Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Saint Elizabeth Community, Our Leadership
Roberta B. Merkle, Esq. is the Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Prior to joining Saint Elizabeth Community, Roberta served as President/CEO of Cornerstone Adult Services, Inc. She guided the organization’s growth for 25 years, taking Cornerstone from a one room adult day services facility to a multi-centered organization with five locations in Rhode Island. Roberta is a cofounder of a women’s shelter in Massachusetts and a cofounder of the Rhode Island chapter of the national Alzheimer’s Association.
A graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in social work, she continued her education, earning a law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law. Roberta has devoted her entire professional career to care issues regarding frail elders and adults with disabilities and Alzheimer’s disease.
She is a past president of Rhode Island Adult Day Services Association, past Board Chair of CareLink, and a former member of the PACE board. Also Roberta served on the NADSA (National Adult Day Services Association) board from 2009-2012 and is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, and a member of the Warwick Rotary Club.