After an extensive search, the Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Christopher Robertson will be joining Inside/Out as our new Executive Director!
Here’s a little bit of information on Chris…
Chris is a Louisiana native that moved to Colorado Springs in 1997, and is proud to call Colorado Springs his home. With more than twenty-five years of combined experience in the government, business, and nonprofit sectors, he brings a professional, creative, and passionate approach to program management, resource development, coalition building, and social justice advocacy.
His passion for social justice advocacy has driven his ongoing commitment to community collaboration and engagement. Prior to joining Inside Out Youth Services, Chris was a Program Officer at the Gill Foundation’s Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, and volunteered at several local high-impact organizations including Inside Out Youth Services, The Colorado Springs Human Relations Commission, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado Springs Pride, Southern Colorado AIDS Project, and Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention.
Chris has focused much of his energy on advancing equal rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ individuals, youth, and families by providing education and outreach to promote a deeper understanding of the effects of social and institutional oppression and discrimination, and by advocating for policy changes that create a healthier community for everyone. He believes the key to successful social justice and civil rights advancement is in building strong alliances that highlight shared values, and connect ideas, resources, and people to enhance and achieve a common vision.
He is excited to bring his experience and passion to the mission of Inside Out Youth Services, and to its continued growth and success in providing advocacy and safety for the LGBTIQ youth of the Pikes Peak Region.
Chris was a 2010 Colorado Political Leaders Fellow of the Center for Progressive Leadership, a 2005 graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak’s Signature Program, and holds a degree in business administration/accounting from Spencer-Draughon Business College.
Inside/Out is lucky to have Chris on board, and excited to see his incredible experiences and talents at work!