Christine Robinson

Carsey Senior Fellow
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Christine Robinson is a seasoned thought leader with expertise in nonprofit and public sector systems and building pathways to policy and systems change. She is a recognized strategist in equity, vision articulation, and program development and design. Robinson brings extensive experience in program evaluation, forming collaborative projects, and launching initiatives on social justice issues for various audiences. She currently works as an executive coach, consultant, facilitator, and strategist, and creates initiatives focused on nurturing a culture of wellbeing.

Robinson prioritizes intersectional equity in all of her work. Intersectionality examines power dynamics, practices, and realms of society, and is grounded in application. Intersectional equity goes a step further by recognizing and valuing each person’s multiple identities. Equity can be exhibited through unbiased access to participation, co-creation with those directly affected in building strategies and programs, and the infrastructure of institutions, and communities.

Throughout Robinson’s career, she has utilized her expertise to make significant strides in a multitude of initiatives across several sectors. Robinson was appointed Director of the Division of School Age and Adolescent Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which involved establishing a statewide network of health centers and violence prevention coalitions. She has also designed a citywide foundation disability initiative to improve access to resources. She brings an abiding commitment to co-creation, inclusion, the inherent dignity of all people.

She has also served as a senior program staff member and consultant to some of the nation’s leading foundations, including the Ford Foundation, as co-architect of the six-year initiative to close the racial wealth gap; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as 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 studied at Vassar College, Brandeis University, and the University of Pennsylvania, and is trained as a developmental and community psychologist. She was the 2017-18 Christopher Peterson Memorial Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Applied Psychology. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of New Hampshire's Carsey School of Public Policy.