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Ellie L. Roberts
President/Chief Professional Officer

Ellie Roberts became President/CPO of the United Way of Onslow County on July 10, 2017. Ellie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Education from the University of Wisconsin. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Connection Coalition and the Bach Ensemble in Naples, FL and the School to Work Council in Wisconsin. Ms. Roberts recently worked for Beaufort County Schools in North Carolina and was the Director of Operations for United Cerebral Palsy and Program Director for Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Naples, Fl. She also worked for the State of Florida and managed a foster home licensing and adoption unit there. Ellie brings strong fiscal management skills and operations expertise the United Way of Onslow County. She is a professional opera singer and performs at various churches in and around the area for special events.

"My vision is to continue to do good for the people of Onslow County. We can accomplish anything and solve any problem as long as we have respect for each other and remain united"

Susan Pridgen
Solutions for Stability Coordinator

Susan was born and raised in Onslow County.  She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from East Carolina University.  Susan taught school in both Craven and Onslow Counties.  She was a coordinator for family specialists with Head Start and spent the last 4 years as a Parent Liaison with the school system.  Susan is exited to help the homeless families in Onslow County.

Shelly Kieweg
Community Impact Director

Shelly is a military spouse of 27 years who has resided in Jacksonville, NC for over half of her life. She is the proud mother to three White Oak Viking alumni and has previously worked for the Onslow County School System for a number of years. Shelly graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College and holds an Associates in Arts degree with a concentration in elementary education. She is excited to be a part of United Way of Onslow County and loves knowing that the work United Way does impacts so many of her neighbors in need.