HRR Board of Directors & Advisory Council

The Hoosic River Revival Board generally meets once a month on the second Monday of the month at 9:00am and additionally as necessary.

2017 Board of Directors
Officers
Anne French, President
Brian Miksic, Vice President
TBD, Treasurer
Bert Lamb, Secretary

NANCY BULLETT
Physical therapist and North Adams native. Nancy is employed at Chiro-Med & Rehabilitation in Bennington. She has been a North Adams City Councilor since 2012, is a member of the Windsor Lake Commission, and is devoted to the natural resources of our community.

JOHN DEROSA
Native of the area, and long-time community leader, John attended Holy Cross and graduated from Boston College Law School.  In addition to managing his North Adams law firm, he is one of the founders of the North Adams Partnership whose goal is the commercial/residential enhancement of the core of North Adams.

RICHARD DOUCETTE
A recent Mass. College of Liberal Arts graduate, Richie brings a varied background to our Board: Navy veteran with a proclivity for environmental sciences, married to a north Berkshire native, and committed to revitalizing North Adams through sustainable development. He is now working at Berkshire Voltaic Services.

ANNE FRENCH
Before creating and directing the Community Service-Learning Program in the N. Adams Schools, Anne served as its School Adjustment Counselor. She is now the Coordinator of both programs. Service-Learning is a method of teaching and learning where students apply classroom lessons through community service.

JUDY GRINNELL
Founder of the Hoosic River Revival, Judy has led and participated in many community projects, and has worked professionally as a French teacher, Conference Director, Publishing Sales Manager and a consultant. She has a B.A. from Skidmore College and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

TOM JORLING
A retired Williams College professor, Tom has served as Assistant Administrator for water and hazardous substances of the US EPA and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, A graduate of Notre Dame and B C Law School, he has most recently worked for International Paper Company.

ERIC KERNS
Co-founder of Bright Ideas Brewing and a partner/project manager for a new riverside resort development in North Adams, Eric is a member of the North Adams Public Arts Commission and lives in the historic Blackinton neighborhood with his wife and two daughters.

JAKE LAUGHNER
Currently employed as Green Business Engineer with the Center for EcoTechnology, a non-profit organization supporting sustainability efforts in energy and waste reduction. Jake holds a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, and a BS in Business Administration from Miami University.

ELAINE MATTERN
Elaine earned her B.A. and M.A. in Counseling Psychology at La Salle University, where she worked for 20 years as a college administrator and academic advisor there. Recently an internship and college-placement coordinator at BART, she is now retired, working as an outreach worker for Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.

WENDY MCWEENY
Currently a Senior Advisor at the MCJ/Amelior Foundation, Wendy oversees the foundation’s work at the United Nations. Prior to this, she worked for the same foundation on its economic development initiatives in Newark, NJ. Wendy holds a BA and Masters in Public Administration from Princeton University.

BRIAN MIKSIC
Co-founder and former President of Develop North Adams, which is now the N. A. Chamber of Commerce, Brian is committed to building North Adams through growth in the private sector. A member of the N. A. Planning Board, he works as a technology director for J. F. Griffin, an outdoor sporting company.

FRED MORAN
A retired teacher, administrator, fly-fishing guide and instructor on area rivers, Fred holds a Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University and a Master’s degree in Administration from Boston University.  Fred has chaired the Anti-casino forces in the 1970’s and is presently a member of National Alliance on Mental Illness.

LAUREN STEVENS
Lauren is a charter member of the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA). Since its inception 20 years ago, HooRWA has monitored in the three states of its watershed, with all the states accepting HooRWA data; organized cleanups; sponsored public outreach via the annual Riverfest, Hoosic River Ride, and school programs.

ELENA TRAISTER
A professor in the Environmental Studies Dept at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Elena received her Master’s degree from the Yale and her PhD from the University of New Hampshire. Her independent study project, Yale Professor James MacBroom was Proposed Dechannelization of a Segment of the Hoosic River in North Adams.

ANNIE VALK
A historian and administrator at Williams College, Annie has more than 20 years of experience doing arts and humanities-based community history projects. Before moving to North Adams in 2014, she taught at universities in North Carolina, Illinois, and Rhode Island.

DAVE WILLETTE
A graduate of Springfield College and retired professional fire-fighter, Dave is an outdoor writer, and marketing representative for JF Griffin Inc., Native of North Adams, he has served on the Habitat for Humanity and North Adams Little League Boards. In his spare time, he travels throughout the country hunting and fishing.

2017 Advisory Council
Al Bashevkin
Ralph Brill
Harold Brotzman
Mike Canales
David Crane
Cindy Delpapa
Mike DiLego
Gianni Donati
Juliet Flynt
Steve Green
Marion Grillon
Bert Lamb
Paul Marino
Gary Polumbo
Bryon Sherman
Colleen Taylor
Chris Tremblay