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Brown bag lunch with Bernie Kerrigan
January 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join Bernie and other CLC Members for a discussion on how First Year Cleveland is working to reduce infant deaths in Cleveland through collaborative, data-informed approaches and their strategic focus on racial disparities, extreme prematurity and sleep-related deaths.
Open to CLC Members.
Are you a graduate of a CLC program but not a Member? Join today to get access to the Brown Bag series, as well as other Member perks.
The event is free, but registration is required.
Attendees are invited to bring their lunch.
Online registration is now closed. Contact Christian Swol (216-592-2276) to discuss attending or with any questions.
Executive Director, First Year Cleveland
Bernie Kerrigan was chosen as the Inaugural Executive Director for First Year Cleveland in December 2016. First Year Cleveland, in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is a collaborative organization that works to reduce infant mortality in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Ms. Kerrigan began her career as a medical and perinatal social worker at University Hospitals. She joined United Way of Cleveland in 1989, where she led a community process to invest over $300 million into health and human services over a seventeen-year period. She then served as chief talent officer and chief operating officer at the Centers for Families and Children, a $62 million nonprofit organization. In these positions, she was instrumental in streamlining and expanding operations while raising capital and forming various community partnerships.
Ms. Kerrigan received her BSW in social work from Ohio State University and completed master-level social work courses at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She also holds certificates in project development from Kent State University.
She is a single mother of two foster-to-adopt children, Emma and Kiara Kerrigan.