Derrell Roberts was born in New Orleans, but finished high school in Los Angeles. He grew up in the St. Bernard Housing Projects of New Orleans where helearned the values of a community setting high standards for itself no matter the sizeof ones’ paycheck. He received his undergraduate degree from Chapman Universityand attended graduate school at USC’s School of Governmental Relations, beforemoving to Sacramento in 1982. He quickly became a visible figure for his willingnessto work in some of the toughest and most economically challenged communities.Derrell is a respected community leader who has a proven track record of successadministering community-based organizations. With 20+ years of experience as anadministrator and program developer, he is known as a “doer.” His involvement invisible community projects such as St. Hope Academy, Healthy Start, and theSalvation Army’s Oak Park Community Center has received national, state, and localrecognition. His professional life has been committed to improving the livingsituations of children and families he encounters. In 2001 he and his wife Tina co-founded the Roberts Family Development Center located in North Sacramento. Overthe years, his work in the community has been recognized in many ways including:1999 Antioch Progressive Baptist Church’s “Living Legend Award”, 2009 MetroChamber’s “Al Geiger Award”, Federal Bureau of Investigations 2015 “Director'sCommunity Leadership Award”, Valley Vision’s 2016 “Social Equity Leader”,Sacramento Black Expo’s 2018 and 2019 “Black History Maker”, and 100 Black Menof America’s 2022 “Excellence in Mentoring Award”. He has been a member ofnumerous Leadership programs including the Metro Chamber of Commerce’sLeadership Sacramento and the American Leadership Federation Class of 2006.
Tina Roberts is a respected community leader who has a proven track record of success administering community-based organizations. With more than 30 years of experience as administrator and program developer. Her professional life has been committed to improving the living situations of children and families she comes in contact with. Tina Roberts has received several recognition
2010 Women of Excellence from the National Coalition of 100 Black2010 Women of Inspiration from the Sacramento Observer Newspaper2013 Stellar Women of the Year award from Much Love 2 Give.2015 Exceptional Women of Color2016 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award,2017 Persons of the Year from the Sacramento Observer,2018 MLK Community Impact Award.2022 SWAG ( Sacramento Women Achieving Greatness)
Served Clinic Administrator for the Birthing Project Clinic, COO/ Co-Founder of Roberts Family Development Center. Past Board Member of Valley Vision, which brings regional leaders together to tackle challenges affecting our region. Was appointed by Sacramento County Board of Supervisor to serve as a member of the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths in Sacramento. And is a Senior Fellow member of ALF (American Leadership Forum)
She is a graduate of California University in California Pennsylvania with a degree in Special Education and Psychology.
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