...Harvey Robins is the Director of Strategic Planning and Operations for The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.In that capacity, he works with the President and senior leadership team to implement the Foundation's strategic business and operating plan and to achieve its operational objectives.He
also works with the President on refining and monitoring the Foundation's performance measurement system and oversees the Foundation's communications strategy and activities. Dr. Robins
has significant experience managing nonprofit and large governmental operations over more than three decades.He has served as Director of the Mayor's Office of Operations for the City of New York, Deputy Chancellor for Finance for the NYC Board of Education, First Deputy Administrator for the NYC Human Resources Administration, Vice President for Finance and Budget at the Soros Foundation, Budget Director for NYU Medical Center, and Assistant Executive Director for Policy and Planning at the Children's Aid Society.
Through these responsibilities, he
has wide-ranging "hands on" experience in strategic planning, operations, fiscal management, outcome measurement, organizational restructuring, and succession planning. Dr. Robins had previously consulted with the Foundation on two separate occasions and most recently joined the Foundation in April 2006 as Interim Planning Director and Project Manager.He
has been widely quoted on government management issues in all of the major New York City newspapers. Dr. Robins holds a PhD in Public Policy from Union Graduate School (formerly at Antioch College), a master's degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor's degree from George Washington University.