Rashida Brown

Director of Government Partnerships
Rashida is an expert in public sector relations, with 20+ years in government and nonprofits, focusing on programs for children, workforce, and public health, advocating for efficient, dignified assistance. ->

Rashida has more than 20 years of experience in the health and human services field. She strives to promote innovation and excellence in public sector systems and drive robust technology solutions, policies and programs that lead to improved outcomes for children, youth, and families. Before joining AidKit, Rashida was the Program Director of Health and Human Services for the National Association of Counites where she was responsible for leading NACo’s human services portfolio and national initiatives advancing county services delivery systems serving children and their families. Her areas of expertise are in early childhood development, public health, workforce development and partnerships with higher education, child welfare and human services. Rashida has a Masters in Social Work from Howard University in Washington, DC.


Rashida is extremely active in her community. She was formally Vice Chair of the Ward One Democrats and is a proud five term elected official serving as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Washington, DC. In her elected role, she advocates for affordable housing and revitalization along the Georgia Avenue Corridor. She also fostered transportation projects promoting pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle safety and connectivity throughout her Single Member District and supported their extension within and beyond Ward One. She worked with community members in leading a public safety task force for Georgia Ave, now Georgia Avenue Thrive, to support small businesses, protect the safely and well-being of residents and promote vibrancy and inclusivity along the corridor. When she is not working at Aidkit or doing community work, she enjoys wine tasting, Sunday meditation, 1990s R&B and Hip Hop dance parties, spending time with friends and family, and chain watching Celebrity Ghost Stories.


R. Brown (Jan 31, 2022). County News: Counties transform, modernize human services delivery systems. Source: https://www.naco.org/articles/counties-transform-modernize-human-services-delivery-systems

2022 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow: https://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/profile/rashida-brown/

2019 National Black Child Development Institute Fellow: https://www.nbcdi.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/NBCDI-Policy-Press-Release-2019-2021_2.pdf