovation

Finding innovation for rapid infectious disease testing is critical, the protection of public health depends on accessibility to fast and reliable results.

BodyNEXT Impact

Join a movement to change the future of our next generation and their access to health products and services. Featuring a documentary series involving A-list celebrities, members of our body board of medical providers, and real people all talking about “taboo” subjects loaded with stigma.

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Individual Impact

With your contribution, we can work to ensure that all women and girls have access to the sexual wellness products and education they need to be healthy.

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Corporate Impact

We partner with GOLD standard NGO’s, Universities, Corporates, the medical community, thought leaders, celebrities and philanthropists to bring together a true collective, to build sustainable programs around the world and fill much needed gaps.

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How We Do It

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Support - with body care kits

We have opportunities for companies to participate in “In Kind “ product sponsorships through our Body Care Kits.

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ADVOCATE - with BODYNEXT

Our BodyNEXT campaign provides a platform for philanthropists, celebrities, activists and thought leaders to act on their advocacy.

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seed - with Global Grants

We make it easy to seed grants to fund and test innovative wellness solutions on a global scale.

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scale - With experience

We start small and we grow strategically. We see what works on a grass roots level and scale accordingly, with intelligence and strategic purpose.

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INNOVATE - with research

In collaboration with NGOs, Universities and Corporations, we use scientific research and data to innovate change.

The Collective’s Board of Directors

KATE ROBERTS

The Body Agency Founder & CEO

KATE ROBERTS

The Body Agency Founder & CEO

Kate Roberts has 30 years of experience working in global development, philanthropy and business. She has tackled some of the most challenging women’s issues, including HIV/AIDS, sexual reproductive health, menstrual hygiene, sanitation, maternal health and gender-based violence. She is founder of 3 non-profits: YouthAIDS, Five and Alive, and Maverick Collective. Together with PSI, Melinda Gates and The Crown Princess of Norway, Kate built a $100M global philanthropic social enterprise with the world's top female donors called Maverick Collective. Her recognitions include Young Global Leader at The World Economic Forum (WEF), Founding Curator of WEF Global Shapers, Fast Company Top 100 Most Creative, Vogue 100 Top Women, CNN Hero, Jack Valenti AIDS Leadership Award and Fortune's Most Powerful Women.

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HARVEY GRANT

Professional Basketball Player

HARVEY GRANT

Professional Basketball Player

Harvey is a retired NBA player after 11 years playing for both the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers. He comes from a basketball family; his twin brother Horace Grant is a four-time champion with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers and his son Jerami Grant currently plays for the Denver Nuggets. Harvey is now focusing his investments on healthcare, and wishes to use his platform and network to support The Body Agency Collective and girls health issues.
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Amita Vyas, PHD, MHS

Professor of Public Health

Amita Vyas, PHD, MHS

Professor of Public Health

Amita is an Associate Professor and Director of the Maternal and Child Health Program in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. At the age of 20, Professor Vyas journeyed to Calcutta to work alongside Mother Teresa in the Missionaries of Charity. She saw what the social determinants of health and well-being really mean to vulnerable populations, and from that extraordinary experience decided to pursue a career in public health. Today, her work focuses on reproductive health care, adolescent health, and the health and development of immigrant children and adolescents. She is also an expert in multi-level research methods and evaluation. She also holds an adjunct position in the Department of Population and Family Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Debra Messing

Emmy award-winning actress

Debra Messing

Emmy award-winning actress

Debra Messing is an Emmy award-winning actress, producer, social justice and human rights advocate. She is the cohost of an activism focused podcast called “The Dissenters.” Debra Messing is best known for her Emmy & SAG Award winning role as “Grace Adler” on NBC’s Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series “Will & Grace.” Film credits include the award winning “Searching,” “Along Came Polly,” “The Wedding Date” “Nothing Like The Holidays,” “The Women,” and most recently, “The Dark Divide.” Messing was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Women In Film’s Lucy Award, The Gracie Allen Award, American Comedy Award, among 50 nominations. Messing is the Global Health Ambassador for PSI focusing on HIV/AIDS. She has traveled extensively in Africa in this role and testified before the House Foreign Affairs sub-committee on Africa and Global Health and spoke at the International AIDS conference. Messing supports HRC (Human Rights Campaign), Times Up, Everytown for Gun Safety, Mom’s Demand Act, the ACLU, ERA Coalition, The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Marley’s Mutts among many other organizations. Messing has been honored by the HRC for being one of the world’s greatest supporters to the LGBTQ+ community both on screen and off screen, and by The Trevor Project with The Trevor Life Award for her contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. Messing is also a founding member of The nonpartisan civic engagement organization i am a voter.
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