Bernadette has been a practicing physical therapist in the United States and the Netherlands for the past 32 years. Her area of expertise is in adult rehabilitation with a focus on brain injury, stroke, and complex medical conditions. She has an APTA board certified specialty in geriatrics (GCS) as well as Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA). She is also LSVT certified and NDT trained.
Bernadette is a full time lecturer at the University of Southern Maine at Lewiston Auburn College. She lectures and teaches in the labs of applied science courses including neuroscience, anatomy and kinesiology, geriatrics. Bernadette works closely with the occupational therapy program and is interested in inter-professional education.
Bernadette is the APTA geriatric state advocate for the state of Maine.
She is involved in her local community and is a member of the senior steering implementation committee for the city of South Portland Maine.