Barra Bernstein's experience includes work at the Alzheimer's Association of New York City, providing short term and ongoing counseling for family caregivers and persons with early to middle stage Alzheimer's disease. Her work included help in the coordination of services for persons with dementia and assisted in their long term care planning. Barra has facilitated educational meetings for caregivers on Alzheimer's disease explaining the Medicaid program benefits and application process. She organized projects with DOROT, an agency that alleviates social isolation among the elderly. She has served as the Co-Chair on the Social Service Committee at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue organizing community projects. She volunteered at Kateri Residence Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Hebrew Home for the Aged.
- New York State Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW)
- Earned Masters of Social Work in 2002 from Columbia University
- Recipient of the National Council of Jewish Women for her study in Gerontology
- Graduate of Lehigh University in 1994 with a BA in Psychology and Political Science
- Member of the National Association of Social Workers