Dr. Bernice Garnett Alston


Dr. Bernice Garnett Alston has been a member of First Baptist Church of Glenarden for more than 10 years.  Dr. Alston retired from NASA as Deputy Associate Administrator for Education at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. She is currently the CEO of her own firm, Royal Consulting Firm, Inc.

Alston has been a teacher, principal, Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at Howard University, university professor, assistant superintendent, and a key player in systemic school reform. Her most rewarding experience has been to mentor young people and aspirational women.

Her distinguished career has allowed her to bond with educators, community supporters, FBCG church family and members of the business community. Her passion for education, her love of children and her love for the Lord have been reflected throughout her career. 

 Alston has a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology, a Master of Science in Communication Sciences, Master of Science in Technology Management and an educational doctorate in education administration and policy management from George Washington University.  Dr. Alston retired from NASA HQ in 2010 as a highly respected and award- winning member of the Senior Executive Service.  

 She lives in Maryland with her husband John.