The Blandin Community Broadband Program is carried out by a dedicated team of Blandin Foundation staff and consultants.
Director of Public Policy and Engagement
Direct: (218) 327-8728
Bernadine directs Blandin Foundation’s Public Policy and Engagement program area, where she leads efforts to facilitate the building of knowledge and catalyze community action around issues and opportunities that align with the Foundation’s mission of strengthening rural Minnesota communities, especially the Grand Rapids area. A native of Minnesota, Bernadine spent the first 15…
Broadband Program Administrator - Public Policy/Engagement
Direct: (218) 327-8738
As a member of the Foundation’s Public Policy and Engagement team, Mary is responsible for Blandin Community Broadband Program administration, including grants management, Strategy Board support, and event planning. She also provides high-level administrative support for the PP&E department. Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology (emphasis in archaeology) from the…