Sertoma Centre Names Regina Robinson, Special Events & Grants Manager

Regina Robinson Brings Expertise in Social Work, Writing and Events to Sertoma Centre. 

ALSIP–(ENEWSPF)–August 28, 2012.  Sertoma Centre, Inc.  August 2012, Sertoma Centre, Inc. recently named Regina Robinson as the Special Events and Grants Manager. 

In her role for the Alsip-based not-for-profit, she is responsible for the planning and execution of all special events.   In addition, Robinson will oversee grant writing and foundation relations for Sertoma Centre. As a member of the Advancement and Communications team her efforts are an essential part of raising money and awareness for the Centre. 

Robinson has more than 10 years of strategic planning, program analysis, program development, strategic marketing and communications experience.   In her most recent roles, she served as the Chief Operating Officer at The Growth Coach in Chicago, IL and as the Director of Programs for the Maternal, Child and Family Health Coalition in St. Louis, MO.    Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and a Master of Social Work from Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, MO. 

Earlier this year, Robinson became a volunteer for Sertoma Centre.  Robinson recalled, “After a few experiences as a volunteer with Sertoma I realized what a fantastic organization it is.  I’ve worked in both the program and planning sides of social services and healthcare so I was thrilled to find an agency with such a strong dedication to quality, innovative programs and a genuine commitment to empowering individuals. I’m grateful to join the Advancement Department and I’m enjoying the challenges of my position. It’s a blessing to truly enjoy coming to work every day.”           

“We are pleased to welcome Regina to our team,” said Amy Chmura, Director of Advancement and Communications.  “Her expertise in social services, writing and event planning will allow us to raise additional funds and awareness for Sertoma Centre.” 

In addition to volunteering, Regina enjoys writing in her spare time both professionally and personally – including ghostwriting an autobiography and contributing to two blog projects.  She is an active runner, participating in a few charity marathons a year, and a Zumba dance enthusiast.  Regina shared that she is happy to be back in the Chicagoland area where she spends a lot of time with her family, her boyfriend and her eight year old West Highland White Terrier, Nila. 

Sertoma Centre, Inc. is a nationally-accredited, not-for-profit agency that provides services to nearly 700 individuals with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, and/or mental illness.   For more information, to schedule a tour, volunteer, or to make a donation, please contact Amy Chmura, Director of Advancement and Communications, (708)730-6206 or [email protected]. Sertoma Centre, Inc. is located at 4343 West 123rd Street, Alsip, IL 60803 and the web address is