Our Team


Ellena Little

Ellena Little
Executive Director

Ellena’s involvement with Club Esteem began in 1994 as a volunteer mentor and performing arts teacher. Several years later, Ellena joined the staff of Club Esteem and served as Activities Director, Program Director, and Assistant Director.

As the Executive Director, Ellena is responsible for the development and implementation of Club Esteem programs and curriculum, determining and addressing the ongoing needs/interests of Club Esteem’s youth and their families, and developing and implementing systems for family and community involvement.

As a native of Melbourne/Palm Bay, Ellena is intimately connected to the needs of Club Esteem’s children, their families, and the community. Ellena can be reached by email at ellenalittle@clubesteem.org, or by phone at 321.409.8942.


Robert Green

Robert Green
Fund Development Director

With over 20 years of business process engineering, software engineering, workflow automation, and data science, Robert bring a substantial amount of relevance and perspective to strategic business and technical leadership experience to Club Esteem.

From volunteer service to promoting economic development and entrepreneurship and coaching small business owners and non-profit organizations into higher performance through applied analytics and conscientious business engineering , my contributions promote sustainability and growth within Club Esteem.

Robert works closely with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to create and maintain a rich and diversified revenue stream, establish and cultivate community relations and awareness, and to seek specific funding needs through combinations of private and public grant, foundation and corporate sponsorship opportunities.



  • Administrative Assistant

    • April Barber
  • Site Manager (Expansion sites)

    • Lee Bartell
  • Group Program Leaders

    • April Barber
    • Letriona Bartell
    • Miranda Cauley (asst.)
    • Ariel "Mr. A" Garcia
    • Sherri Moody
    • Heather Walcott


Board of Directors

  • Renee Love, President: Medical Sales/Regional Trainer (retired)
  • Michael Welch, Jr., Vice President: CRPC, CRPS, Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch 
  • Scott T. Mikuen, Esq., Secretary: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Harris Corporation 
  • Edward R. Davis, Treasurer: Vice President and Treasurer of Tupperware Brands Corporation (retired) 
  • Donald P. McGee: CIMA, CFP, Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch 
  • Ralphalette Bartell: Parent representative and community volunteer 
  • Brenda Marvin: Market Leader, AVP, BB & T Bank 
  • Kim Deffebach, PHD.: Licensed Psychologist, Private Practice
  • Brett Schuster: Senior Engineering Manager, Harris Corporation 
  • Amy Van Fossen, P.A.: Owner of independent practice, VA-accredited lawyer, estate planning and probate attorney 
  • Valeta Cameron, Esq: Staff Attorney, Brevard Legal Aide 



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    Club Esteem Inc.
    3316 Monroe Street
    Melbourne, Florida 32901

    Phone: (321) 409-8942


    Ellena Little, Executive Director

    Phone: Phone: (321) 409-8942


    Robert Green, Fund Development Director

    Phone: Phone: (321) 252-9283


    April Barber, Administrative Assistant

    Phone: Phone: (321) 409-8942