TEARS Director & Chief Operations Officer – Charlene Roberson
Growing up in a broken household, where parents used the children as a form of weapon against each other, she was forced at the tender age of 6, to choose between her parents. Not wanting to disappoint anyone, she chose to go where ever her older sister went, and she eventually become her protector!
Currently, as head of operations she oversees donor relations, customer service and implementing technology solutions programs in the GBV Sector under TEARS foundation’s umbrella. She’s hardworking and motivated with a passion for helping Mara succeed in her dream: A dream where no victim is left behind. A dream where women and children can be free, and safe from harm.
Charlene is an administrative professional with over 22 years’ experience, whose diverse skills and qualifications make her an asset to the TEARS team. She’s built her career in a variety of roles and industries, mostly in small companies where she was not just the admin but also gatekeeper, technology whiz, and marketing guru. She’s not only used to wearing many hats, she sincerely enjoys it; she thrives in an environment where no two workdays are exactly the same. She is adaptable, conscientious, enthusiastic with a ‘can do’ attitude.