Christine Robinson

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Christine Robinson

Affiliation

Senior Advisor & Philanthropy Consultant

Biography

Christine Robinson is a seasoned leader with expertise in public sector systems, health, and human services, and policy and systems change, She is a recognized strategist known for her work in equity; vision articulation; program development and design; program evaluation; the formation of collaborative ventures; and the launching of local, statewide, regional and national initiatives on major social justice issues of our time. Robinson’s areas of expertise include economic security and asset strategies, health disparities, human development, education disparities, two-generation strategies, policy alignment, equity and inclusion, and place-based endeavors.

Robinson has served as a senior program staff member and consultant to some of the nation’s leading foundations, including the Ford Foundation (co-architect of the six-year initiative to close the racial wealth gap), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (coordinating consultant for the national childhood obesity initiative), the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Moriah Fund, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In the late 1980s, Robinson was appointed Director of the Division of School Age and Adolescent Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was intimately involved in the establishment of the statewide network of school-based health centers and the first violence prevention coalitions in the U.S. She facilitated the creation of the first multicultural HIV/AIDS coalition in the US and the first K-12 HIV/AIDS curriculum. She designed a significant disability initiative and brings an abiding commitment to inclusion, the inherent dignity of all people, and recognition of the numerous intersectional realities faced by historically marginalized communities.

Robinson was educated at Vassar College, Brandeis University, and the University of Pennsylvania and is trained as a developmental and community psychologist. She was the 2017-2018 Christopher Peterson Memorial Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, in applied psychology.

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