Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Director of Collective Impact, Living Cities

Tynesia Boyea Robinson works both internally and externally to provide clarity and guidance on effective methodologies for applying the principles of Collective Impact. She serves on numerous boards and committees, including Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Commit!


In February 2014, Tynesia Boyea Robinson joined Living Cities as the Director of Collective Impact. In this role, Tynesia works both internally and externally to provide clarity and guidance on effective methodologies for applying the principles of Collective Impact.

Tynesia’s most recent experience as the President and CEO of Reliance Methods positioned her well for this role. Reliance Methods puts Americans to work by providing human capital strategy and placement solutions for clients like the Carlyle Group, Walmart, Marriott, and the federal government. Prior to launching Reliance Methods, Tynesia was the founding Executive Director of Year Up National Capital Region (NCR), a nonprofit committed to empowering low income young adults to reach their potential through careers and continued education. Under her leadership, Year Up NCR raised $20M and grew from serving 22 students and 8 corporate partners in 2006 to close to 700 students and over 40 internship partners, including the White House, in 2011. She also created a performance assessment tool for Year Up that was recognized by The Bridgespan Group as an industry best practice.Tynesia’s previous role as a Six Sigma black belt within several business units at General Electric groomed her to translate aspirations to outcomes regardless of industry.

Tynesia serves on numerous boards and committees, including Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Commit! She has published several articles, which have been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes and in Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity. Her work was also highlighted in the New York Times bestseller, A Year Up as well as in a case study by Harvard Business School.

Tynesia received her MBA from Harvard Business School and has a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University.

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