Shane Robinson, MA, CAE
Areas of Expertise:
- Nonprofit management
- Government affairs
- Day-to-day management of organizational processes
Shane Robinson joined Coulter in April 2008 as an associate and manager of association services for the Emergency Department Practice Management Association. He is currently a senior associate and executive director of the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation (EDNF).
Prior to his time with Coulter, Robinson worked for a variety of nonprofits around the globe in the health, education, and environment sectors. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia from 2002 to 2005.
In the fall of 2010 Robinson was elected to a four-year term in the Maryland House of Delegates representing Maryland's 39th legislative district.
Robinson earned undergraduate degrees in biology and Spanish at the University of Nevada, Reno, and a graduate degree in sustainable development at the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.
On weekends Robinson teaches scuba at the Atlantic Edge Dive Center, and ski patrols at Whitetail ski resort. He also serves as president of Amigos de Iracambi, US, which supports the Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research and Conservation Center located in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and he sits on the boards of the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the University of Maryland Dental School. Shane enjoys running, skiing and travel.
Robinson resides in Montgomery Village, Maryland with his wife, Mary, and his son, Gordon.
Here's what Shane is talking about:
His Blog, Delegate Shane Robinson
Now, here's the backstory on Shane:
- Hometown: Montgomery Village, Maryland
- First car: 1985 Chevy Citation
- Superhero power I wish I had: Time travel
- Television show or movie most resembles my current life: C-SPAN meets Modern Family
- App I can’t live without: Google Maps
- Favorite guilty pleasure: Espresso
- Three publications I’d recommend for anyone who does what I do: I’m a generalist, so with that in mind: The New Yorker, the Atlantic and the Economist.
- What I do on my “free” time: Read. Stretch. Read.
- If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go…: I’ve lived, worked, and studied on five continents, but I’ve never been to Yellowstone National Park. I need to fix that.
- Advice I would give my “younger self”: Always wear sunscreen.
- How my life has changed since I joined Coulter: Since joining Coulter in 2008 I have become a father, been elected to public office, completed my master’s degree, become a scuba instructor and a ski patroller, run several marathons, and generally had a wonderful time.
- At the end of the day…: a new day begins.
“To do the work you love and feel that it matters; how could anything be more fun?”