Robin Lord Smith has worked as a patient advocate since her HCV diagnosis and cure 18 years ago. In her role as NVHR Community Engagement Coordinator, she helps grow and strengthen relationships and partnerships with NVHR members such as community-based organizations and people with lived experience, to build community and advocacy capacity in alignment with NVHR’s mission to eliminate viral hepatitis. Additionally, Robin is Vice President of Hepatitis C Association (HCA), where she has provided hep C education to patients at SUD treatment programs for 16 years. She is the Operations Manager and a Peer Support Counselor for HCA’s HELP-4-HEP, the national hepatitis C peer support helpline. Robin is a founding member of the Maryland Hepatitis Coalition. She recently moved to Floyd, Virginia, where she is involved in the newly formed Virginia Hepatitis Coalition.