Ellie VanderMeuse Roberts is the Area Director at United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida in Naples. A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, she has more than twenty years of experience in Social Work and Education. Her impressive credentials include positions with the Job Centers, Welfare to Work and the Youth Work Experience Programs, in Wisconsin, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for School to Work Coalition and Youth Apprenticeship. Since moving to Florida, Ellie has been called upon for her extensive experience in child welfare services. This included working for the state of Florida as an expert in vocational training and career transitioning as well as the licensing of foster homes in the community. In addition, Ellie served as Program Director for Collier county’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Mrs. Roberts joined Sunrise in 2009 and is currently responsible for the relocation, upgrade and enhanced programming of all adult day training services in Collier county.