Beryl is the TAB Coordinator for the Training Active Bystander Program of Quabbin Mediation. She is also a TAB trainer and Instructor. She retired from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families a few years ago, where she worked as a social worker, supervisor, and manager.
Beryl was born and raised in South Africa, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She moved to the United States in 1975 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, in 1985. She is a resident of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, is married to Vernon, and has two adult sons, Jerry, and Micah, who is transgender. She also has two grandchildren.
Beryl is a founding member of BCCR, Bridgewater Communities for Civil Rights, a social justice group that was established in 2016 after several racist incidents were witnessed in Bridgewater. Her involvement with BCCR has provided opportunities for her to work with residents and community organizations to help ensure that Bridgewater is a welcoming and respectful place for all residents. BCCR became a hub for TAB in 2016 to provide TAB trainings throughout the region. Beryl is a longstanding member of AAUW (American Association of University Women). She is active in PFLAG, an organization that supports the LGBTQ community.