Board of Directors

Child Care of the Berkshires is governed by a Board of Directors, made up of several members representing the community, including parents of children using CCB’s services as well as former parents. Membership is recruited from all areas of Berkshire County in which we have programs operating. Board members are nominated to serve on the Board for a one-year term for current parents and three year terms for community members at large. The Board is responsible for overall governance of the agency, approving policies including the Personnel Policies, approving the budget, monitoring the income and expenses, long range planning, hiring and supervision of the Executive Director.

The Board of Directors consists of a group of dedicated individuals concerned with the quality of early education and care who meet bi monthly to discuss issues important to the agency.

Liz Costley, Chair

Liz and her husband,Tom Costley,have  operated Overland Travel,which organizes summer trips for teens seeking outdoor adventure,language immersion,community service and writing instruction since 1985.Costley attended Williams College, graduating as an English major in 1981. She received her Master’s degree from  Brown University  in 1984.  Liz has taught middle  and high school English in international schools in Greece and Tanzania,as well as in public and private  schools in New England,and at the college level at MCLA. She has been a board member of Greylock ABC and the Williamstown Community Chest;served as a Williamstown Public Library trustee service and on the Mount Greylock… [Continue Reading]

Lynette Ritland Bond, Vice- Chair

Lynette is the Grant Coordinator for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She received her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from New School University and her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and International Studies from Iowa State University. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in Honduras as an economic development advisor to the local high school and area cooperatives. As a volunteer, Lynette is a member of the North Adams Planning Board. She organized the Friends of North Adams Schools group to promote the renovation of the Colegrove Park Elementary School. She was also a parent volunteer for… [Continue Reading]

William Robinson, Treasurer

Bill is currently employed as Senior Vice President, Insurance Division of Mountain One. He has been with Mountain One since 1999. He is a graduate of North Adams State College (MCLA). Bill recently retired from coaching, having served as the Hoosac Valley’s boys basketball coach for 25 years. He was named Masslive’s 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Western MA Boys High School Basketball Coach of the Year. He serves as Board Treasurer with Child Care of the Berkshires. Bill joined the CCB Board in 2010. He serves on the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee.  He lives in Adams with his family. … [Continue Reading]

Alison Bost, Clerk

Alison is the Deputy General Counsel for the firm of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her practice focuses on legal and ethical issues as well as personnel law and she has been with the US firm for more than 20 years. She received her law degree from Wake Forest School of Law in 1997 and her BA from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Alison joined the CCB Board of Directors in 2015 and serves as the Clerk and on the Capital Campaign Committee. She and her husband live in Williamstown.  Alison.Bost@wbd-us.com

 

 

Kathy Buckley

Kathy is the Principal of the Kittredge Elementary School located in Hinsdale, MA.  as well as the Preschool Coordinator for the Central Berkshire Regional School District and a co-teacher in various grades.  2017-2018 is her third year at Kittredge and her 30th year in CBRSD. Before becoming principal at Kittredge she taught at Craneville Elementary School, spanning  K, 1, 2, Reading Recovery, Librarian and was the principal there for six years. She also taught first grade for three years at the former East School and for one year at Crosby Elementary School in Pittsfield.

She graduated from North Adams State… [Continue Reading]

James Brosnan

Jim is the Superintendent of the McCann Technical High School in North Adams, a position he has held since 1995. He has a C.A.G.S.and a M.ED from Worcester State College and AB from the College of the Holy Cross. Jim is also a retired Army Colonel after a 36 year career in the reserves which included tours in Kuwait and in Iraq. He sits on a number of Advisory Boards which include the Berkshire Innovation Center, the Governor’s STEM Advisory Board, the Berkshire County COMPACT for Education, the New England Association for Schools and Colleges, the Northern Berkshire United Way and the… [Continue Reading]

Alison Foehl

Alison has worked as the Lower Grades Computer Lab Teacher at the Williamstown Elementary School since 2011. She is a 1988 graduate of Williams College and earned her MA in early childhood education from Bank Street College in New York. Before moving back to Williamstown in 2001, she taught at The Brearley School and PS 151  in NYC ,in a nursery school in New Canaan,CT and five years at Newtown Friends, a Quaker school in PA.  She worked as a substitute teacher at WES and Pine Cobble while raising her four boys. She joined CCB’s Board of Directors in the… [Continue Reading]

Libby Garcia

Libby is recently retired from her position as Staff Associate at Academic Affairs at MCLA; her responsibilities included preparing budgets, faculty and adjunct teaching contracts, and tabulating student eva luation forms. Libby is a graduate of Isenberg School of Management, UMASS Amherst with a Professional Masters of Business Management, has a BS from MCLA and an AA in Business Administration from BCC.  She currently owns and operates a small tax preparation business. She joined CCB’s Board of Directors in 2012 and serves on the Finance Committee. She lives in Pittsfield. frogfire@nycap.rr.com

Anne Guest

Anne is currently the Inventory and Royalty Manager at Storey Publishing in North Adams; she has worked for the company since 1997. Her mother and daughter were both born and raised in North Adams, and Anne has lived and worked in the area most of her life.  She graduated from the Business Data Processing program at McCann High School in 1977 and worked her way through North Adams State College  (MCLA), obtaining a bachelor of science in Business Administration in 1990.  She is particularly interested in supporting children. anne.guest@storey.com

Alethea Morrison

Alethea is Creative Director at Storey Publishing, a North Adams-based, internationally distributed publisher of illustrated nonfiction books. She has been in that role since 2007. She previously worked as Design Director at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. She is a published author of a book on raising bees: Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest.  She has a BA in Art History from Columbia University in the City of New York and studied Graphic Design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She joined the CCB Board of Directors in the… [Continue Reading]

Lee Leonesio Mullins

Lee Mullins is a retired kindergarten teacher from the North Adams Public Schools. She joined the Board in 2017.  She is a native resident of North Adams and still resides there. lleonesio244@gmail.com

Charles Stephens

Charles Stephens serves as the Coordinator for Career Planning and Placement at Berkshire Community College.  He received both his Masters of Arts in Student Affairs Administration (2011) and his Bachelors of Arts in Finance (2005) from Michigan State University.  Charles has over 7 years of experience in higher education after 3 years of working in corporate accounting for various companies in the state of Michigan. Charles has worked in Residence Education at private higher education institutions in Saint Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania prior to moving with his family to Williamstown.

David Rice

David is a native of Williamstown, where he lives with his wife, Ashley and son, Andrew.  He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Vice President, Investments with Park Square Financial Advisors of Raymond James.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bates College and is a graduate of the Berkshire Leadership Program, where he served on the steering committee.  He is a current board member for Community Access to the Arts (CATA) and previously served for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berkshire County, Stratton Hills Condominium Association, and Higher Ground of Williamstown.  David is a recipient of Berkshire… [Continue Reading]