Fern Hertzberg, MSW

Executive Director
ARC XVI Fort Washington, Inc.

Fern Herzberg has been the executive director of ARC XIV for more than two decades. She is a social worker by training and has chaired a collaboration of CBOs focusing on senior issues in the Washington Heights-Inwood and Harlem Communities. She has been an outspoken advocate for seniors issues including food, transportation and housing through her examination of the social determinants of health in the service areas of her organization. She has advanced community-based participatory research (CBPR) through her participation in partnerships with the Columbia University Health Sciences Schools, Medical, Dental, Nursing and Public Health. In addition, she is currently teaching a course in CBPR research approaches to community and academic investigators.

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