Robert Taylor was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Prince Georges County, Maryland, a predominately African American suburb of Washington, D.C. This is where he gained valuable life experience that helped to develop his passion for serving his community as well as his personal understanding of urban issues.
Mr. Taylor is currently a Family Involvement Specialist in Nashville, TN with the Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) system which serves over 85,000 students. Mr. Taylor was also the Program Manager for the New Life Program, a comprehensive Fatherhood program at the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) of Nashville Davison County. The New Life Program was funded by a $4.5 million Federal grant charged with serving 500 fathers and their families per year from 2010 through 2013.
Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, TN (2000) with a degree in Biology. He later earned his Master of Public Administration degree from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland (2006). Mr. Taylor has worked in various areas of the public health field for over 15 years. He has coordinated the MPHD and MNPS car seat programs as a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. He also worked as the Smoke Free Nashville Coalition Coordinator and as the Male Involvement Coordinator for the Music City Healthy Start program. He even worked as a food inspector for 3 years.
Robert is a devoted husband and father of seven who is passionate about providing fathers with the tools and support necessary to be the fathers that their children so desperately need. Robert volunteers his time every month to provide a new fathers workshop in partnership with Babies R Us.