Rev. Dr. Ruth H. Bersin

Title:  Executive Director
Company: Refugee Immigration Ministry
Location: Boxford, MA United States


  • American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Association of Refugee Service Professionals (board of directors, 2010-Present) (chair, national committee on certification standards, 2010-Present)
  • Association of Trauma Stress Specialists
  • Boston Theological Institute Working Group on Restorative Justice
  • Church World Service (refugee welfare committee, 1986)
  • Democratic Town Committee, Boxford, MA, (2018-Present)
  • Diocese of Massachusetts, Women’s Crisis Committee
  • Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC) (board of directors, 2019-Present)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Massachusetts Council of Churches (strategy and action committee)
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (member)
  • National Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • National Society of Fund Raising Executives (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
  • NOVA Trauma Team, Oklahoma City, OK (leader, 1995)
  • Peace at Home (board of director, member, 2003-2004)
  • Refugee Advisory Council, Connecticut (member, 1984-1989)
  • Task Force on Domestic Violence, Lowell, MA
  • The Assembly of Episcopal Chaplains
  • Wider Mission Commission Diocese of Massachusetts (member, 2001-2004)
  • Women’s Crisis Center, Norwalk, CT (member, board of directors, 1980-1983)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2004)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1997-1998)
  • Author, “Let’s Begin” (1974)
  • Author, “English Through Folk Songs,” (1974)
  • Author, “Healing Traumatic Memories: A Spiritual Journey”
  • Author, “Outside the Gates” a chapter in Theological Literacy in the Twenty First Century, BTI

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