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Staff Profile
Director, Strategic Planning and Performance Staff

Robin Funston

Robin Funston is the Director of Strategic Planning and Performance for the Department of Justice (DOJ).  She has held this position since June 2018. In this role, she serves as the Deputy Performance Improvement Officer, the Deputy Evaluation Officer, and the head of the Enterprise Risk Management Program for DOJ. Ms. Funston is also responsible for the Department’s Strategic Planning efforts. She and her team were awarded the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Management for developing the DOJ’s FYs 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, including DOJ’s first ever Learning Agenda. Prior to this role, Ms. Funston was the Budget Director for DOJ where she was responsible the development and execution of a budget more than $30 billion for the approximately 40 separate component organizations. Before joining DOJ, she held several positions at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Soon after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law, Ms. Funston joined the Senior Executive Service to establish the HHS Office of Recovery Act Coordination involving approximately 40 Recovery Act programs valued at over $150 billion in mandatory and discretionary funds. Prior to this position, as a Program Manager for HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration, she administered programs that provided financial assistance to States, communities, non-profit organizations, and individuals, with responsibility for developing program policy, direction, and implementation, and monitoring the performance of programs with an annual budget exceeding $500 million in grants, contracts, and interagency agreements. Ms. Funston began her Federal career as a Presidential Management Intern in the HHS Office of Budget, where she worked for 17 years in various positions—from analyst to branch chief. 

Updated May 3, 2024