Grants and Programs Manager
Bernadette provides administrative grants and scholarship management support to the program team. She is also available to assist grant and scholarship applicants with any problems they may have.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Bernadette moved to California after college. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph’s College in Mass Communication and worked in Visitor Services at the Paley Center for Media for 13 years. Bernadette and her husband Daniel moved to Cedar Rapids to raise their children, Julian and Claire.
Bernadette enjoys connecting with the people of the nonprofit organizations in the community and playing a part to strengthen their mission. During scholarship season, she enjoys helping students create strong applications. As a mother, Bernadette loves the greater Cedar Rapids community because it is a good place to raise a family with many opportunities for her kids to get involved.