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Robin Melén joined the Foundation in 2013. She is a member of the Westchester County Youth Board, an advisory board to the County Executive, which is comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders whose interest is to support opportunities that respond to the needs and problems of children, youth, and families.
She is currently treasurer of Board of Directors of the Sing Sing Prison Museum, which will be a place to consider the history of incarceration and to have dialogues about criminal justice, being created at the site of Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
She was a volunteer for 17 years at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, tutoring students in the Marymount Manhattan College program there. She has served on the boards of several Westchester nonprofits, including Rehabilitation Through the Arts in Katonah.
She holds a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, and a master's degree in writing and a certificate in nonprofit management, both from Manhattanville College. She worked for most of her career as an editor at local and national magazines and newspapers. She and her husband, Eric, have been residents of Somers since 1998.