Christopher Chin, PhD
President & CEO
Chris has devoted his educational and professional career to helping young children and their families. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with his PhD in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, including advanced training at Yale University in child psychology. He has led several efforts focused on early childhood education and family literacy, including serving as Co-Director of the Literacy Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University and Director of the Virginia Literacy Foundation, where he developed and oversaw state-wide initiatives focused on early learning and development.
Chris has been with Robins Foundation since 2014, starting as Director, Community Partnerships, leading the foundation’s early childhood-focused grantmaking. He was responsible for developing peer funder collaborations and deep community engagement throughout the Richmond region. From 2018 to 2022, he served as the foundation’s Vice President, Operations and Organizational Development, responsible for team recruitment, strengthening systems and processes, leading professional development, and spearheading evaluation strategies.
Chris is originally from the DC area but has lived in the Richmond area for over 20 years. Chris and his wife have three children, two college students and a high schooler. Chris enjoys running and playing soccer and volleyball, camping and hiking with his family, and hanging with the Robins team and his pickup soccer crew.