Attorney Brenda M. Rivard grew up in Douglas. She is married and has three daughters. She received a B.A. English from Boston University and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. She is a member of the Board of Notre Dame Health Care Center. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Worcester County Bar Association. She was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1999. She is a frequent presenter for local organizations and churches and former host of the radio show "Life's Transitions" on Emmanuel Radio.