Christine Robinson is a seasoned leader with expertise in nonprofit and public sector systems, generative networks, and systems across the U.S. and building on ramps to policy and systems change for justice. She is a recognized strategist known for her work in equity, vision articulation, program development, design, and outcomes. She also has extensive experience in program evaluation, the formation of collaborative ventures, and the launching of local, statewide, regional, and national initiatives on significant social justice issues.
Robinson served as a consultant to the Obama Administration White House Office of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, crafting a municipal strategy. Her 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 Lumina Foundation, the Moriah Fund, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Robinson was appointed Director of the Division of School Age and Adolescent Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was intimately involved in establishing the statewide network of school-based health centers and the first violence prevention coalitions in the U.S. She facilitated creating the first multicultural HIV/AIDS coalition in the U.S. and the first K-12 HIV/AIDS curriculum, which Tom Brokaw reported on because of how innovative the curriculum was.
She designed a significant disability initiative and brought an abiding commitment to co-creation and inclusion, all people’s inherent dignity, and recognition of historically marginalized communities’ numerous intersectional realities. 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. She is a Fellow at The University of New Hampshire, Carsey School of Public Policy.