Senior Finance Manager

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Nissa Roberts was raised in the small town of Ashland, OR and currently calls coastal Gearhart, OR her home.  She enjoys reading, cheering on long-running Jeopardy champions, and spending time with friends as well as with her husband Jeff and daughter McKenna. Family activities involve golf, horses, and enjoying great food. They have also enjoyed hosting exchange students from Turkey and Finland.  

Nissa’s professional path has been varied including working for a medical education company, a nonprofit advocacy organization for lung cancer survivors, a management consulting firm, and she also spent many years working as a sales rep for a multinational pharmaceutical company. 

Nissa began work at FosterClub in December of 2017 and since then her role has expanded and her title has changed to reflect the focus of her contribution to the organization. Joining FosterClub has allowed her to blend her financial acumen, analytical nature, love of tech, ability to multitask, and desire to organize almost anything to support the work being done by her talented colleagues and FosterClub’s young people. 

Nissa graduated from Linfield College with a BA in Economics and Sociology and returned several years after graduation to complete post-baccalaureate studies in Accounting.  She continues to enjoy books, articles and conversations that apply economic analysis to social issues.  

Nissa is a member of Alpha Phi sorority; she served in various leadership roles while in college and was Chapter Advisor for two years after graduation. She has volunteered with many groups but is most proud of her work as a Board member of the Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific, her role as social media manager for the local high school football team (coached to a State Championship berth by her husband), and her service as a member of the Linfield Alumni Leadership Council. Nissa had the honor of giving the Alumni Welcome address at commencement to Linfield’s class of 2015.