Full name:Roberta Goldenberg
Award:Veterans' Hall of Fame
Organization:United States Navy
Roberta Goldenberg is a native New Yorker, raised in the Bronx and Queens. She attended Jamaica High School and Queens College before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1973. After basic training, Hospitalman Goldenberg reported for duty at Philadelphia Naval Hospital as a Psychiatric Technician. After several hospital tours, First Class Petty Officer Goldenberg applied for and attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.
Ensign Goldenberg served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as a Public Affairs and Personnel Officer. Throughout her career as a Naval Officer, she worked as a Training Officer, Legal Officer and Recruiter. She earned her Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Commander Goldenberg retired from the Navy as the Executive Officer of Navy Recruiting District New York in 1999. She earned two Navy Achievement Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals and two Meritorious Service Medals.
Having traveled throughout the world and through many of the 50 United States, Roberta settled in her hometown of Queens and found a position as the Executive Director of the North Flushing and College Point Senior Centers. She spends her days planning the recreation and activities for over 500 Seniors in the Flushing, Whitestone and College Point areas. Her strong belief is that no Senior should have to stay at home staring at four walls or have a meal alone. Roberta is especially proud of her Seniors and boasts that they are the most active and vibrant “Older Americans” in the country.