Emily Bernson Joins the Team as Office Coordinator

Emily Bernson joined the Foundation full-time in October as Office Coordinator. Her organizational and tactical skills are an asset in the office. We asked her a few questions to get to know her better:


Q: What experiences or jobs have led you to work at the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation?

My past experience is primarily in development/special events, working with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and United Way. I got my degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from High Point University, so when I moved back to NC from Connecticut, finding a position in the nonprofit sector was very important.

Q: What role do you play in the Foundation?

I am currently the office coordinator. In addition to the executive assistant role, I also work closely to facilitate our Communications and Development plans. I even have the flexibility to work with our other programs and on other projects as needed! For example, I assist the NC Oral Health Collaborative with event organization and communication.

Q: What is most rewarding about your job? What is most difficult?

The most rewarding aspect of my job is the connections I am able to make. The Foundation has an amazing network of friends and partners. With every person I meet, I learn something new! I always look forward to meeting new people and growing more every day. Something that is difficult for me is the schedule! I am not a morning person, so everyone knows that I shouldn’t tackle major projects before my coffee.