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.

Chair, William Robinson

Bill is currently employed as Senior Vice President and Sales Manager of Coakley, Pierpan, Dolan and Collins Insurance Company, a division of Mountain One. He has been with Mountain One since 1999. He is a graduate of North Adams State College (MCLA). Bill is active with many youth  athletic leagues, and has served as the Hoosac Valley’s boys basketball coach for 25 years.  He was named Masslive’s 2014-2015 Western MA Boys High School Basketball Coach of the Year. He serves as Board Chair with Child Care of the Berkshires and also as a volunteer with Northern Berkshire United Way. Bill… [Continue Reading]

Vice- President, Liz Costley

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]

Alethea Morrison

Alethea is the Creative Director  at Storey Publishing Company. She has been in that role since 2007. She is originally from San Francisco and worked as the Design Director of Chronical Books. 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 a degree in Graphic Design from California College of the Arts. She is new to the CCB Board of Directors,joining in the spring of… [Continue Reading]

Treasurer, Lynette Ritland Bond

Lynette is the Grants Coordinator for the Adams MA Community Development Office. 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. She worked six years at Columbia University in Communications,managing large-scale transformation initiatives before moving to North Adams. As a volunteer,Lynette organized the Friends of North Adams Schools group to promote the recent renovation of the Colegrove School in North… [Continue Reading]

Clerk, Deborah A. Wineberg

Deborah has worked extensively as a Quality Improvement Nurse in home health organizations. Presently she is employed at Epoch Assisted Living at Melbourne in Pittsfield, MA as a Wellness Nurse. She also provides nursing consultation and non-medical home-based services to seniors wishing to remain at home independently with Seniors Helping Seniors of the Berkshires and Western MA. Deborah volunteers in the “Take and Eat” program with Beth Israel Synagogue sponsored by Elder Services of Berkshire County. She also participates in special projects with Jewish Federation of the Berkshires in Pittsfield, MA.  She has been a Board member since 2010 and… [Continue Reading]

Richard Alley

Rich is originally from ‘Bangor, Maine.  He is a retired financial advisor, having worked in finance for 25 years as a commercial lender, senior credit officer, leader of two asset resolution groups and finally as a member  of a state quasi-public organization, lending to manufacturing business clients in Western Massachusetts. He also owned and operated a mobility business for five years, up-fitting vehicles for drivers and riders with physical challenges. He currently is a member of the Williamstown Community Chest Board of Directors and serves as the Treasurer. He has a degree in Business Administration from Nichols College. He is active… [Continue Reading]

Katherine J. Bierwas

Katherine is an attorney in private practice, specializing in family law, child protection, and mediation. She received her law degree from Seton Hall School of law and her BA in Criminal Justice from William Patterson University of New Jersey. Her previous work experience includes serving as the Executive Director of the Berkshire County Kid’s Place in Pittsfield, a Senior Advocate in the Office of Child Advocate of New Jersey, the Deputy Attorney General in New Jersey, and an Assistant Prosecutor in Essex County, NJ. Katherine joined the CCB Board in 2011. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the… [Continue Reading]

Alison Bost

Alison is the Deputy General Counsel for the firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & llP in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2010. Her practice focuses on legal and ethical issues as well as personnel law and has been with the WCSR firm for almost 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 on the Personnel Committee. She and her husband live in Williamstown.

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]

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 evaluation 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 served as treasurer from 2012 -2014. She lives in Pittsfield.

Katherine Heekin

Kate Heekin settled in the Berkshires in 2006. Her grandparents had been Williamstown residents for decades so it was familiar “turf.” She earned her undergraduate degree from Boston College and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Manhattanville College. Before joining the staff at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Kate taught elementary school in San Francisco, CA and Rye, NY. She is currently Assistant Director at the Center for Student Success and Engagement at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She joined CCB’s Board of Directors in January 2012. When she is not working she spends as much time as possible outdoors… [Continue Reading]

Howard “Jake” Eberwein lll

Jake Eberwein is the Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at MCLA. Prior to this role, he was the Superintendent of the Pittsfield Public Schools, Deputy Superintendent, principal of Pittsfield High School and a chemistry/biology teacher.  He is interested in transformative leadership and organization development that elevates student achievement and closes the achievement gap, and community/collective alignment and impact. Jake earned his undergraduate degree in biology/chemistry at Skidmore College, his M.Ed. degree in school leadership from MCLA, and his doctorate in educational policy and research from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2008. He serves several boards and advisory committees including Berkshire County… [Continue Reading]

Shelley Daly

Shelley is a parent of four children and an active volunteer in the community. She has been an active participant in the Parent leadership Team of CCB’s Family Center and received a “Neighborlies Award” from the NB Community Coalition for her volunteer work. She has worked to promote key improvements in the community, including a proposal to end smoking on the City of North Adams’ playgrounds. Shelley graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,Canada. Prior to moving to North Adams,she worked in pharmaceutical research in Boston for seven years. She joined the CCB… [Continue Reading]

Victoria May

Vickie is the Assistant Vice-President for Marketing and Promotions at the Greylock Federal Credit Union. She has been in this role since 1999. She worked with Child Care of the Berkshires in 2005 and 2006 when CCB and Greylock Federal Credit Union partnered in the Bees Pendergast Golf Tournament. She joined CCB’s Board of Directors  in 2006. She serves on the Fundraising and Marketing Committee. She lives in Richmond with her husband and daughter.

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 main 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 151in 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 spring… [Continue Reading]