Chief of Nursing at Miramont Behavioral Health

Five months ago, Marketta Roberts’ decision to move her nursing career from the emergency department to administration brought her to Madison. A native of Little Rock Arkansas, Roberts now serves as the Chief of Nursing at Miramont Behavioral Health in Middleton. At Miramont, Roberts is responsible for managing staff and policies related to the nursing staff.

Roberts has been a nurse for 25 years and is a true success story. She began working in neurology as an LPN in 1999, earned her associates and bachelor’s degrees in nursing while working in the emergency department. Her time in the ER taught her how to manage chaos and stress. After observing changes in the medical field, Roberts decided to pursue her master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner, which gave her more authority in patient care. Her choice to pursue the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree was an effort to secure longevity in the latter half of her career so that she could continue to contribute to the field in different ways. 

The opportunity to move to Madison came at a perfect time for Roberts. Her son was grown, and family obligations no longer kept her tied to Arkansas. She enjoys travel and seeing new places, so the move was a perfect opportunity both personally and professionally. 

Since arriving in Madison, Roberts and her fiancé, Shawn, have found a home at Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she has already connected with the health ministry. She is looking forward to enjoying the beauty that Madison has to offer in the summer and to becoming an active volunteer in the community.