Trainer Bios

Robin P. McHaelen, MSW is the Executive Director of True Colors, Inc.  She has co-authored two books and several articles on LGBTQ youth and is a nationally recognized thought leader. Robin is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2019 GLAD Award;  2016 CCSU Women of Influence Award, the 2014 HRC  Upstander Award, the 2011 UCONN Award for Excellence in Public Engagement; 2008 National Education Association’s Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights and the 2008 Social Worker of the Year (NASW, CT Chapter).  In 2017 she was named the Advocates’, 50 States; 50 Heroes for Connecticut.