Sr. Director of Health Equity
Robyn Taylor is a nationally recognized public health professional specializing in promoting equitable projects, programs, and policy for all people. Robyn has an extensive background in public service including public health, policy development, education, corrections, and food access to communities experiencing the greatest need.
Robyn has served as the Health Equity Consultant and is a former Board Member for NACDD. As the Health Equity Consultant, Robyn provided technical assistance and support to state chronic disease programs through the NACDD Health Equity Council. She also has led the Reaching Minority Men Where They Are research project, the Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities in States: Creating the Bridge from Data to Action project, and various other NACDD health equity projects. She also co-wrote the NACDD Foundations of Health Equity: Creating a Culture of Health for All two-day training, the Moving to Institutional Equity: A Tool to Address Racial Equity in Public Health tool, and An Assessment of Funding and Other Capacity Needs for Health Equity Programming Within State-Level Chronic Disease Programs public health journal article. Robyn is also a founding member of NACDD’s Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Alliance.
Previously, Robyn served the State of Ohio for more than 20 years. In her last role, as the Assistant Director of the Office of Health Equity, she led the organizational-wide cultural competency training and standards development project, which resulted in 99% of staff completing the assessment and training.
In addition to co-founding Epic Health Solutions, Robyn has worked with the New Jersey Nicholson Foundation, Horizon Health, and the National Recreation and Parks Association in developing the NRPA Health Equity Framework.
Robyn believes in helping and encouraging others because others have helped and encouraged her along her journey. She has traveled to four continents exploring the interconnectedness of humanity, as well as ancestry roots in Ghana and Nigeria.
Robyn also has served on various social service agency boards and led the Columbus Council of PTAs, representing more than 3,000 members. She has trained, organized, and encouraged parents throughout Ohio on how to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies to promote positive measurable academic impact as the first statewide project manager for the Parent Leadership Institute with Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati.
Robyn shares her life with her husband, three children, parents, her beloved family and friends, and two dogs, Max and Marley.<< Back to Our Staff