Vera Roberts

Director at Warner Park Nature Center in Nashville, TN

Vera (Vollbrecht) Roberts is the Director of Warner Park Nature Center in Nashville, TN, where she has worked for over 20 years.  Vera’s passion is connecting people of all ages with the natural world, especially through direct experiences in the outdoors.  She has been an active member of ANCA since 2007, when she attended her first Summit in Milwaukee, WI.

Vera is a past-president and board member of the TN Environmental Education Association and Cumberland River Compact.  She holds an M.S. in Natural Resources/Environmental Education from the Ohio State University.

Vera says of ANCA: “It was such an honor to be asked to join the ANCA Board in 2017, a request which I happily accepted!  The knowledge and skills I have developed through being an ANCA member have translated directly to my role as a nature center administrator, and many of the projects and programs we have implemented at my center I learned about at a Summit.  ANCA has enriched my career in so many ways, including helping me implement best practices around staff management, programming, exhibit design, and more, has helped my center stay on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the field.  Serving on the Board is just a small way I hope to give back to ANCA all that this wonderful organization has given me.”