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Bernice Davis, Psy.D.

Dr. Bernice Davis is currently the Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI). In this capacity she is responsible for the overall administration and operations of the Commission, the statewide government agency charged with providing education, vocational rehabilitation, independent living, assistive technology, and eye-health services for the estimated 290,000 residents of the state, who are blind, vision impaired, or deaf-blind.

Prior to her current assignment, Dr. Davis, who joined the CBVI staff in 2005, served as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.  In this capacity, she was responsible for the coordination of the Commission’s community education and outreach activities, ensuring the agency’s compliance to state and federal policies and regulations, including HIPAA, OPRA and other monitoring entities, and strategic collaborations with executive team members, state officials and community based shareholders to assess and fulfill the needs of CBVI consumers. 

From January 2003 through July 2005, Dr. Davis was the Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities, North Jersey Developmental Center (NJDC). In this role she was second in command of a residential facility that provided a wide range of habilitation, behavioral and medical services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. Prior to that appointment she also served NJDC as Acting Director of Professional and Residential Services (2002 – 2003); Supervisor of Professional and Residential Services (2001 – 2002); and as a Clinical Psychologist 1 (1995 – 2001).

Dr. Davis earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1993, and her B.S. degree in Applied Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago with a minor in Anthropology. She is a licensed psychologist as well as a certified American Management Associate, who has over 21 years of experience as a clinician and public administrator.


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