Title: Sr. Technical Specialist
Company: NB Power Nuclear
Bernice has been working for New Brunswick Power at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station over 16 years. For the past three years she has been working under the Performance Improvement Team as an Assessment Specialist performing internal assessments and vendor quality assurance.
Bernice holds a Chemical Technologist Diploma from the New Brunswick Community College in Saint John. Since changing positions to become an Assessment Specialist, she has continued her training and holds ISO and ASME designations and qualifications. In addition, she is a member of the local Toastmasters Club and has completed various courses in public speaking.
The one thing that has influenced Bernice the most is doing something at work that she truly enjoys. She believes that if you’re not having fun, why do it? Bernice likes the fact that her job allows her to meet new people and learn about their roles. She recognizes that it takes several disciplines with varying degrees of knowledge and skills to operate a nuclear power plant and as an internal auditor, she has been able to take the opportunity to learn and appreciate her fellow employees.
Bernice first became interested in WiN after hearing about it from a friend in Ontario while she was performing an external audit in 2006. After attending the Annual WiN-Canada conference in 2007 she knew it was for her. She was astounded by all the terrific and talented women who are making a real difference in the nuclear industry. Her own personal satisfaction in WiN comes from helping women to grow by networking and giving them opportunities they may not have had otherwise. Also, being the chair of WiN-NB has enabled her to meet some inspiring people and has allowed her to grow more has an individual and helped her to realize her full potential.
Created on April 9, 2008.