Hi, my name is Cassandra Bernabel and I am the new site manager for the St. Augustine and St. Martin location. This is a new role for me, but I have actually been a part of the program for approximately 10 years. I started working for St. Stephen’s as a counselor in training when I was 15 years old. I grew from that position, taking on more responsibility as a site assistant and, later on, as a lead counselor. After a two-year break, gaining different skills and knowledge concerning youth with autism and animal welfare, I have returned to an environment that has always brought me joy. To be exact, I have returned to St. Stephen’s to continue to pursue my passion with children and to gain more experience for a possible future career in teaching.
By Cassandra Bernabel, Site Manager at St. Augustine and St. Martin’s