People Social Services

Samaritan House welcomes new President & CEO

The Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc. (Samaritan House) Board of Directors has appointed Kim Robinson as the new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the agency. An experienced leader, Robinson succeeds Norbert White, who retired on September 30, 2021.

Robinson is a business executive with extensive nonprofit and for-profit experience.  Most recently, Robinson was the CEO for  New Friends New Life, a nonprofit in Dallas, and Chief Operating Officer for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.  While at New Friends New Life, Robinson grew grant funding, expanded the donor base and improved net income substantially. Prior to that, Kim spent nearly 20 years in senior marketing, strategy, and operational roles with various organizations in Dallas, including Dean Foods and PepsiCo (Frito-Lay).  Kim was a Women in Business honoree by the Dallas Business Journal in 2020 and is a graduate of the POWER of SELF Leadership & Executive Coaching program.

“We are so thrilled to welcome Kim to Samaritan House and know that the organization will flourish and continue to have a positive and sustaining impact on permanent supportive housing in Fort Worth. Kim is a servant leader and will continue to lay that groundwork for growth in both our fundraising and program reach”, said Jason Vinson, chair of the Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc. board and head of the search committee.

Robinson holds an MBA in Marketing from the Ohio State University and a BA in Mass Communication & Computer Science from Oakwood University. She lives in the area with her husband and two children.

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Barbara Clark Galupi