Carole Hersey Bergeron, Ph.D.
Program Chair, M.B.A. Healthcare Systems Leadership Concentration, Leadership Concentration
PhD in Leadership and Change, Antioch University
Masters in Human Services Administration (MHSA)—Antioch-New England
Diploma in Nursing—Catherine Laboure School of Nursing
Ph.D. focus---relational leadership
Dissertation title: Nurses’ experience of leadership in assisted living: a situational analysis
Albertus Magnus College / Undergraduate level courses in Ethics and Healthcare Management; graduate level courses in Servant Leadership, Healthcare Management, and International Healthcare Management
Walden University / Graduate level courses in Organizational Culture, and Leadership
Southern Connecticut State University / Masters level course in Nursing Leadership
Training classes in corporate environments related to Scope and Standards of Practice, Quality Patient Care and Safety, Organizational Change, Executive Leadership, Healthcare Financing and Clinical Implications, Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Healthcare Policy, Effective Legislative Processes
Executive Director, Connecticut Nurses’ Association - Chief Executive Officer of state association that is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. Responsible for strategic planning, professional advocacy, legislative interface, coalition building, daily operations.
Principal, Bergeron Consulting Associates - leadership, management, process, strategy and clinical consultation to healthcare organizations. Focus on clinical and executive leadership, policy development, scope and standards of practice, clinical and business operations interface.
Vice President, Ability Beyond Disability (formerly DATAHR Rehabilitation Institute) –Planning and Business Development and Vice President of Health and Professional Support Services
Vice President, AHF/CT Management Inc. - Quality Improvement and Resident Services
Administrator, Apple Health Care - Skilled Nursing Facility
Program Developer, NewMedico, Inc. - Sub-Acute level of care rehabilitation programs for people with traumatic brain injury
Rehabilitation Program Director, Harris Hospital-Methodist - developed and directed inpatient medical rehabilitation program specializing in stroke, amputation, and head injury rehabilitation
Dr. Bergeron has been an adult learner most of her life and as a result, has a deep understanding of the complexities of that path. She values the experiences adult learners bring to the learning environment that extends and enriches the learning. She seeks congruence in teaching coupled with a desire to be inclusive of differing perspectives, and believes it is critically important to integrate the qualitative aspects of organizational life as businesses focus on strategic initiatives within a rapidly changing world environment.
Professional and community activities
Primary Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Implementation Program (SIP) Grant---to advance the future of nursing in America as identified in the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing
Member Connecticut Department of Public health Quality of Care Advisory Committee
Member, Connecticut Nurses’ Association Government Relations Committee
Member, Connecticut Nurses’ Association and American Nurses Association
Member, International Leadership Association
Dr. Bergeron has two grown sons and seven grandchildren. She spends time visiting her family and enjoying the role of grandmother, and is an avid gardener and a creative cook. She loves opera, theater, ballet/modern dance and the visual arts. She enjoys the proximity to New York and Boston that she experiences from the farm in rural Western Massachusetts that she shares with her partner Larry and his horses.
Dr Bergeron is interested in what she describes as the frontier of healthcare; environments that are not uniquely healthcare focused (schools and assisted living communities, for example) but are delivering sophisticated healthcare services to increasingly complex populations.