Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Gretchen Robbins, M.S.

Senior Policy Associate: Children, Youth, and Families Program
Gretchen Robbins

Office Location

203 Haynes Building, Augusta




Gretchen works nationally in the field of child welfare and organizational improvement. She is committed to promoting leadership and best practice in child welfare through engaging practitioners, supervisors, and managers in leading positive change toward meeting outcomes for children, youth, and families through her work with the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. As a licensed social worker with over 40 years of child welfare experience, Gretchen appreciates sharing state of the art practices with those continuing to do the extremely important work of child welfare. She believes that she is making a difference for vulnerable children and families.

Areas of Expertise

Supervision, Coaching, Facilitation, Leadership Development, Curriculum Development, and Training Delivery.


  • Master of Science, Human Development, University of Maine
  • Bachelor of Science, Child Development, University of Maine