Robin Walton was named VP of Government and External Affairs by Inspira Health, the health system announced Wednesday.
In this role, Walton will forge collaborative relationships on behalf of Inspira with local, regional, and state political representatives and government officials. She will also represent Inspira as a member on associations where public policy and advocacy are key goals, and counsel Inspira leaders on health care bills and legislation.
The highly regarded Walton has more than a decade of experience in government and community relations in higher education, health care and library services. Since 2013, she has served as the vice president for Community and Government Affairs at Thomas Edison University.
Earlier in her career, Walton served as confidential assistant to the Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. She also coordinated community, local, and state affairs for Capital Health.
Inspira Health CEO Amy Mansue said the organization was thrilled to make the announcement.
“With Robin’s experience in government and community relations, paired with her expert understanding of the health care field, she will be a valuable asset to Inspira as we implement our new strategic plan,” she said.
Walton welcomed a chance at the role.
“I am grateful for this opportunity,” she said. “I’m excited to join the Inspira team in their quest to fulfill the organization’s mission and vision to the community,” said Walton. “I look forward to joining this dynamic organization as it expands to further support the residents of South Jersey.”
Walton earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers and her Master of Science in Management degree from Thomas Edison State University. Walton was also a 2015 Harvard Kennedy School Emerging Leader Program participant and a 2018 graduate of the Public Affairs Council’s Institute.
Walton serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey and on the Board of Trustees for RWJBarnabas Hamilton and Rowan College at Burlington County. Previously, Walton served on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Hospital Association and the Children’s Specialized Hospital.