Sharonda Roberts is a native of Paterson, NJ. She is the oldest daughter of the late Elois and Kenneth Roberts, Sr. She attended the Paterson Public School System and a graduate of Eastside High School, class of 1990. Sharonda is one of five siblings: Kenneth, Jr., Thaddeus, Tarra and Brandon. She was blessed to be raised by John and Mary Robinson after the demise of her parents. To this union she was blessed with two additional brothers: Cornelius and James. Sharonda is the loving mother of three children, Shakeem, Cassandra & Richard; grandmother of three grandsons Samir, Kamron and Kairo; five granddaughters, Ce’monii, Ava, Nahla, Janelle and Janae.
As a longtime residence of Paterson, helping people has always been Sharonda’s passion. Sharonda’s work in the community began in 2003 with the Paterson Mustang Football Organization Parent Committee. In April 2003 she began working with men and women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction as well as co-occurring disorders. Muture Sisters was founded in 2009; in which, she began feeding the homeless, providing care packages and supportive services to the homeless population in the City of Paterson. Sharonda has worked in the Human Service filed for 19 years. Sharonda is currently employed at Paterson Counseling Center as Primary Substance Abuse Counselor. In September 2015 Sharonda successfully became a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor. She belongs to several organizations that are working to encourage, uplift and empower women to include: Women of Empowerment Group, Heart of Hannah and Fidelity Chapter 16 Eastern Star. She has also received countless awards for her tireless time and efforts to her community and other non-profit organizations.
Sharonda is a member of Grace Chapel Baptist Church of Paterson, under the Pastorate of Gregory L. Wilson.
Sharonda feels that not only will Muture Sisters be an asset to the City of Paterson, but by combining her organization’s efforts with community leaders and other organizations, there will be a way to break this cycle of despair. She strives to give women and men hope for their future on a daily basis.
Sharond’s passion is to help restore women and men self-worth!