Join MCSAP on May 20th from 12-2 p.m. for our full coalition meeting. During this meeting you will have a chance to hear from Bernestine Jeffers on Alcohol and Pregnancy: What is FASD?

Read about her amazing work below!

As a project strategist and program manager Bernestine Jeffers joined the Center for Urban Population Health in 2020 to develop educational and capacity training strategies, opportunities and resources for community, academic and governmental organizations, and the behavioral health workforce.
Bernestine has worked in the behavioral health and health care policy field for over 30 years, coordinating and implementing policies and standards related to gender-specific and family-centered substance use disorder treatment, prevention, and recovery, including the development of various initiatives for diverse groups and underserved populations, for local and national organizations.

Bernestine has served as a member of National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD)’s Women’s Services Network; the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership’s Behavioral Health steering committee; a content expert, and contributor for HHS’s Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and SAMHSA’s region 5 Workforce Development Initiative.

A life-long resident of Wisconsin, Bernestine attended Cardinal Stritch University and UW-Milwaukee. She is a 2006 graduate of the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center’s (GLATTC) Leadership Institute & the Graduate School of USDA’s Center for leadership and management programs; In 2014, she completed the CSAP Prevention Specialist training (CPS-IT) and in 2015 the Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) Institute. In 2017, Bernestine received her Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification from the UW-Madison’s Center for Professional and Executive Development. In 2016, the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundations honored Bernestine as one of seven Champions in Women’s Health.