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Bernice K. Adjabeng

Program Director

Bernice Adjabeng, Program Director



Suite 469

325 Pittsboro Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919-962-4369

F: 919-962-6562

Dr. Bernice Adjabeng is the Program Director for the North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist (NCCPSS) Program with the Behavioral Health Springboard (BHS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of Social Work. Dr. Adjabeng has nearly two decades of experience in direct practice, community development, monitoring and evaluation, leadership, and management. She holds a Doctor of Management degree from Webster University. She also holds a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.

At BHS, Dr. Adjabeng oversees the training, curricula, and credentialling of Peer Support Specialists (PSS) for North Carolina. Also, she provides leadership in policy formulation for the statewide NCCPSS Program and guides the development of data-driven systems for implementing policies and procedures. Additionally, Dr. Adjabeng provides technical assistance on peer support credentialing to various stakeholders, including the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disability, and Substance Use Services (DMH/DD/SUS).

Dr. Adjabeng is an adjunct faculty member at the UNC-CH School of Social Work and North Carolina Central University’s Department of Social Work. She teaches courses in administration and management, leadership in nonprofit organizations, social work practice with organizations and communities, and program evaluation. Her research interests include leadership and financial sustainability for nonprofit organizations and peer support workforce development.

Primary Program

Behavioral Health Springboard