Bernie Kerrigan has served as President & CEO of Achievement Centers for Children (ACC) since May 2021. She joined ACC from First Year Cleveland, where she had served as the inaugural Executive Director since 2016. In that role, Bernie forged broad community partnerships and developed a unified strategy with the goal of reducing infant deaths and racial disparities.
Bernie’s decades of nonprofit leadership roles also include serving as Chief Talent Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Centers for Families in Children, Vice President of Community Investment at United Way of Greater Cleveland, and Executive Director of United Way Services of Geauga County. She began her career as a medical and perinatal social worker at University Hospitals.
Bernie is the proud mother of two foster-to-adopt children, Emma and Kiara. In her spare time, she enjoys walking their Bernese Mountain dog, Roxie, and rooting for all Cleveland sports teams.
Lori Oliver, PhD
Chief Program Officer and Executive Vice President
Lydia Gonzalez Sciarrino, MBA
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Rachel Leuthaeuser, MBA, LSW
Sr. Vice President of Facilities/Quality Assurance and Clients Rights Officer
Kimberly Allen, Ed.S
Vice President of Education & Superintendent of School
Bonnie Boenig, M.Ed., OTR/L, C/NDT
Vice President of Therapy Business Enterprises
Connie Boros, MSSA, LISW-S
Vice President of Public Policy, Advocacy & Engagement