For the past two decades Rob has been serving the non-profit sector in leadership roles in the areas of mental health, child welfare and family services. Rob has a passion for donor engagement, program development, quality improvement and supporting others in their career advancement. His self-care goto is trail running.
Rob holds a BA from Saint Mary’s University and a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota where he was a Child Welfare Scholar and Minnesota Department of Human Services Fellow. Rob holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Permanency and Adoption Competency and served as a committee member on the Minnesota Statewide Foster Care Workgroup. In 2012, Rob was awarded the Early Career Excellence Award from National Association of Social Workers Minnesota Chapter and is a past President of the National Association of Social Workers Minnesota Chapter. He also served on the Board of Directors for AspireMN, the national Foster Family-based Treatment Association and is a member of the Council of Regents at Saint Mary’s University and adjunct faculty at University of Minnesota School of Social Work.