James Bernardo has more than more than 35 years experience as a social worker and gerontologist, working in aging services his entire professional career in community and facility based settings. He has been employed by Presbyterian Senior Living since 1985 as an Administrator, Executive Director and regional Operations Director prior to assuming his present role of Chief Operating Officer. James is actively involved in the professional community serving positions of state and national leadership. He has served on the Board of Directors of Leading Age, as the associations’ treasurer, and past chair of its membership and education committees. He is also a past Chair of LeadingAge PA. James serves CARF-CCAC as a member of its international standard review process and surveyor.