President, Building Bridges Across the River
Rahsaan Bernard serves as the President of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), the nonprofit organization that built and now manages the 16.5 acre, 203,000 sq. ft. Townhall Health Education Arts Recreation Campus known as THEARC in Washington, DC. BBAR is also in the process of building the first elevated park in Washington known as the 11 Street Bridge Park Project. Before joining BBAR, Mr. Bernard served as the President\CEO of the consulting firm Beyond Excellence LLC, a firm specializing in health management and corporate wellness and Beyond Excellence Nursing and Therapy Services LLC, a licensed residential service provider of home health services. Mr. Bernard has served as the lead health management consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, DC Water and Sewer Company and Doctors Community Hospital of Maryland to name a few. Mr. Bernard holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and a Master in Business Administration from Bowie State University (BSU). He currently lives in Southeast, Washington DC with his wife, DeLise, son, Rahsaan Jr. and his daughters Rielle and RaeLynn.