Dr. Yatesha Robinson is a Social Work Supervisor at Girls Group. She has been working with non-profit organizations since 1997, with over 20 years of direct service experience with women, children, youth, and families. She has served the community in various capacities, including mental health and economic empowerment at Girls Group; and pregnancy and grief counseling at Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw, where she supported women in the community and at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility. Prior to moving to Ann Arbor in 2010, Dr. Robinson served as the Director of Family Support Services for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kalamazoo where she provided services to mothers, fathers, families, and teen parents. Her primary focus has been on prevention and early intervention for children, youth and families.
She began teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Western Michigan University in 2004 and graduate courses at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work in 2015. She joined the Office of Field Education in 2018, where she currently serves as the Field Faculty for the Online Program and Lecturer. She holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences with research interests that include: behavioral interventions that promote wellbeing among African Americans; sense of community; purpose in life; and the impact of environmental messaging on psychological well being.