Rahsaan Bernard Headshot

President | Building Bridges Across the River

Rahsaan Bernard

Rahsaan Bernard serves as the President of Building Bridges Across the River, 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. Building Bridges is also in the process of building the first elevated park in Washington known as the 11th Street Bridge Park. Before joining BBAR, Mr. Bernard served as the President\CEO of the consulting firm Beyond Excellence LLC, a firm specializing in health management. Mr. Bernard serves on the board of Feeding America, Federal City Council and Capital and Area Food Bank. 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.