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kathleen Bernier, vp policy & Communications

With an eclectic professional career, Kathleen Bernier, MSW, joined Exodus as the Vice President for Operations in September of 2017. Prior to her role at Exodus, she helped to oversee the Government and Community Affairs portfolio for NYU Health in Manhattan and Brooklyn for ten years.

Earlier in her career, she was a Clinical Social Worker in child welfare under several umbrellas including, Therapeutic Foster Care and Preventive Services in the Bronx. In addition, she worked as a private therapist specializing in adolescents and couples’ therapy. She also lived in the Northeast of Brazil for two years and worked as an English teacher. Ms. Bernier hold a Bachelors in Social Worker from Adelphi University and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University.