Robynne Rose-Haymer serves as the proud Executive Director for Wind Youth Services. Wind’s mission to provide supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness as they pursue self-determined lives of stability and independence is an avocation. With over twenty years of workforce development and leadership experience, Robynne’s continuing passion is helping young people obtain the education and skills they need to pursue their goals. Robynne began her career as an ‘on the ground practitioner ‘ working directly with low income families and communities of color on health & well-being and education issues.
As local school district employee and leader, she planned the implementation of the WIA & Adult Career Technical Education programs districtwide. Focused on making an impact, Robynne extended her range to include consulting and grant writing for non-profit organizations seeking to build new programs or shore up existing ones seeking to serve community.
As a graduate of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (NELP- Class VI), Robynne took her leadership skills to the next level by strengthening her boardsmanship and program management skills. Additionally, since Robynne completed the Prosperity Now Platforms for Prosperity Fellowship in partnership with Bank of America, Robynne has become a champion for financial capability integration into workforce development programming. In 2018 she graduated with a master’s in Organizational Learning and Effectiveness and started the journey for a doctorate at the University of the Pacific.
Of all her accomplishments, her greatest is being a proud parent of three successful children. Her oldest daughter is a graduate of Pepperdine University and Teach for America, her middle daughter is a magna cum laude graduate of Loyola Marymount University, and her youngest child is completing his education with Los Rios Community Colleges.