Charlene Bergstresser, RN
Drexel University School of Education Alumni Board
A lifelong learner, Charlene’s has had a diverse professional journey. She attained her BSN from West Chester University in 1986 and an MS in Human Resource Development from Drexel University in 2013. Additionally, she has been an International Coaching Federation certified coach since 2015, most recently achieving her Professional Certified Coaching credential.
Charlene is currently the Program Director for the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC), a consortium serving the six independent colleges in the Lehigh Valley. In this role she is responsible for professional development as well as program development, implementation and management for various LVAIC initiatives. In this role she partners with the leaders, faculty, staff and various communities of practice to identify, develop and implement innovative programs for the LVAIC community. Prior to joining LVAIC, she held a variety of roles in health care and community youth services. The span of Charlene’s professional experiences includes roles in care delivery, program and operational management, healthcare leadership, adult development, leadership development, team and group facilitation, leadership consulting, and executive coaching.
Through individual and group learning environments, Charlene strives to help others develop and achieve their fullest potential. She believes effective relationships are built through inquiry, safety, and trust, and makes these the cornerstones of her work. Having consulted and coached on a variety of issues she is most passionate around the topics of communication, change, conflict, transitions, and diversity and inclusion.