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.