Wendy Robinson joined the FII Board in October 2023. She graduated from Reed College with a BA and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She taught in high schools in Portland, Oregon for eight years. She left teaching to earn a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2007 and worked at the Oregon Department of Justice for 21 years, providing advice to state agencies (including the Economic Development Department, the state’s venture capital fund, various licensing agencies and the Oregon University System).
Beginning in 1998 she went to Guatemala on medical teams to provide care to the poorest and most vulnerable populations, including many Mayans. She has been organizing and running surgical and general medicine teams with Faith In Practice every year since then. Since 2008 she has been a board member of Global Nutrition & Empowerment (GNE) which has developed educational materials for low-literacy populations, particularly in the area of nutrition (maternal, child and general nutrition) and diabetes. She has been the liaison with Faith in Practice which is partnering with GNE to train people to deliver the educational materials. She has also helped newly-arrived refugees navigate the legal system to get asylum and citizenship. In her free time she plays the organ, hikes and travels.
Reaching Resilience: A Training Manual for Community Wellness