Latoya Robinson has been named executive director of the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).
A native of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Robinson received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, and a master’s in counseling studies from Capella University.
ATCB’s mission is to protect the public by promoting the competent and ethical practice of art therapy through the credentialing of art therapy professionals.
“I’ve always enjoyed working in the social work field, and art is something that’s dear to my heart,” Robinson says. “I believe art is healing and a creative expression that can make a powerful contribution to the healing process.”
Robinson is married and has two children, ages 7 and 10. She says that using art has helped her son, who is on the autism spectrum, with his communication and expression.
In 2010, she founded and became executive director of SAVED Foundation Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina. The foundation helps provide therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced trauma. Robinson has also been the executive director of Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods since August of 2019. In her new role, she hopes to grow ACTB’s team and expand its reach across the country.
“I’m looking forward to championing ATCB in its mission, vision, organizational goals, and strategic direction,” she says, “and I’m excited about this job opportunity because it will allow me to work with a company that aligns with my core values professionally and personally.”