Inspira Health appoints Robin A. Walton as Vice President of Government and External Affairs
MULLICA HILL, NJ – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Inspira Health today announced the appointment of Robin A. Walton as Vice President of Government and External Affairs, effective August 30.
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 of associations where public policy and advocacy are key objectives, and advise Inspira executives on healthcare bills and laws.
âWith Robin’s background in government and community relations, coupled with her expert understanding of the healthcare field, she will be a valuable asset to Inspira as we implement our new strategic plan,â said Amy Mansue, President and CEO of Inspira Health. âWe welcome her to the Inspira family.
âI am grateful for this opportunity. I am delighted to join the Inspira team in their quest to realize the organization’s mission and vision to the community, âsaid Walton. âI look forward to joining this dynamic organization as it grows to further support the residents of South Jersey. ”
Walton has over a decade of experience in government and community relations in higher education, health care, and library services. Since 2013, she has been Vice President of Community and Government Affairs at Thomas Edison University, where she has worked for over 16 years.
Earlier in her career, Walton served as a confidential assistant to the chief of staff and senior policy advisor to the commissioner in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. She also coordinated community, local and state affairs for Capital Health.
Walton received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey and his Masters of Management Science from Thomas Edison State University. Walton also participated in Harvard Kennedy School’s Emerging Leaders Program in 2015 and graduated in 2018 from the Public Affairs Council’s Institute.
Walton is secretary of the board of directors of the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and a board member of RWJBarnabas Hamilton and Rowan College in Burlington County.
Previously, Walton served on the board of directors of the New Jersey Hospital Association and the Children’s Specialty Hospital. She served three terms as the appointed representative of the Public Universities Working Group for the National Working Group for Government Relations in Higher Education. Walton has also been appointed by the New Jersey Senate to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Teenage Pregnancy Prevention and the Governor’s Task Force on Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Walton received the Trailblazer Award from the National Council of 100 Black Women Southern NJ Chapter and received the Marvin âSwedeâ Johnson Achievement Award for Higher Education Government Relations. By NJ BIZ magazine, she was honored as one of New Jersey’s 50 Best Business Women and One of the Top 40 Under 40.
About Inspira SantÃ©
Inspira Health is a nonprofit healthcare charitable organization and a regional leader in physician education, with approximately 200 resident physicians and fellows in 13 nationally accredited programs at its Vineland, Mullica Hill and Elmer hospitals. That number will grow to over 250 by 2023 as the most recent programs reach their capacity. The system, which dates back to 1899, includes three hospitals, two full cancer centers, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of over 150 access points. These include emergency care; ambulatory imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine laboratories; cardiac testing facilities; digestive health and wound care centers; home and palliative care; and over 35 primary and specialty physician offices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties.
With its medical staff of more than 1,300 physicians and other health care providers, as well as more than 6,200 employees, Inspira Health provides evidence-based care to help every patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the clinical and support staff of the system are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information on Inspira Health, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.