Melissa Roberts, Vice President

Melissa M. Roberts, PhD, CPRP is a Professor and Director of the Integrated Employment Institute (IEI) in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. As Director of IEI she oversees the development and delivery of training and technical assistance designed to improve employment services for people with psychiatric disabilities. Additionally, she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in career services, organizational management, and supervision. She has presented workshops and trainings at conferences throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. Dr. Roberts has extensive experience in the development and delivery of exemplary employment services. She has provided training to hundreds of service providers, consumers and families.  She serves on the board of directors of NJ Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (NJPRA) and is a former president of the board of NJ Association for Persons in Supported Employment (NJAPSE).  Dr. Roberts is a recipient of the NJ APSE Rebecca McDonald Leadership Award, the NJPRA Mort Gati Award for a career that exemplifies the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation, and the UMDNJ Excellence in Research award.  Dr. Roberts is a co-author of the textbook Psychiatric Rehabilitation, currently in its third edition, as well as author and/or editor of several training manuals and articles on employment for people with disabilities.