Breda was born and raised in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx attending St. Barnabas Grammar and High Schools. She then went on to attend Lehman College receiving her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Education and Corporate Training. Upon graduation, she taught at Career Blazer Learning Center in NYC where she became the Director of Education. After having her first child, she took a position as an adjunct lecturer at Lehman College teaching in the Secondary Education Department and then moved to Westchester Community College teaching classes in the Business Department.
When Breda had her sixth child, she turned her focus to working with Tom, her husband, on their home building business. Breda and Tom moved to Pelham Manor in 1997 and have since raised their six children here. Her children have all gone through the Pelham Schools attending Prospect Hill, the Middle School and High School and have been very active and involved children in many of the Pelham activities, playing soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, rugby and golf to mention a few!
In 2018 Breda had the distinct honor of being elected as a Village of Pelham Manor Trustee. She was extremely pleased to repeat in 2020 and very proud to be named the Police Commissioner. Working with Chief Atkins, Lieutenant Sancho and all the officers of the PMPD has been a tremendous honor for Breda. She feels that we are extremely fortunate to have a highly trained, accomplished and dedicated police force and having the opportunity to work with them is a privilege.
While running their building business with Tom and raising the children, Breda has also been a very active member of the community. When first coming to Pelham, she began her volunteerism with PACT, serving with their board for five years. She served as a Prospect Hill Site Based Council member for four years and was a Girl Scout leader for five.
Breda served on the Little League Board for 12 years with five of those years as Treasurer and Vice President. She served with the Pelham Recreation Commission for 14 years and as chair for two of them. She is most proud of being very instrumental in starting the recreational basketball league, which now has approximately 500 boys and girls playing basketball during the winter months. She is currently a member of Pelham Booster Club and held the positions of Treasurer and Co-President during her tenure with this organization.
Breda is a great supporter of Pelham and its youth with a strong emphasis and belief in promoting sport and activities for all of Pelham’s children. She enjoys watching kids play and be involved in any and every sport possible. Through her volunteerism, she has worked very hard to enhance the extracurricular opportunities for all children and teenagers in Pelham, and she has made a significant impact in the Pelham community.