After twenty years as an Intensive Care nurse in several of Arizona’s and Ohio’s largest hospitals, Robin migrated to the workers’ compensation arena as a case manager for a large national company before starting her own business in 2001. For three consecutive years, Orchard Medical Consulting has won “Best Places to Work”, an award Robin is most proud of considering the recognition is solely based on anonymous employee survey results. With Ms. Orchard’s leadership, the company has expanded nationally and now has staff in 47 states.
Robin’s influence in the business community is evidenced by her having been named:
- Past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Phoenix Chapter
- Volunteer Business Workshop Instructor for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
- Athena Award Nominee for efforts in the business community as a mentor by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
- Women in Business Champion of the Year by the US Small Business Administration
Ms. Orchard has been featured in The Arizona Republic, Business Week magazine, the Phoenix Business Journal, Arizona Woman magazine, and BizAZ magazine.