Gladys Ashe Robinson, Ph.D.- Executive
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.