Robin Carter-Cooper serves as Oakland County’s first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. She is responsible for coordinating executive efforts to cultivate a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive culture throughout all aspects of the County's internal and external community. Reporting directly to the County Executive as part of the senior leadership team, Carter-Cooper will lead and work collaboratively with County internal department partners as well as community partners to elevate inclusiveness and implement best practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Most recently, Carter-Cooper served as the executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion for Rochester Community Schools. Previously, she was a medical careers foundations teacher and work-based learning coordinator for Genesee Early College in Flint, as well as program director and lecturer at the University of Michigan-Flint School of Health Professions and Studies.
Carter-Cooper has developed and facilitated various social justice topics as well as presented at several conferences such as the Facing Race Conference, National Conference on Race and Equity, as well as local organizations like Michigan Round Table and community-based organizations. She is a member of the Oakland County Council for Diversity, Equity and Social Justice, the Oakland County Equity Leaders, as well as supporting National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities.
Carter-Cooper, a Flint native and Genesee County resident, received her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University, graduate degree from Central Michigan University and her education specialist from Oakland University. She was honored in 2019 by Crain’s Detroit Business as a member of its “Most Notable Women in Education Leadership.”