Jeanne P. Robinson-Foster studied at the University of the West Indies where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, followed by a Bachelor of Law and the Certificate of Legal Education. A true Montegonian, she attended primary and high schools in the area and returned there to work after acquiring her professional qualification. In October 2011, she was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the Commander Class (CD), ‘in recognition of her significant contribution to the legal profession and community development’.
This attorney-at-law has over 30 years’ experience and is the founding partner of Robinson-Foster & Associates. Although a legal practitioner at this time, Mrs. Robinson-Foster has earned distinction in the airline industry and teaching profession, having worked at Eastern Airlines and taught at Mount Alvernia High School and The University of Technology. She received the All-Island Courtesy Award in the Airline Industry and was the All-Island Boss of the Year in 1986.
Mrs. Robinson-Foster has served as a member of the General Legal Council of Jamaica and was immediate chair of the Mutual Societies Foundation of Jamaica, which sponsored a successful intervention initiative, the Centres of Excellence Programme in six rural-based high schools. A Past President of the Soroptimist Club of Jamaica, she has represented the Building Societies Association on the Governor-General Achievement Awards Cornwall County Committee and has been a member of the Board of the UWI School of Continuing Studies and the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce.
She has also held the post of Director/member of the Board at the Montego Co-operative Credit Union (now Gateway Co-operative Credit Union), Montego Bay High School, Barracks Road Primary, St. James High School, the Cornwall Regional Hospital and the Western School’s Trust. She was also Chairman of the Board of Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College and still serves as a Board member.
Presently, she is the chair of The Good Shepherd Foundation, an interdenominational charitable organization in Montego Bay with specific commitment to the health and education of the poor, the disabled and the disadvantaged. She is actively involved in many other organisations, among them, the International Women’s Forum, and is a Deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church.