Bernadette Rehnert, Vela Foundation

TITLE:  Founding Trustee

FOCUS AREAS: Nutrition and wellness in eastern Massachusetts, underserved communities.

CONTACT:  bernirehnert@icloud.com

PROFILE: Bernadette Rehnert is the founding trustee and best point of contact at the Vela Foundation. She’s held this position since April 2014 and has also served on the board of directors for FUEL Education since February 2012. She’s been a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Boston since June 1998. Her educational background is from Penn State University.

When she joined the FUEL board, the Boston Business Journal included the following information about her:

Rehnert is a philanthropist and an advocate for volunteerism with substantial experience serving on the boards of such Massachusetts-based organizations as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB). She has chaired BGCB’s development committee, and previously also served on Hearth’s board of directors.