Catherine Cutler Institute

Scott Bernier, M.S.

Project Assistant II, Disability and Aging Program
Scott Bernier

Office Location

216 Haynes Building, Augusta




Scott Bernier is the main point of contact for the state’s adult mental health certification programs: Mental Health Support Specialist (MHSS), Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician I (MHRT I), MHRT/Community (MHRT/C), and MHRT/Crisis Service Provider (MHRT/CSP). In this capacity, he is in daily contact with agencies and the general public by email, phone, and in person, answering questions in regards to the certification process. He performs the first review of all MHRT applications and keeps track of where all applications are in the process. He maintains all certification records, both paper and electronic, and serves as the CFL’s webmaster (

Scott has been with Muskie School and Cutler Institute since 1998 providing administrative support in Augusta for the state's adult mental health workforce. In the winter, when a storm is approaching, people turn to Scott to find out if we'll have a snow day due to his educational background.

Areas of Expertise

Scott oversees the MHRT/C Tuition Reimbursement and the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS)-mental health employee workshop allocation programs. For both of these programs, he tracks budgets, reviews applications, sends out payments, and submits monthly reports. In addition, he provides logistical support for CFL-sponsored trainings and meetings.

Scott also serves as Muskies' Concur Travel Approver. He reviews all travel expense reports to ensure compliance with travel policies and that the correct account/project codes have been entered.

  • Bachelor of Science, Meteorology, Plymouth State University
  • Master of Science, Atmospheric Science, Texas Tech University

Professional Activity

Scott is an Eagle Scout and volunteers at the district level in local scouting providing support to Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops in five counties.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage in Union.