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Richard J. Robinson

Public Affairs Director

Kaiser Permanente

Richard J. Robinson is the Public Affairs Director for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento and Roseville.

His responsibilities include overseeing community and government relations; community health and community benefit planning; and internal and external communications, including media relations.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2008, Richard spent more than 15 years in the political arena, working as a Chief of Staff to a member of the United States House of Representatives and as President of Sierra Strategy Group, where he managed all aspects of the consulting firm, including research, marketing, finance, and client relations.

Richard currently serves as the Secretary for Make a Wish Foundation, Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. He has previously served as President of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chair of Kids First, Vice-Chair for Keaton Raphael Memorial, and Vice-Chair for Sierra College Foundation.

Robinson holds a BA in political science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and an MA in education from Stanford University.