Gladys A. Robinson, Ph.D.- Executive Director

Gladys Robinson - Executive DirectorGladys Ashe Robinson joined Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency as Executive Director in 1982. Her roles as Executive Director are many, including the overall management of the agency, agency and program development, grant writing for new and existing projects, fundraising, chief liaison to the Board of Directors and directing the overall mission and vision of the organization.

In addition to her management duties, Dr. Robinson is involved in several adjunct projects. She is currently serving as the Principal Investigator for grants funded through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), among others. She has served as an instructor at the Duke University Nonprofit Management Center, Triad Region; and is a Grants Reviewer for CDC and HRSA.

Prior to her tenure at Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency, Dr. Robinson served as Interim Executive Director and Program Director at United Services for Older Adults from 1977 through 1982 and also as Director for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program from 1972 to 1977.

Dr. Robinson is currently serving as Senator representing Disctrict 28 in the North Carolina General Assembly. Other professional and civic affiliations include serving on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, where she is vice chair of the Committee on Education, Planning and Policy and chair of the Health Affairs Committee. In addition, Dr. Robinson serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Teacher Academy and on the SETRAC (grants) Committee of the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Board. She chaired the North Carolina Council on Sickle Cell Syndrome for 12 years and does training for the membership of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.

Dr. Robinson holds a Doctorate degree in Leadership Studies and Masters degree in Education and Counseling from NC A&T State University. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Bennett College. She is certified in nonprofit management from Springfield College, Massachusetts and has attended the Minority Director Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management.

Her husband, Ladison Robinson, is deceased, and she has two daughters, and 4 grandchildren.


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