Meet our team
Our team members are here to facilitate the work, collect the data and celebrate the successes with the community and just like our county, they are a diverse and dynamic group dedicated to the success of our youth.
Robin T. Watson
Executive Director of Achieve Palm Beach County
Robin Tanya Humphries Watson is the Executive Director of Achieve Palm Beach County. Having held a variety of executive roles in the nonprofit, higher education and private sectors, Watson has a strong track record of strategic direction, leadership, management and fund development. She has successfully led organizational efforts to strategically focus diversity processes and leverage resources to close business gaps, having led teams that generated $4M to $22M annually.
Most recently, Watson launched two sites for the national nonprofit Year Up, helping to close the economic divide for young adults by providing them with pathways to educational opportunities leading to meaningful employment. Prior to Year Up, she was the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and University Chief Development Officer at Tennessee State University. Watson also previously served as Vice President of Business Development at PRISM International, and was the lead consultant and one of the principal owners of Watson Alexander Marketing and Promotions, where she generated more than $12M in revenue and successfully executed marketing efforts and turned market research interpretation into numerous compelling grass root initiatives.
Watson began her early career as a chemist, working for the EPA in the division of Superfund Hazardous Waste, where she spent seven years before joining her spouse in Watson Alexander, where she helped to grow their business. She brings a wealth of relationships, a deep commitment and a vision to supporting the efforts of Achieve Palm Beach County given her roots as a native Floridian and the daughter of Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, the 8th President of Florida A&M University. Her belief that Education is the greatest equalizer is deeply embedded in her passion for students. Watson is a graduate of Fisk University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and an additional post Baccalaureate Degree in Natural Science and Mathematics. She has two adult children, Brian Alexander Watson and Kirsten Antoinette Watson.
Elizabeth C. Burrows is a full-time economic development professional, and an emerging entrepreneur, speaker and personal development coach. Her career spans more than 15 years in the public and nonprofit sectors, where she has used her natural talents in communication and relationship-building to grow businesses, community initiatives and cultural programs. In 2017, she founded The Life Edit Project as a platform to inspire and empower women to new levels of greatness.
Elizabeth is a graduate of Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Florida, where she received a diploma from the International Baccalaureate Program. She completed her undergraduate studies in Public Relations at the University of Florida, and graduate studies in Public Administration at the University of Miami.
Elizabeth is a life-long member of St. John Primitive Baptist Church in Delray Beach, where she serves on the Praise Team and Pastoral Care Committee. She’s also a self-proclaimed nerd that spends her free time reading, writing, learning new things and seeking out new experiences. She currently lives in Boynton Beach, Florida with her husband, Travis and daughter, Naomi, who both entertain and inspire her everyday.
Team work is what will make our dream work. We know the success of our initiative lies squarely on the relationships we develop and the trust we build.tell me more
Achieve Palm Beach County is made up of members who are just like you because we are residents just like you. We want to see our youth succeed and our community thrive. With your help, we can create sustainable changes that will positively impact our community for future generations.count me in