Bernadette Lionetta has led a multifaceted life as an educator and project manager, as a mother, and as a volunteer serving on various boards and committees. She currently serves as the treasurer for What is Opera, Anyway? and as a member of the finance committee. She has been a WIOA board member since the organization’s founding in 2020.
Bernadette is board president for the Treble Chorus of New England, a professional children’s chorus serving the greater-Boston community. An advocate for the special needs community, Bernadette also worked with the Treble Chorus of New England as founder of My Own Voice, a choir for children and adults with disabilities. Since its founding in 2012, My Own Voice now serves a roster of over 50 singers with disabilities, and Bernadette has facilitated performances at venues including the Massachusetts State House and Fenway Park. Bernadette is an active member of the community in Andover, MA, where she serves on the Andover Commission on Disabilities. She is also a Family Council member at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Bernadette received her master's in education from Suffolk University. She is the proud mother of three successful young adults who have followed very unique career paths: one is a medical student, one an opera singer, and one is a psychology student.