Robin Broder

Deputy Director

Robin Broder has over 30 years of nonprofit executive and policy experience in environmental and social justice organizations. In January 2020, Robin became Deputy Director after serving as Board Treasurer 2012-2019. In January 2023, she became Acting Executive Director when the founding Executive Director, Betsy Nicholas, became the V.P. of Programs at Potomac Riverkeeper Network. As a WKC Board member, Robin worked closely with Executive Director Betsy Nicholas establishing Waterkeepers Chesapeake, and provided financial management, campaign and communications support over the years.  Prior to Waterkeepers Chesapeake, she was Vice President of Potomac Riverkeeper Network for 7 years. Robin's earlier career included organizing public housing residents in Chicago, consulting with the Rockefeller Foundation on urban poverty projects, and serving as a board member and then Director of Development & Finances at Arlington Street People's Assistance Network. Robin has a Master's degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago's Harris School. Robin is a life-time member of Leadership Arlington and a board member of Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture. In her spare time, she tends to her front yard vegetable garden, works on her daughter's organic vegetable farm, Shine Farms, in Richmond, and paddles on the Potomac River and throughout the region.