Director of Development

Ginelle Sakima Roberts

Director of Development


DDS, Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of California San Francisco
MS, Pediatric Dentistry, University of California San Francisco
BS, Biology, Graceland University

Phone Number

Office: 641.784. 5145

Director of Development

Ginelle Sakima Roberts graduated from Graceland University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Spanish and Chemistry. She continued her education at University of California San Francisco, earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and a Master of Science and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. She then pursued a successful career in dentistry for almost 15 years and is now shifting to a different line of work as Graceland’s newest alumni advancement officer.

During Roberts’ time in the dentistry field, she worked in a variety of arenas from a Community (Federally Qualified) Health Center Dental Director for West Hawaii Community Health Center to an Associate Pediatric Dentist in the Kansas City area. Her experiences in her career have led Roberts to think deeply about what it means to be a part of something larger than yourself and do the work that needs to be done for success.

Ginelle and her husband, Doug ’01, are currently living in the Kansas City area with their two children and look forward to their continued relationship with Graceland.


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