At RVNA, you know Christine Robertson is in the building when you hear her beloved Scottish brogue down the hall. It’s a delightful sound, conveying warmth and wit, sharing news and greetings. Before settling into work, Chris may stop by for a hello and a visit, and then she’s off to her desk — to the task at hand. Same as she’s been for the last 26 years.
For over two and a half decades, Chris has been a dedicated RVNA volunteer. Always ready to jump in with competence and a smile. Chris — so you know — likes to do things just right. Which makes RVNA very lucky to have her indeed. Meet … Chris Robertson.
Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in Scotland and in 1967 my husband Atholl and our three children, Lesley, Fiona, Neil, and I moved to Ridgefield, CT.
How long have you been at RVNA?
I have been with RVNA for 26 years! I began my volunteer work here when the RVNA office was on Main Street and at the time I worked for Lesley Morrell. I continue to volunteer to this day.
Describe your role at RVNA.
I am a volunteer and I have worked on many projects over the years. I am responsible for coordinating blood pressure clinics and currently work with Katelyn Wise Scribner , who is just the nicest person!
What is your favorite part of your job?
I always enjoy meeting many new people.
Did you ever consider becoming a nurse?
Absolutely not! My mother, aunt, and grandmother were all nurses in Scotland, but it skipped a generation with me. However, my eldest daughter Lesley is a nurse practitioner.
What do you love to do when you’re not working?
I enjoy reading a good book.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I’m a saver…and would put it directly into the bank!
What’s your favorite book of all time?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
If you could eat one food for a year, what would it be?
The perfect Scott’s Porridge — delicious and full of health benefits!
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