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Who We Are.

Welcome to Robin, a vibrant and supportive community that connects students with inspiring coaches to empower emotional growth.

Life as a student can be challenging. But we know (as do leading psychologists) that social-emotional skills can be taught and practiced to achieve a healthy state of mental well-being.

Our mission is to equip as many young people as possible with the skills, habits and mindsets to cope with life’s challenges and achieve happiness and fulfillment.

Get To Know Us

Our Team.

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Sonny Thadani.

Robin CEO & Co-Founder

Sonny is a dedicated dad of three, first and foremost. Sonny's passion for education and mental health came after working with Sandy Hook Promise, an organization dedicated to improving the lives and mental well-being of students across the US. 

Meet Sonny
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Scott Farber.

Robin Co-Founder

Scott co-founded A-List Education with a mission of leveling the playing field for all students. Growing from just a handful of students in 2005, A-List now serves more than 80,000 students across the US and around the world.

Meet Scott

Linda Thompson.

Head of Product & Customer Success

Linda earned her M.Ed. in Inclusive and Special Education at Columbia University Teachers College and taught at the Aaron Academy Middle School in NYC, a strengths-based school for students facing developmental and learning challenges. She has been teaching students for twenty years in the K – 8 space in a variety of roles and has a deep passion for youth mental health and well-being.  

Meet Linda
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Colleen Baucom.

VP of Marketing and Brand

Inspired each day by Robin’s purpose, Colleen leads all things brand, marketing and communications for Robin. With more than 20 years of experience, Colleen excels in applying consumer insights and thoughtful, data-driven analyses to build purposeful brand visions and multi-channel marketing strategies.

Meet Colleen

Tara Karch.

SEL Client Services Manager

Tara spent 14 years in education as an elementary school teacher with a passion for her students’ mental and emotional well-being before joining Robin. Tara was chosen as Teacher of the Year at each of the two schools where she taught, and also served on the Social Emotional Learning Leadership Team.

Meet Tara

Johnny Silver.

Product Manager

Johnny interacts with our students on a daily basis and makes sure to put the customer experience at the forefront of everything we do at Robin. In his role as product manager, he focuses on making sure that Robin's products and suite of services are effectively delivered to the customer, as well as continually working to improve our offerings to provide exceptional value.

Meet Johnny

Liam Daly.

Brand & Marketing Manager

Liam has been passionate about mental health for the past decade. As a young adult who struggled with anxiety and depression in middle and high school, he lives for the Robin mission to help students face the challenges that come with each day. A Northeastern graduate, he has experience in brand strategy, content marketing and education technology at a startup and content marketing agency. As brand and marketing manager, Liam wants as many people as possible to know Robin as the best SEL solution out there.

Meet Liam
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Aseem Giri.

Head of Content

After a successful career in private equity and founding and selling three health and wellness companies, Aseem started the ACHiEVE podcast where he shares journeys of facing adversity and overcoming obstacles. Aseem is thrilled to continue capturing and sharing emotional storytelling to inspire young people to create their own happiness as Robin’s Head of Content.

Meet Aseem

Our Advisors

Leaders in mental health and education with many decades of experience, Sarah, George and Ned are active advisors to our entire team. Seasoned and knowledgeable, our advisors support and guide many aspects of the Robin business including curriculum development, coach training and programming implementation in schools.

George Mumford

George Mumford.

George is a highly acclaimed expert in sports psychology, mindfulness, and performance. In the early nineties, George co-founded the Inner-city Stress Reduction Clinic with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Soon after he began working with Phil Jackson and became Jackson's “secret weapon” to winning 8 NBA Championships. George has worked with many NBA champions as well as corporate executives, elite athletes and Olympians. Today, George helps the Robin community become more focused and present – enabling them to enter a high-growth mindset.

Meet George

Sarah Halloway.

Sarah is currently a full-time member of the SIPA faculty where she teaches Nonprofit Financial Management and Social Entrepreneurship. She runs the school’s Management Specialization and oversees a campus-wide entrepreneurship initiative focused on Global Education Technology for the Center for Development Economics & Policy. Halloway has co-founded six K-12 education start-ups including and Computer Science for All (CSforAll.)

Meet Sarah
Dr. Hallowell

Dr. Edward Hallowell.

Ned is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is the Founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in several US cities. Dr. Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics including the groundbreaking Driven to Distraction. In addition to being an Advisor, Ned coaches Robin's community of parents and teachers form stronger connections with their middle and high schoolers.

Meet Ned
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