NYSBHA Annual SBHC Meeting 2021

NYSBHA Annual SBHC Meeting 2020:
Rising to Meet Our Challenges

Wednesday, December 2nd
2:45pm to 4:30pm



After much deliberation as to how to hold our annual event for NY’s sbhcs this year, the Alliance has decided that the best format is as an abbreviated (virtual, of course) annual meeting.  We look forward to getting back to in-person events where networking and socializing are prized, now more than ever. Still, we can connect, listen and share our experiences from this ever-changing, ever-challenging year in a way that both educates and inspires.  



2:45pm – 2:55pm
NYSBHA State of the State: Executive Director Sarah Murphy will provide an overview of NYSBHA’s activities and advocacy efforts in 2020; our Foundation’s projects in 2020 and 2021; and what we project for SBHCs in 2021 in NYS

NYSBHA Board of Directors Election: Review our 2021 board slate and cast your vote

2:55pm – 3:00pm
SBHC Data Hub Pilot Sneak Peek:
Apex President & Senior Evaluator Carlos Romero provides us with a glimpse into the work done in year 1 of our pilot as a preview to Apex’s full presentation kicking off year 2 in January 2021

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Keynote: Getting to Know Robert Boyd, an intimate conversation with the new President of the national School-Based Health Alliance   more about Robert below

3:45pm – 4:30pm
SBHC Speed Dating: COVID Challenges and Solutions for SBHCs by SBHCs – your challenges, your tips, hacks and solutions in a fast-paced virtual session    more about this session below


Cost: this event is free, though we encourage contributions to NYSBHA in lieu of a registration fee; NYSBHA has also had a challenging year financially. like so many members have experienced.  Your donations, even small ones, help us to meet our operational expenses.  Thank you!


Thank you, Sponsors!


Session & Presenter Details

About Robert 

Robert Boyd, MCRP, MDiv
Expertise: Legislative policy; state and federal relations; advocacy; coalition building; nonprofit management; strategic planning; fundraising; and finance

Robert is the President and CEO of the School-Based Health Alliance, where he directs all planning, policy, administration and resource development for the Alliance. His top goals for the Alliance are to expand its base of political and financial support, amplify its voice in the movement to create healthy, safe and secure schools and increase the number of all forms of SBHCs

For the last four years, Robert has served as the founding executive director of the Secure Schools Alliance, where he positioned that organization as a leading voice in the school safety space and was a sought-after op-ed writer, presenter and moderator. He spent the prior twenty years working as an executive for youth programs and to improve public schools through Donorschoose.org, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Community Education Building in Wilmington, DE. Throughout his career, he has served on the boards of over twenty nonprofits and has over twenty years of business experience, including twelve years as a director of a $4.5 billion federal savings bank.

Though born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Robert relates more to the 21 years he lived and raised his children in Texas, where he served as Associate Pastor at University Park UMC and chaired the Public Safety Committee of the City of University Park. Robert’s other government experience includes service as Chief of Staff to Congressman Harold Ford Sr., a stint in NYC Mayor Ed Koch’s Office of Economic Development, and as a paid staffer on numerous local, state and federal campaigns. A co-author of the 2018 STOP School Violence Act, Robert also helped recruit 23 nonprofits to support the bill. He helped organize the Congressional School Safety Caucus and has passed state and local legislation in four states.

A lifelong learner, Robert’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, in American Political Culture, a Master of City and Regional Planning from Harvard University, with a focus on Political Analysis and Economic Development and a Master of Divinity from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He holds Certificates in Clinical Pastoral Education (Chaplaincy) from Parkland Memorial Hospital, Charter School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Active Threat / Tactical Medical Response from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Robert lives on the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island, MD and has two grown children: his son Jeffrey, a graduate of Brown and Harvard Ed school, is an educator in North Carolina and a doctoral candidate at UNC. Jeffrey is married to Dr. Amanda Boyd and father of one-year-old daughter Noa. His daughter, Lindsey, is a graduate of Wesleyan University and manages public arts programs in Philadelphia. In his free time, Robert enjoys golf, tennis, hunting, fishing and being by the water.


About the SBHC Speed Dating Session

As we have seen in numerous conferences and webinars over the years, Alliance members ask the best questions and offer the best answers. We would like to capitalize on that, combining it with last year’s popular speed dating conference session to offer a unique learning opportunity: tackling your questions and providing your best solutions about how sbhcs operate in this COVID-driven world in a quick, user-friendly forum.  Send us your best questions and solutions as part of the event registration form!


Questions about this event?
Contact us at nysbha@gmail.com