Board of Directors

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.


John Valente, Consultant, Beacon & Triplex Cinemas

Finance Committee Chairperson

Christopher Mills, Controller, General Dynamics


Bart Raser, Owner, Carr Hardware


Elie Hammerling, Downtown Resident

Strategy 1 Chairperson

Kate Maguire, Artistic Director & CEO, Berkshire Theatre Group

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
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
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, Branch Manager, NBT Bank
Peter Marchetti, VP Branch Operations & Administration, Pittsfield Co-Operative Bank, City of Pittsfield At-Large City Councilor and City Council President
Tim O’Donnell, Director, Field Compensation & Analysis, Agency Finance, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
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
Van Shields, Executive Director, Berkshire Museum
Steven Valenti, Owner, Steven Valenti Clothing
George Whaling, President, Whaling Properties
Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, Barrington Stage Company

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
Vacant, Director of Community Development
Jen Glockner, Director of Cultural Development