Robin E. Mockenhaupt, PhD, MPH, MBA, joined the Foundation in 1999. In her role as chief of staff, she provides leadership to the chief executive, senior management team, staff, and Board of Trustees. She is responsible for Foundation-level, cross-functional teams and operations, strategic planning, and operations and support.
From 2003 to 2005, Mockenhaupt worked as deputy group director for the Health Group and also served as its interim director in 2004. As a senior program officer, from 1999 to 2003, she worked in the areas of health behavior, obesity, and chronic disease management.
Before joining the Foundation, Mockenhaupt spent 16 years with AARP in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in health and aging, managing Health Advocacy Services and the National Resource Center on Health Promotion and Aging. She co-authored the book Healthy Aging with Kathy Nelson. She also has held positions at Focus Technologies in Washington, D.C.; the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University; and the National Health Screening Council, Bethesda, Md.
Mockenhaupt received a PhD in health education from the University of Maryland, a graduate certificate in gerontology from the Center on Aging at the University of Maryland, an MPH in health administration from Columbia University, and an MBA and BS in biology from the Pennsylvania State University.
As of June 2015, Mockenhaupt will chair the board of Grantmakers in Health (GIH). She is on the board and Executive Committee of the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, and on the board of the American Society on Aging, where she sits on the Generations Editorial Review Board.
A native of Pittsburgh, Mockenhaupt now lives in New Jersey. She and her husband, Ralph, have two adult children.