Belen Bernal

Executive Director at Nature for All

Belén Bernal is the Executive Director of Nature for All. With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and public management sectors, equity, justice, and inclusion are values that have guided her career and leadership. Belén has managed and overseen organizations that have assisted community members gain access to legal services, housing, workforce development, and social services.

Belén spent eleven years in elected office, where she served as South Gate’s Mayor, and City Treasurer, and had an active role in shaping policies that impacted the quality of life of her community, with a strong focus on the community and civic engagement, mental health and wellness via access to green spaces in the region, water infrastructure projects, and the overall financial health of the City. A native of Southern California, Belén was raised in the City of South Gate, within Southeast Los Angeles County. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and her MBA from CSU Long Beach.


Parks and Climate Justice

Monday, June 24
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