Bernie says that Interactionz’ values align with those she lives her life by. She believes strongly in our vision and what it stands for. Bernie was driven to work for Interactionz as her passion is working with people, especially in the mental health and disability sector. She graduated from the University of Waikato with a Social Sciences degree, double majoring in Psychology and Human Development. Therefore, working for Interactionz was a great opportunity for her as she sees her passion as helping people.
What Bernie likes about her role is that she is able to work alongside people to help them achieve their goals and dreams. She finds the enthusiasm and pride people share when they achieve their goals very rewarding. Being a part of this change, and exerting social justice and equal opportunity for individuals we work with, and their families holds special importance to Bernie.
Out of work time, Bernie loves travelling and spending with family and friends. Family in particular is very important to Bernie, so family time is cherished. She also likes keeping herself active and healthy and runs quarter marathons.