Hans Bernier is an Associate Director of Field for CSSW focusing on school and school based placements. As a youth development and education practitioner with over 25 years of service in the field I am aiming to continue this commitment by drawing on my MPA, from The Metropolitan College of NY, and LCSW, from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Given my years of work experience coordinating school and community based programming I have acquired the skills needed to successfully collaborate with the range of stakeholders currently supporting social work and social justice practices. I have helped build programs from startup to established, specifically as Co-Founder of the Wediko NY School Based Program and Director of Harlem Grown, a NYC based food justice organization. I also serve as the NYC lead clinician for Black Men Heal a non-profit that focuses on connecting clinicians of color with Black men to combat issues of access in our communities. I am currently working at CSSW as an Associate Director of Field. In addition to my school based roles I have also provided direct clinical supports to children and adults through a number of NYC based community organizations and a private practice.
I have also successfully completed the Online Pedagogy Institute, Institute on Technical Skills for Online Event Production, and have served as an online TA through the Columbia University School of Social Work Online Campus. I am always looking for interesting ways to connect to the work so feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.