Vice President & Book Keeper
Roberta grew up on Long Island, New York and relocated to Vermont in 1985. The quiet life and open space appealed to her and she settled in Central Vermont eventually meeting her husband, Gregg Haskin. A log home and 5 acres was all she needed to start her fur family.
When she was 12 years old she went to the library and brought home an armful of books about a career as a veterinarian. She told her parents that was her ambition to which they replied that was impractical, as the common future for women in the 60’s was marriage and children.
Instead, Roberta choose a career as an accountant which allowed her to work with a variety of businesses including volunteering her time for several non-profits almost always as the treasurer. Over the course of her years in Vermont she has been the treasurer of the now defunct Mad River Valley Humane Society, the Vermont Aviation Advisory Council and served as an auditor and select board member for the Town of Berlin. She was also privileged to have as clients, several veterinarians whom she respected and learned from. It was the best of both worlds.
In her 37 years in Vermont, Roberta shared her home with 14 dogs and 6 cats, almost all rescues. She has a soft spot for elders and has had 3 seniors that she took in, provided a place to retire and saw them to end of life. It is something she hopes to continue doing in the future.
Roberta lost her husband Gregg in 2018 and now makes her home with 3 dogs, a cat and 2 horses. Having known Mitzvah Fund founder Deb Glottmann for 20+ years, she is excited to support the progress of this ground breaking endeavor.