Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires Welcomes Four New Board Members

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires announces the addition of four new members to the NPC board.

The organization was founded in 2016 to help nonprofits connect, learn and grow. Since then, it has launched 20 programs, including workshops, publications, networking events, and the Berkshire Nonprofit Awards.

"We're excited to evolve our board to meet the challenges of our fast-growing organization, and harness their creativity and connections to meet the demands of the nonprofit sector we serve," NPC founder Liana Toscanini said.

Stephanie Bosley serves as the Community Connector Partnership Coordinator with Berkshire Community Action Council. She has held positions with 1Berkshire, the American Cancer Society, the Town of Adams and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition and currently serves as a commissioner on the Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women, and on the board of directors for the Hoosic River Revival project.

Patrick Danahey is a Berkshire-based entrepreneur, operations strategist and design enthusiast. In 2017 he co-founded R3SET Enterprise that develops brands and products to effect positive socioeconomic change within communities. Recently he and his team opened Sp3ak Easy Studio, the Berkshires' first video podcasting studio, helping organizations harness the power of contemporary marketing and storytelling. He is a Berkshire Leadership Program graduate.

Auric Enchill graduated from Tufts University in 2018 with a U.S. history major and an entrepreneurial studies minor. He currently works as a sales manager at Elegant Stitches, his family-owned business in Pittsfield. He recently completed the Dulye Leadership Experience and is currently serving on the board of the Berkshire Immigrant Center.

Ilene Marcus is founder of Aligned Workplace, where she helps organizations build cohesive teams for business growth. She is also the author of "How to Deal with Annoying People." After 30 years in the C-suite of multi-million dollar organizations, and earning her MSW and MPA from Columbia University, she served as adjunct faculty in the social work masters program for 10 years.

Erika Allison has been elected board chair. Marianne Fresia has been re-elected to the position of treasurer, and Ilene Marcus will serve as secretary. Returning board members include Dan Stanyon and Abbie von Schlegell.


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