SHS Board of
Marlena Willis - President: Chairperson of the Westside Neighborhood Resource Center, Inc.; treasurer of the Women of Color Giving Circle; board member of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts; member of the Pittsfield Garden Tour; holds a masters degree in integrated studies from Cambridge College; employed as an outreach program director at the Gladys Brigham Community Center. Trustee since 2009.
Blayne Whitfield - Vice President: Great, great, grandson of Reverend Samuel Harrison; established and administers the Samuel Harrison Society's website; a graduate of Pittsfield High School and called the Samuel Harrison House home between 1978 and 1986; employed as an engineer in Connecticut. Trustee since 2004.
Cotton - Treasurer: Current member of the Second Congregational Church; Council Member of the City of Pittsfield; former City of Pittsfield School Committee; former Chairperson and current member of the Westside Neighborhood Initiative; and the Berkshire United Way Board of Directors; employed by Guardian Life Insurance Company. Trustee since 2004.
Jeannie Williams - Trustee: Samuel Harrison Society program coordinator; holds a masters degree in nursing education; is a doctoral student at Capella University of Minnesota; employed as a nurse educator and registered nurse in Connecticut. Trustee since 2004.
Patricia Cotton - Trustee: Current member of Second Congregational Church; Member of the Westside Neighborhood Initiative; employed by Target. Trustee since 2004.
Gail Krumpholz - Trustee: Chairperson of the Morningside Neighborhood Initiative; employed at the Highland Restaurant and Samel's Deli and Catering. Trustee since 2004.
Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed, Ph.D - Trustee: Professor of history at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; co-director of the Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail; former board member at MassHumanities; recent recipient of the Sarah A. Lewis Social Justice Award. Trustee since 2004.
Dr. Barbara Krauthamer, Ph.D - Trustee: Professor of history at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst with a field of 19th - century African American life and culture. Trustee since 2009.
Rosanne M. Frieri - Trustee: Director of Veterans Services for the City of Pittsfield and the Town of Richmond; an active member of the Massachusetts National Guard 104th Public Affairs Office at Barnes ANG. Trustee since 2007.
Ruth Edmonds Hill - Honorary Member: Great
granddaughter of Samuel Harrison; donated the Samuel Harrison House to the Samuel Harrison Society; employed as an oral historian at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study of Harvard University; researcher for conducting the Black Womtor, and historic preservation advocate. Member since 2004.
Rev. John G. Wightman - member in memoriam.
Don Quinn Kelley, Ph.D - member in memoriam.
William Irwin - member in memoriam.