Dr. Duncan Spelman | Professor of Management, Bentley University

In 35+ years of working with highly motivated, extremely bright business students, Bernadette was among the very best. We worked closely together in connection with a highly selective student leadership team and she demonstrated extraordinary creativity and courage, the willingness to take on any task, and unwavering dependability. She is a true leader.

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Gloria Larson | President, Bentley University

As President of Bentley University over the past decade, I have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know a number of truly outstanding students. Bernadette rises to the top of this list--for the enthusiasm and drive she brings to all endeavors; for her courage of conviction and "can do" spirit in the face of adversity; and for her strong work ethic and equally strong desire to use her talents to make a difference in the world.  She is a next generation leader who I am confident will  make a significant contribution to the greater good wherever life takes her.


Julie Fahnestock | CEO & Founder, B Storytelling

Working with Bernadette as Co-Chairs of B Local NYC is pure joy. Not only is Bernadette high-spirited and committed to using her career as a force for good, she is a powerhouse and totally unstoppable when she sets her mind to a goal.  Bernadette operates a natural servant leader as she always goes above and beyond to make sure our team has what they need to do their jobs well and to keep us focused on the mission. She is strategic, efficient, results-driven, detail-oriented and a long-term systems thinker. When Bernadette gives her yes, you can expect 110%. Trust me, you want her on your team.