Harvard Chan School of Public Health – Nutrition Round Table Steering Committee. She is the Founding Trustee of the Vela Foundation, a private foundation that promotes nutrition education and healthy food access with an emphasis on underserved communities. Bernadette currently serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. She is a member of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health – Nutrition Round Table Steering Committee. She has previously served on the boards of Families United in Educational Leadership (FUEL), Wide Horizons for Children, The Osterville Historical Society and Hearth, Inc. Bernadette is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.