Ms. Bershen has worked with many arts, educational & cultural organizations, setting up media arts funding programs for the Pennsylvania Arts & Humanities Councils and working with cultural organizations both state-wide and nationally. She was a founding Director of the National Alliance of Media Arts Centers (NAMAC), and has been a Management & Marketing Consultant for numerous organizations in the US and abroad for arts, educational & media projects.
As Program Director of CUNY-TV, she organized some of the earliest series on TV with international subtitled film & video as well as pioneering collaborative series with The Kitchen, Goethe Institute, and other New York City cultural institutions.
As Director of The National Broadcast Archive at the Jewish Museum she founded the New York Jewish Film Festival with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, developed new program series & symposia, developed the first collection policy & long range plan for the Broadcast Archive, as well as supervising the design of all new technical facilities & setting up the Goodkind Resource Center for the museum’s renovation & re-opening in 1993.
She has taught at Rutgers University, Temple University, Philadelphia College of Art and is currently a faculty member at NYU in the Arts Management Program.