Wilmington resident Dr. LaKresha Roberts, who is a notable advocate for Delaware, was recently recognized by USA TODAY for her efforts.
The renowned doctor and lecturer, who is an inspirational leader for the state, was awarded with USA TODAY’s “Women of the Century” honor.
This accolade is bestowed to women who have made outstanding contributions to their respective fields, as well as impactful strides in their communities.
Dr. Roberts, a native of Wilmington, has been deeply involved in the state’s public health initiatives, serving as a leader in the Delaware Early Childhood Council, the Delaware Board of Health, and the Delaware Health Care Commission.
“My mission is to ensure that all Delawareans have access to quality health care and that all children have access to early childhood education that is reflective of their needs,” said Dr. Roberts.
As a result of her tireless efforts, Dr. Roberts has been able to improve access to health care and educational resources for Delaware families.
In addition to her advocacy work, Dr. Roberts is also an esteemed lecturer and mentor.
She is an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware, where she teaches courses in public health and health policy.
Dr. Roberts is also a mentor for the Delaware State University’s Public Health and Pre-health Professional Program, where she works to cultivate the next generation of public health professionals.
USA TODAY’s “Women of the Century” award is a testament to Dr. Roberts’ unwavering commitment to improving the well-being of Delaware residents.
The esteemed recognition is a culmination of her years of service to the state and its citizens, and serves as an example of what can be accomplished when individuals are passionate and steadfast in their advocacy.