Armed with a college degree in Anthropology and Masters in Education, Robin proceeded to work in New York’s social services delivery system, Head Start, corporate risk management, banking and credit card services, and international funds custody and securities lending. A few cultural anthropology studies (e.g. impact of retirement on the sense of self, the use of cannabis in Jamaica, WI), were conducted along the way. Robin and husband Larry “discovered” the USVI (with 6 month old son Jason) in 1982 and retired to St John in 2004.
Ms. Swank became a Society member in 2006. She has served as Corporate and Recording Secretary, President, and Archivist.Ms. Swank became a Society member in 2006. She has served as Corporate and Recording Secretary, President, and Archivist. Beginning in 2014, she assumes the role of Board Advisor. The Board is grateful for her continued involvement and will rely on her guidance and judgment in matters of corporate compliance and insurance and grant writing, all of which will be in great demand as we move forward.