Bernice Adjabeng, MA, MSW, D.Mgt, is a program manager with the Behavioral Health Springboard (BHS) program in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also serves as an adjunct faculty member.
Dr. Adjabeng received her education in Ghana and the United States, enabling her to bring a cross-cultural perspective to her work and practice. In her work with BHS, she manages the North Carolina Certified Peer-Support Specialist program that provides certification for people in recovery from significant mental illness and/or substance use disorder. Certified peer-support specialists use their training and lived experience to support others living with similar disorders.
Dr. Adjabeng is a certified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor, and she coordinates training for the workforce in behavioral health.
Dr. Adjabeng’s work combines her background and experience in both direct and macro practice (management), with her research interests in leadership and financial sustainability for nonprofit organizations and program evaluation.