Robyn Davis joined the Freedom House family in 2007 as a member of the Board of Directors and served on the Executive Committee as the Secretary. In January of 2009, she joined the staff, serving first as Executive Vice President and then as President a few months later. 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 or knowledge of available resources.
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.
Robyn represents Freedom House on the Brown County Homeless and Housing Coalition, the Nonprofit Resource Group and serves as a member of the Salvation Army Community Center and Social Services Council, Mayor Schmitt’s Nonprofit Advisory Board & HOPE Task Force, and Management Women.