Nadine Roberson-Jones, a retired recreational therapist, passed away September 5, 2022. She worked for CDCR for 15 years, retiring in 2021 from CSP-Los Angeles County.
Originally from Texas, she moved with her children to California in 1977 after her marriage dissolved. In 1980, she earned her certification to become a certified nursing assistant and went to work for a retirement home.
She promoted from nursing assistant to become an activities director and coordinator in 1983 for Pleasant View Retirement Home. In 1987, she received the “Excellence in Activities” award from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
In 1992, after successfully completing her training, she became a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent at Los Angeles International Airport. According to her family, “she became (known) as the female agent who tackled a male drug trafficker who attempted to flee.”
She returned to college, earning an associate’s degree in general studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies.
While working at CSP-LAC, Roberson-Jones also earned certification from the California Board of Recreation and Parks.
A celebration of life was held in early October.
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