Inspira Health recently announced the promotion of Robin A. Walton to the role of chief philanthropy officer and senior vice president, external affairs, effective February 1. Walton will take on the responsibilities of the retiring Peter Kaprielyan, who served as senior vice president of the Inspira Foundation for the last decade.
With an illustrious career spanning more than a decade in government and community relations across various sectors, including health care, higher education, and library services, Walton is set to lead Inspira Health toward realizing its vision for widespread health access and community welfare.
Prior to her promotion, Walton served as senior vice president of government and external affairs at Inspira Health since August 30, 2021, where she established a record of forging strong, collaborative relationships with political representatives and government officials at the local, regional, and state levels. She will maintain her responsibilities within government and external affairs in this expanded role.
Since joining Inspira, Walton has helped secure funding for vital projects to expand access and care for the communities Inspira serves in the South Jersey region, including Inspira’s youth anti-violence program in Cumberland County, behavioral health expansions, an Autism Diagnostic Center in Woodbury Township, the Community Health Worker program, and the expansion of the County Option for Medicaid recipients.
Walton has also been a foundational part of many collaborations and partnerships with a variety of community stakeholders throughout the region. These key partnerships include Rowan College of South Jersey, Rowan University, Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, Acenda Health, Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez and Congressmen Jeff Van Drew and Donald Norcross.
Walton’s previous roles included vice president for community and government affairs at Thomas Edison University, and she has held pivotal positions at the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and Capital Health.
An alumna of Rutgers University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in political science, and Thomas Edison State University where she earned her Master of Science in management, Walton was also a 2015 Harvard Kennedy School Emerging Leader Program participant and a 2018 graduate of the Public Affairs Council’s Institute.