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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.


Flock DC is a real estate management company serving the District proper.

We knew from the start that to take flight, we all need fuel. This core value is at the heart of Flock’s birdSEED philanthropic giving initiative.

Good citizenship and bold contributions to community are part of our wingprint. Our giving began 12 years ago with our time. Indeed, it was all we had to spare. We helped build playgrounds, plant gardens, serve meals and sort clothing. We have (and still) wander the streets with trash bags and lend our spaces to those who have needed to gather, plot and plan for a better world.

These are the seeds we’re planting today as part of a reparative move toward a more just future.

We hope you join us. We have a lot of work to do.

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