Join two of our alumni and hear about how their Pitt Social Work degrees helped to shape their career paths!
Josh Berman is currently the Director of Community Food Initiatives for Economic Development South and works to ensure the communities he serves have access to food resources through engagement and development programs. Most notably, Josh assists in the creation and operations of Produce Marketplace - a non-profit grocery store in Clairton, PA focused on providing affordable access to fresh produce. After attending Syracuse University (BSSW '14), Josh returned home to Pennsylvania to pursue his Masters of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh (MSW '15). In particularly, Josh was attracted to Pitt School of Social Work because of the School's reputation for training macro community social workers in the COSA curriculum track. Josh believe social workers have the right tools to ensure every member of our community has a voice in the issues that affect them, and that social workers should be at the forefront of community empowerment.
Jessica Murray graduated from the University of Pittsburgh for both her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2012 as well as her MSW in 2014. It was shortly after graduation from the MSW program that Jessica began her work with Auberle as a therapist and has since grown under agency leadership into her current role as Behavioral Health Program Manager. As Behavioral Health Manager, Jessica gained experience overseeing Auberle's Outpatient Drug & Alcohol program, Student Assistance Program, the Behavioral Health program student interns, as well as the supervision of both mental health and drug & alcohol therapists. Jessica also currently maintains a small active caseload through private practice.
Most recently, Auberle has been awarded a proposal through Allegheny County Department of Human Services to create a one of a kind family treatment program serving families who have at least 1 parent struggling with addiction who is at risk of having a child placed in out of home care due to addiction related concerns. Jessica will be the Director of this new program, the Family Healing Center, once it launches in early 2020.