Amanda Bernardo Named Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations at Hebrew SeniorLife

Bernardo brings a wealth of experience in public service, communications, and community engagement.

Hebrew SeniorLife announces the appointment of Amanda Bernardo as its new director of public affairs and community relations. 

In her role, Bernardo will bring her extensive experience and skills to enhance the organization's public affairs and communication strategies and community engagement efforts.

Bernardo most recently served as chief of staff and chief strategy officer at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, where she managed critical agency functions, led communications efforts, and supported strategic initiatives. 

Previously, she served as director of operations for the Kennedy for Massachusetts campaign and held key positions with Representative Denise C. Garlick and the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs.

"We are thrilled to welcome Amanda to our team as the Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations," said Sarah Sykora, chief marketing, communications, and planning officer at Hebrew SeniorLife. "Her wealth of experience in public service, communications, and community engagement aligns perfectly with our mission to enrich the lives of the area’s elderly population."  

Bernardo holds a master’s in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor of arts in political science from Loyola University Maryland.   

About Hebrew SeniorLife

Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 4,500 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. Locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge in Dedham; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack Satter House, Revere. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, which has a portfolio of more than $98 million, making it one of the largest gerontological research facilities in the U.S. in a clinical setting. It also trains more than 500 geriatric care providers each year. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit our website or follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and LinkedIn.