Bernie Seifert earned her MSW degree with a sub-concentration in Aging from Boston University in 1984 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving older adults and their families in New Hampshire since 1988. She is currently the Deputy Director at NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Over the past several years, Bernie has conducted numerous trainings on topics for varied audiences, including programs focusing on caregiving, dementia, mental health, and suicide prevention.
Previous work experiences include Seniors Count Liaison at Easter Seals NH; Consultant for Older Adult Services at the NH Division of Behavioral Health; Director of Bedford Counseling Services and Senior Services at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester; and Psychiatric Social Worker at New Hampshire Hospital. Her affiliations have included the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (term 2019-21), Board of Directors of the NH Chapter of NASW (2007-17, President 2015-17), NH Coalition on Substance Abuse, Mental Health & Aging (Chairperson), NH Coalition on Caring, and the NH Attorney General’s Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Fatality Review Committee.