Reylene Robinson Recognized for 2023 Enterprising Women of the Year Award
We’re excited to announce Reylene Robinson, our Chief Community Officer and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, was named one of the Louisville Business First 2023 Enterprising Women of the Year! The award highlights female business leaders making a difference in the Louisville community. Congratulations, Reylene! This is a well-deserved recognition we’re proud to share!
Reylene is a Louisville businesswoman driven by her passion for improving the lives of individuals, children, and families. She’s an ambassador of voice and equality for all regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, or sexual orientation. Furthermore, she possesses a servant leadership style and puts the health, safety, and prosperity of the Louisville community before herself. Her career accomplishments span a 25-year journey and show impact in three major areas:
Social and Philanthropic Impact
Even prior to her role as Chief Community Officer, Reylene’s social impact was a prominent force in the Louisville community. From 2004-2006, she served as Regional Director of the Louisville Alzheimer’s Association where she generated as much as $1,120,000 through major gifts and foundations in 2005 alone. In 2006, she joined Louisville-based nonprofit, Family and Children’s Place as Vice President of Resource Development where she led, launched, and implemented a capital campaign that raised $9.3 million over 30 months.
Since joining Seven Counties Services, Reylene has been a core leader of philanthropic efforts, raising over $2.5 million throughout 2022. This also includes a $14 million capital campaign in 2023 focused on providing crucial resources and transitional living facilities for Louisville’s most vulnerable youth entering into adulthood.
Equity Diversity, and Inclusion Impact
We’re honored to have Reylene as our first ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer! In this role, she’s pioneered many efforts, including the launch of the Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) Task Force. REDI was formed by staff in 2020 in reaction to the glaring racial injustices committed against Black, Indigenous and other People of Color in Kentucky, and across the U.S. REDI’s mission is to advocate for positive change for BIPOC clients and staff.
Reylene is also responsible for the creation and launch of our annual event, Winners for Wellness! Winners for Wellness: A Black, Indigenous & People of Color Mental Health Summit is an example of building equity with community. This event takes place in July during BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month and is planned in collaboration with community for the purpose of sharing resources, highlighting community strengths, building strong relationships, furthering education, and replacing stigma with openness and even joy!
Marketing and Communications Impact
Our vision at Seven Counties Services is to boldly provide quality care and health services to improve the lives of individuals and families. As Chief Community Officer, Reylene has led the efforts of connecting individuals to life changing mental health, substance use, and intellectual/developmental services. In 2021, her team led us through a digital transformation that included updating physical and digital efforts to reach the community where they are. As a result, online requests for mental health, substance use, and developmental appointments increased by 30% year over year!
Reylene’s ability to lead an organization through substantial change philanthropically, civically, and operationally are unprecedent in the family health and human services industry. She embodies true leadership regardless of race, gender, and background. She is an inspiration to us and the Louisville community, and an exemplary pillar of what a Louisville businesswoman can become!
“Your crew, whomever they may be, are critically important to personal and professional success,” said Reylene in an interview with Louisville Business First. “I would encourage every woman to find her crew. Find the crew that keeps you grounded. Find the group who keeps it real. Find the crew who tells you that you are wrong when you need to hear it. Find the crew who celebrates you.”
Are you looking for this type of crew?
At Seven Counties Services, being part of our crew is more than a career – it’s a purpose. As Kentucky’s leading community behavioral health services provider, we’re hiring changemakers who are driven by the opportunity to serve a community in need.
With 30+ offices throughout Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties, we employ over 1,500 professionals and serve over 30,000 individuals annually. Both fully accredited by The Joint Commission and nationally recognized for effective services and treatments since 1978, Seven Counties Services ranks amongst the top care providers and employers of choice in Kentucky.