Bernadette is responsible for all of OBDC’s human resources and talent management practices including: recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance management, and training and development. Bernadette brings broad experience in HR leadership for several non-profit organizations, including tenures as Chief Human Resources Officer for United Way of the Bay Area, and Vice President, Human Resources and Professional Development for Easter Seals Bay Area. Bernadette is also Principal and Founder of HR Forward, a consulting practice group that enables organizations to increase their value and success by utilizing Human Capital and Talent Management best practices. Bernadette is a member of many professional associations and has served on the advisory committee of several businesses. She has always been committed to community impact and has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, committed to improving others’ lives and our communities.