Bernadette, or Bernie as she is fondly known, works as our Case Manager at the Lobethal Recovery Centre.

We would like to acknowledge all of Bernie’s hard work helping the local community in its recovery from the recent devastating bushfires.

Bernie’s professional background, farming and business knowledge, and can-do attitude has been invaluable to our team in so many ways.

She approaches clients with the right balance of empathy and empowerment which has seen many successful outcomes over the past six months. Bernie listens and guides her clients through bushfire recovery with kindness, patience and gentle encouragement when required.

Bernie fills her days with grant applications, advocacy and follow ups all leading to extremely grateful clients – she regularly receives great feedback, with some clients even wanting to buy her a cake!

Thank you Bernie! You’re an asset to our team and the Adelaide Hills community.

📸 Bernie and Cedar