Dr. Bernstein is currently the Senior Vice President of Community Investments at United Way of Palm Beach County, where he helps determine how to invest donor dollars into vital community organizations. Prior to working for United Way, he served as the Staff Psychologist and Director of Community Engagement at Boys Town South Florida, directing several evidence-based programs in communities and schools throughout Palm Beach County. Previously, he held positions at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, at a residential adolescent substance abuse treatment program, and at an outpatient counseling agency.
Dr. Bernstein works very closely with many agencies and initiatives throughout the community and nationally. First of all, he is on the Advisory Board of South University’s Mental Health Graduate Program in West Palm Beach. He is also on the Juvenile Justice Board; on the Steering Committees of the Palm Beach County Action Alliance for Mental Health, Birth to 22—United for Brighter Futures, and Healthier Delray Beach; serves as Vice-Chair for the Palm Beach County School Health Advisory Committee and Community Chair of the Wellness Promotion Task Force; and volunteers for Boca Raton’s Promise, an advocacy group for mental health education and awareness. He also collaborates with the School District’s Counseling, Exceptional Student Education, and Safe Schools programs. Nationally, he serves as an advisory board member of the Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, he participated in the U.S. Surgeon General’s conference on children’s mental health Issues, and he is a member of the Mental Health Education Interdisciplinary Consortium. In addition, Dr. Bernstein regularly presents at state, national, and international conferences on topics related to prevention and early intervention services and support systems for children and families.
Dr. Bernstein has received numerous awards and recognitions for his extensive efforts to improve the lives of people throughout our community. He lives in Delray Beach with his wife of 25 years and their two sons.