Roberta was born and raised in New York and attended Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, earning her degree in Education. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she relocated to San Francisco and continued her education earning her Masters degree in School Administration from the University of San Francisco. Her first and only position for the next 36 years was as school principal at Simitatico Junior and Senior High School. Roberta was instrumental in founding the school which served young girls with mental health issues and pregnant teens, all referred by the Department of Social Services and Probation Department.
Upon retirement, Roberta moved to South Lake Tahoe and began her involvement with the community by volunteering with Bread & Broth. She began helping with procuring food for the ‘Monday Meal’ service and through her many years of service has continue her dedication by assuming the lead role in coordinating all the steps necessary to procure food needed to support Bread & Broth’s weekly meals.
Roberta enjoys gardening and hiking the many trails surrounding Lake Tahoe. She loves having her family visit and thinks that in a former life she must have been a tour guide or Indian scout because she loves touring her family around when they visit.
This saying is what she believes!
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
– John Bunyan