Bernice is CEO at Goldbridge Rehabilitation Services on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Bernice started working at Goldbridge in 2010 as the Operations Manager.
After starting her first career as a Nurse in the late 1970s, Bernice spent the next 25 years working in the Health and Community services sector in Queensland with various agencies across the community, government and private sectors. Bernice has a Bachelor of Social Services, Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs; and Cert IV in Workplace Training and undertook training in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation through the Gestalt Association of Qld. She was a member of the Steering Committee member for the Drug and Alcohol Summit held in 2001; the Qld Community Service Strategy Committee; and the Qld Taskforce Committee for Child Protection.
Bernice undertook TC Standards training with ATCA in 2013 and become a Peer Reviewer, resulting in being a member of a Peer Review team in New South Wales. In 2014, Bernice led the Goldbridge project to obtain ISO 9001:2008 quality standards. Bernice member of the ATCA Board for several years, inputting information on how a small and vibrant Therapeutic Community (TC) in an urban setting can support people to address their addiction.