Meet Robin Stevens, Crisis Response Manager

Meet Robin Stevens, Crisis Response Manager – one that does not require a lot of sleep, which will bode me well as I work with “night owls” to ensure hotline coverage on nights and weekends.

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What’s your story (or tell us about yourself). 

The seeds of my past lay in the muck of humanity, but those seeds have helped me blossom into a beautiful creature.  My past does not define me, my present must have joy and peace, and my future must have hope of great things to come. 

My husband and I have seven children, our oldest is 34 and our youngest is 14.  We have three still at home and are looking forward to the empty nest days to come.  We were blessed with a grandchild last year and there is another on the way in September.   

I have been in the field for 29 years and with the same local program (Choices) for 24 years.  In my professional life, I spent years assisting people who were differently-abled to strive for independence.  

What excites you about your role? 

I am excited to use the talents and knowledge I have learned over the years on a bigger stage.  I look forward to helping the VSDVAA make the hotline the best it can be.  I enjoy working with others who have the same passion for helping that I do.  Training new hotline staff to do this important work also excites me. 

What’s one goal you have for your first years as the Crisis Response Manager? 

In my first year, I would like to use data to show the important work the hotline is doing to assist survivors and local programs.  I will strive to have the hotline covered on those critical night and weekend hours.

If you were an animal, what kind would you be?  

I would be a duck.  As a duck I could float around in water, take a swim if I wanted and just chill.  If I were a duck in Luray, I would not even have to forage for food, because those who use the greenway would feed me. 

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What do you like to do for fun? 

I LOVE sports and will watch any kind of sport (except golf and NASCAR – but are they really sports?).  I also enjoy making greeting cards and scrapbooking. 

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