Erasma Beras-Monticciolo


Erasma has over fifteen years of experience in community and program development, and has worked locally and globally to strengthen vulnerable communities. Erasma’s work has taken her to remote areas in Guatemala where she partnered with local entrepreneurs to create a small business cooperative designed to help indigenous communities establish independent, sustainable businesses that improved their living conditions and stimulated their local economies. Erasma also has local government experience and successfully established relationships with policymakers, 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. More recently, in her role as Vice President of Programs and Community Engagement at Power of Two, she collaborated with organization leadership to attract and secure a three-year City contract and private grants to launch programming in Brownsville and Citywide. Erasma is also credited with the successful development of staffing, recruiting, space, and workflow models at Power of Two and with building a high performance team by aligning decision-making with strategic goals, resulting in happy, hard-working team emotionally vested in the success of the organization and the communities it serves. Erasma received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from St. John’s University and Master’s in Public Administration from the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy.

Dr. Kristin Bernard


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.

Our Team

Community Partners

Together, We Accomplish More

We have developed partnerships with a host of community organizations and local agencies that refer parents and caregivers to us at Power of Two and have a long history of providing critical services and support to NYC families.