Bernice grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from University High School in 1981. She got her Associates degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from Central Ohio Technical College in 1995. Bernice worked for Fairfield Medical Center from 1995-2005. The first two years at Fairfield Medical Center she worked in outpatient, inpatient, stroke P.T., rehab, & home health. The next 8 years were spent working in the schools in Lancaster, Logan, and Perry Counties. Bernice began working part time for Rehab Associates and doing home health initially. She then moved to schools in 2004 to the present. Bernice is a wife and a mother of two children and a grandma of one granddaughter! Bernice is also involved in the Licking County Jail ministries and attends Spring Hills Baptist Church.