Board of Directors 2017-18

Officers and Executive Committee



Jesse Cook-Dubin, Partner, Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook

First Vice President

Christopher Mills, Controller, General Dynamics

VP Administration

Scott Kirchner, Owner, Mad Macs


David Irwin, CPA, Director, Adelson & Co.


Tim O’Donnell, Director, Field Compensation & Analysis, Agency Finance, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Finance Committee Chairperson

Christopher Mills, Controller, General Dynamics


Elie Hammerling, Downtown Resident

Kate Maguire, Artistic Director & CEO, Berkshire Theatre Group

Bart Raser, Owner, Carr Hardware

Strategy 2 Chairperson

Kait Stinchcomb, General Manager, Berkshire Theatre Group

Strategy 3 Chairperson

Gary Levante, Asst. Vice President, Community Engagement, Berkshire Bank

Strategy 4 Chairperson

Christine Hoyt, Assistant to the Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education, Berkshire Community College

Board Members

Lou E. Allegrone, Principal, Allegrone Companies
Rebecca Barnini, Owner, Circa
Gloria Beraldi, AVP, Branch Mgr., Greylock Federal Credit Union
Michele Butler, Project Manager, David J. Tierney, Jr. Inc.
David Carver, Partner/Real Estate Dev., Scarafoni Associates
Paul Clark, General Manager, Hotel on North
Yuki Cohen, Owner, Methuselah Bar & Lounge, and VP & Financial Advisor, Alexandra Dest Capital Management
Lou Costi, Owner, Wholesale Auto
Warren Dews, VP of Audience Dev., New England Newspapers
Nina Garlington, Chief Engagement Officer, Berkshire Museum
Ken Green, Owner, Museum Facsimiles
Adam Hinds, Massachusetts State Senator
Sean Jennings, VP Support Services, Berkshire Health Systems
Chuck Leach, President and CEO, Lee Bank
Joseph Lotano, Asst. Vice President, NBT Bank
Victoria A. May, Vice President Marketing, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
Steve Oakes, Property Manager
Earl Persip III, Director of Operations, Berkshire Family YMCA
Rachel Plaine, Owner, Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Andres Ramirez, Owner, The Funk Box Studio
Lindsey Schmid, Director of Marketing, 1Berkshire
Steven Valenti, Owner, Steven Valenti Clothing
George Whaling, President, Whaling Properties

Life Directors
Gary P. Scarafoni
Peter Lafayette

Ex-Officio, City of Pittsfield
Linda M. Tyer, Mayor
Michael J. Wynn, Chief of Police, Pittsfield Police Department
Deanna Ruffer, Director of Community Development
Jen Glockner, Director of Cultural Development