Meet Jennifer

    Hello! My name is Jennifer Roberts. I grew up in Black River Falls but moved away for college, and began a life in Ohio. I had two wonderful children, who have since provided me with three beautiful granddaughters. I also lived in Iowa, where my children completed school, for 14 years.

    I went back to Upper Iowa University as a nontraditional student and completed my elementary education degree. I started my professional career as a home visitor at HAWK Partnerships for Children and was saddened when the grant that funded my position ended. I then ran the Postville Community School District’s home school program, working in partnership with the boys and the girls private, Jewish schools.

    I found myself wanting to spend time with my dad, so I moved back to Black Rivers Falls about 10 years ago. He was diagnosed with cancer, and we have since lost him. I now reside in the home I grew up in.

    I heard about a job as a home visitor at Children’s Wisconsin in Black River Falls and applied. I worked at Children’s as a home visitor and later as a Community Health Worker (CHW). I started with Great Rivers HUB in October 2023. I am excited to see the growth of the HUB’s CHWs and all of the great work they do to support those who need it the most.

    15 Questions for Jennifer

    1. What are you most excited about in your new position? Helping those that help others.
    2. Favorite color? Red
    3. Number of children? 2
    4. Least favorite household chore? Any! I would rather clean the barn!
    5. Latest tidbit you’ve learned about United Way? How much great work they do in the community.
    6. Favorite recreational activity? Horses and reining horses, in particular.
    7. Genre of music? Anything but country.
    8. Most likely to order on a menu? I am trying to stay away from fried foods, but you have to order it sometimes.
    9. Favorite movie? Horse movies
    10. Most looking forward to in your first United Way campaign? The excitement of the team and team effort everyone shares.
    11. Role model? Great leaders, who have real passion and dedication – no one in particular.
    12. Favorite place to visit? Any vacation – perhaps an all-inclusive resort.
    13. Guilty pleasure? Chocolate and flavored coffee
    14. Memorable moment in the new job thus far? I love how positive and helpful everyone is. It is a true team here.
    15. Favorite thing about our community? How friendly and helpful everyone is.

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