Robin Smith serves as the Lead, Foundation Development for the Ascension Saint Agnes Foundation. This role is critical as the Foundation builds and grows a culture of gratitude inside the walls of Ascension Saint Agnes, and extending out into the communities the hospital serves. Robin works diligently to connect with patients and associates to identify ways their personal stories and perspectives can be heard and shared. Robin is also part of the ABIDE (Appreciation, Belongingness, Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity) team at Ascension Saint Agnes, ensuring we bring about a just and compassionate society central to Ascension Saint Agnes’ mission.
Robin’s healthcare experience dates back to the early 2000’s when she joined Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. as part of the Administrative Team on the Critical Care and Intensive Care Units, in the Emergency Department, and in the Nursing Executive Office. Over time, she was continuously promoted, transitioning to the roles of Patient Relations Coordinator, Patient Relations Manager, Database Administrator, and Manager of the Senior Connection Network. During her years at Providence, Robin also served as a liaison between the hospital Foundation and Finance teams. She coordinated and managed many associate and community events, and chaired the DC Ascension ABIDE Council. Earlier in her career, Robin worked in the automotive industry and was active on Capitol Hill, where she advocated for industry leaders to optimize product import protocols.
Robin pursued her education at Liberty University and Concordia University. Additionally, she earned a certificate from Cornell University’s Diversity and Inclusion Program. Robin is a member of the American Business Women’s Association, Maryland Black Chambers of Commerce, and the United States Women Chamber of Commerce. She is also part of the Customer Experience Advisory Board for Richmond University, licensed as a realtor in the State of Maryland, and certified as a Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge CRM Professional. Robin is also a government contracting consultant for newbies, and the owner and founder of JCR Senior-2-Senior Connection Network, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.
Robin and her husband of 40+ years have three sons and four grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and pursing continuous education opportunities. Additionally, Robin is proud to serve on the Board of Trustees for her church.