Josephine Bias Robinson
Chief, Office of Family and Public Engagement
Josephine Bias Robinson is Chief of the Office of Family and Public Engagement. This office supports parents and families, fosters community partnerships, spearheads community engagement efforts, and facilitates community forums and other public meetings.
Prior to joining DCPS, Mrs. Robinson served as vice president of Income and Community Impact with United Way Worldwide. Mrs. Robinson also served as the United Way representative to the national Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board, and as a member of the governing board for Enhanced Capital Partners LLC.
Prior to joining United Way Worldwide, Mrs. Robinson served as senior administration appointee at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she served as director of the Office of Community Services at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF); HHS representative to the US Treasury Department’s Financial Literacy Education Council; the ACF representative to the HHS Interagency Council on Homelessness; and earlier as chief of staff to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Public Health and Science and the Executive Director of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
In 2001, Mrs. Robinson served in the White House as executive assistant to the Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr., and later as an associate director for healthcare outreach in the Office of Public Liaison. Mrs. Robinson also worked in the United States Senate as a professional staff member to the Joint Economic Committee. In the private sector, she was a manager of Federal Affairs for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and a legislative assistant and administrative coordinator at Amgen.
Mrs. Robinson has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Politics from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.