School-Based Health Alliance Board of Directors Appoints Robert Boyd Next President and CEO

WASHINGTON, DC (August 22, 2019) – The School-Based Health Alliance announced today that its board of directors has selected Robert Boyd as the next president and CEO for the organization. He will succeed John Schlitt, the current president and CEO, on August 26.

Robert comes to the Alliance from the Secure Schools Alliance, where he served as the founding executive director and positioned the organization as a leading voice in the school safety space. He spent the prior twenty years working as an executive for youth programs, improving public schools through DonorsChoose.org, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and the Community Education Building in Wilmington, DE. He has served on the boards of more than twenty nonprofits and has over twenty years of business experience—including twelve years as a director of a $4.5 billion federal savings bank. Robert has served as a Congressional Chief of Staff, in the NYC Mayor’s Office, and as Chair of Public Safety for University Park, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a Master of City and Regional Planning from Harvard University, and a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University. He holds certificates in: Clinical Pastoral Education (Chaplaincy) from Parkland Memorial Hospital, Charter School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Active Threat /Tactical Medical Response from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Robert steps into the role of president at a time of great strength for the Alliance and for the school-based health movement as a whole.

We have been inspired and led for many years by outgoing President John Schlitt, who has said, “This is one of the greatest jobs a person could wish for. It’s been an incredible honor and privilege to serve this mission and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this field. I am proud of what the Board, staff, and I have accomplished together—along with our membership—and I can’t wait to see what achievements lie ahead for the Alliance as it expands its relationships and geographic footprint so many more communities can discover the power and magic of school-based health care.”

Robert echoed those thoughts upon accepting the Board’s offer:

“I am honored and excited to be taking this role in support of work being done across the country to provide school-based health and opportunity to children and adolescents. The Alliance staff and membership have incredible vision and experience, and it’s my intention to help open new opportunities and expand our network and accomplishments.”

The Alliance staff and board of directors are thrilled for this next chapter in our work to support children and adolescents across the country.

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