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Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes is the Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Williams College, a role she has held since 2015. Prior to her work at the college, Haynes directed the Education Practice at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

Berkshire Health Systems Welcomes New Board Members

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Julianne Boyd is the founder and Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company (BSC) in Pittsfield.
PITTSFIELD, Mass — Berkshire Health Systems announced the election of Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes and Julianne Boyd to the BHS Board of Trustees. 
 
Haynes and Boyd were both elected in January 2021 to three-year terms.
 
"We are excited to welcome Julianne and Leticia to the BHS Board of Trustees," said President and CEO David Phelps. "Both have distinguished themselves as leaders in their respective fields, and we look forward to the insight and perspective that they will bring to our health system."
 
Julianne Boyd is the founder and Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company (BSC) in Pittsfield. Since founding BSC in 1995, she has directed numerous productions including "West Side Story" (2018), Company (2017), "Cabaret" (1997). Beyond the Berkshires, Boyd also conceived and directed the Tony-nominated Broadway musical "Eubie!" and the Off Broadway musical revue "A… My Name is Alice." She has also created programs integrating arts, education, and the community including BSC's Playwright Mentoring Project, a program for underserved youth, the 10x10 New Play Festival in partnership with the City of Pittsfield's 10 x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, and the Musical Theatre Conservatory, a pre-professional training program for college-aged performers and directors. Boyd holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from CUNY Graduate Center.
 
Leticia Smith-Evans Haynes is the Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Williams College, a role she has held since 2015. Prior to her work at the college, Haynes directed the Education Practice at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) where she advocated for equal access to educational opportunities for students of all ages. With more than two decades as an administrator, educator, civil rights advocate, and lawyer, her past experience includes serving as a judicial law clerk to the late Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, an associate at a global law firm, a policy advisor to former Wisconsin Governor, and a public elementary school teacher in New York City. Haynes holds a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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March Is Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Month

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. has announced Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Month, a month-long promotion highlighting Pittsfield local downtown restaurants. 
 
Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Month runs from March 1 to March 31, 2021.
 
People are encouraged to dine local for the month of March and share their support for local restaurants by posting a photo of a dine-in or takeout order on social media with #dinelocal. Particiapnts are encouraged to share the photo with Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Month's Facebook page by tagging @downtownpittsfieldrestaurantmonth. 
 
 As part of Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Month, restaurants will offer specials for the month of March. For more information, visit downtownpittsfield.com, follow @downtownpittsfieldrestaurantmonth on Facebook, or call 413-443-6501. 
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