Senior Program Advisor
Misty Berard, Senior Program Advisor, joined the Catalyst Team in 2022. She brings over 15 years of direct care and leadership experience in residential and community-based services, including work in supervisor and director-level roles in group homes, Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs), and Wraparound programs in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Misty earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Occidental College and her master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Azusa Pacific University. Misty is a Certified Group Home Administrator and brings substantial experience in the leadership and administration of STRTPs, including program development, supervision and training, staffing and scheduling, milieu management, therapeutic recreation, and integration of direct care and clinical staff.
Misty has dedicated her career to providing trauma-responsive, relational care to youth and families and these commitments are evident in her approach to leadership and her provision of training and coaching to direct care and clinical staff in the topics of crisis intervention and de-escalation, trauma-informed care, and restorative justice.