Founder and CEO
Anne Heller has over twenty years of experience in local, state and federal governments as well as the not-for-profit sector. Her inspiration for launching Power of Two came from her most recent experience overseeing the homeless shelter system for families in New York City. Among other accomplishments, she was founder and CEO of HealthPass, a health insurance exchange for New York City small businesses and Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Health Access where she ran a nationally-recognized health insurance enrollment program. During her time in the Mayor’s office, she also led the creation of the City’s Disaster Assistance Center after 9/11.
VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Erasma Monticciolo has over 15 years of experience as a program manager in the community development field. Erasma successfully established relationships with local government leaders, community-based organizations, and social change groups to create partnerships and build support for a variety of programs serving low-income populations in New York City. Her experience ranges from community development work in Latin America to establishing public and private initiatives in New York City to organizational program design, implementation, and evaluation. Erasma also has extensive managerial experience in the non-profit sector and a record of success in getting initiatives off the ground and flourishing.
Dr. Kristin Bernard
ABC EXPERT AND RESEARCH PARTNER
Kristin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. While in graduate school at University of Delaware, she played a key role in evaluating the efficacy of the ABC intervention, developed clinical expertise in the model, and assisted in dissemination efforts. Now she serves as a program consultant and lead researcher for Power of Two. Kristin is especially excited about the integration of science and practice at Power of Two. Not only is Power of Two using science to guide their selection and provision of services, but they are building the science by conducting cutting-edge research.