Commissioner: Robin Colbert


Ms. Colbert currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC). Ms. Colbert works to build collaborative partnerships within the organization and with external stakeholders focused on promoting community-based recovery supports and opportunities for people living with substance use disorder in North Carolina.  Ms. Colbert oversees a budget of 3M and leads a workforce of 13 program, communication staff and contractors.  APNC is the leading voice for driving the addictions field forward.  APNC is a membership organization that drives high standards in professional development, innovative addiction programs, and advocates for better health policy.  APNC advocates for policies to ensure equitable access to prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm-reduction services and promote a greater understanding of addiction issues.

Ms. Colbert is the first and former Associate Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA).   NCCASA is an inclusive, statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation. Ms. Colbert provided overall management of the Rape Prevention Education Program and NCCASA’s Anti Human Trafficking and Prison Rape Elimination Act programmatic internal operations to develop systems, realign agency functions to improve overall agency technical assistance, training & member service response to better serve victim survivors.

Ms. Colbert is the former Chair and Treasurer of the North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking’s (NCCAHT).  NCCAHT provides leadership to the anti-human trafficking movement in NC, by increasing public awareness of human trafficking through training and educational activities, by organizing and supporting efforts to prevent human trafficking, and by improving victim survivor services through collaboration.

Ms. Colbert is a Consultant for the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) and a member of the HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage) Training/Education Task Force.