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British Robinson

Ms. British A. Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA). Robinson is a visionary leader with more than 20 years experience, leading initiatives in international and domestic health, corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, government relations, and advocacy and policy development. In her role, she oversees all aspects of the initiative, including the education/awareness campaign, advocacy and fundraising efforts, operations, program implementation and strategic alliances. 

Prior to joining WHA, Robinson was Senior Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at Women for Women International where she was responsible for organizational planning, institutional giving, and strategic partnerships. Previously, Robinson was Vice President of Global Strategy & Programs at Susan G. Komen, guiding the strategic development, implementation and management of all international programs and initiatives and Race for the Cure activities outside the U.S. Robinson also served at the U.S. Department of State as the Deputy Coordinator/Director of Private Sector Engagement for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), where she was responsible for the US Government’s successful establishment of public private partnerships at the international, national and enterprise levels to strengthen HIV/AIDS initiatives. 

Additionally, during her tenure at the State Department, she held a special assignment as Director and Special Advisor to the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, where she established and managed alliances and partnerships committed to advancing the rights of women and girls around the world. Earlier in her career, Ms. Robinson worked for the Jesuit Conference/Jesuit Refugee Services USA as the Director of Social and International Ministries, Citigroup/Citibank in retail banking, and served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC). 

Ms. Robinson holds an M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Public Policy and Business Administration from George Washington University. She has received an honorary Doctorate from Fairfield University and is a member of the University Advisory Board for the Center on Faith & Politics. She also serves on the Mercy Health Clinic Board, a free, community-based primary health care provider serving uninsured, low-income adults in Montgomery County, Maryland.