Robyn Davis came to Freedom House in January of 2009, serving first as Executive Vice President and then as President a few months later; after serving on the board of Directors since 2007. Her compassion for the homeless comes in part from personal experience. For a while as a youngster, her family was homeless in New York. Fortunately they had relatives able to take them in, but she realizes how scary it is to be homeless without anyone to help and wonder how you are going to care for your own.
Robyn has both a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in English/Sociology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. In her career legal work, Robyn worked in Rhode Island with RI Legal Services, the State Department of Attorney General and in private practice before serving as an associate housing court judge. She represented low-income persons in civil cases; investigated, mediated and prosecuted consumer fraud complaints; and specialized in bankruptcy, consumer fraud and family law. She has served in ministry in numerous capacities and holds a Joint Certificate in Biblical Counseling from the Biblical Counseling Institute in Mobile, Alabama and the Smith Center for Leadership Development, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Although Robyn was reluctant to take the helm at Freedom House, she has become its most ardent, passionate advocate, believing she’s living God’s heart. “It’s truly a privilege to be here,” she said.