Management Spotlight: Jessica Bernier

Jessica Bernier is the Residential Manager at our Hallowell Road Group Home in Durham.  Her coworkers say she is one of the strongest leaders on the Residential team. She is well liked and not afraid to tackle tough projects. Jessica is originally from Massachusetts but her family moved to Norridgewock when her sister was born. She graduated from Skowhegan high school in 2004 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology from Unity College in 2008. Jessica got married almost a year ago to Shawn Bernier. They have two dogs (Maggie and Ari). Jessica’s hobbies include reading, gardening, spending time with family, and exploring new places. She loves movies and doing “crafty” things. Jessica’s music tastes are varied but include oldies, country, (her new favorite country song is “Jolene” by Dolly Parton!) jazz, blues, and rock n roll.  Jessica does not really like heavy metal and rap. She dislikes rude people. She wants to have her own truck. Jessica is terrified of snakes and spiders. She really wishes her extended family lived closer.  Jessica’s most visible quality is the fact that she really cares about the people we serve and her staff. Jessica has a bright future at Independence Association and has yet to realize her full potential.