Bernard Haan is the founder and executive director of the Astra Foundation. After graduating from Brown University in 1984, Bern began a career in high tech. He went on to lead the engineering team of an internet start-up. In 2000, he established the Astra Foundation. Since that time, Astra has supported a variety of projects and initiatives designed to help children thrive in their home and educational environments. Hundreds of professionals and students have taken Astra’s courses through Lesley University as well as parenting courses offered throughout the greater Boston area. In addition to his work with Astra, Bern is the board chair of Parenting Journey and a member of the board of 3L Place. Bern lives in Acton with his wife, Cindy Stack, and their children.