Robin Ray recently transitioned from Program Manager for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition program to Accreditation Specialist/QIPM. She has been with the Health District since 2015. Robin is a 16 year professional educator and has shifted from Public Education to Public Health as she continues to follow her dream of doing “work that really matters.” Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and has completed many hours of post-graduate work in Humanities and in Education (Curriculum and Instruction), nearing Master’s degrees in both fields. Additionally, she is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Practitioner, Certified Community Health Worker (Promotor), has been certified by the American Cancer Society to facilitate their cessation (quit) course, Fresh Start, and is trained in Motivational Interviewing techniques.
Robin is married to a local broadcaster and they are both reformed smokers after decades of using tobacco. They have six adult children, so she is particularly passionate about helping young people and pregnant women with their attempts to quit tobacco use and has worked hard to see that TPCC offers programs for them (Project EX, SCRIPT). Robin is thrilled to have the opportunity to assist the Health District in receiving National Accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board. She is finding it to be both exciting and meaningful work, and she can’t wait for the next step!