Structure and Governance

OLLI at BCC is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership at its Annual Meeting held in late May or early June of each year.  Directors serve for two-year terms and may be re-elected for an additional two-year term.  The Board elects its own officers including the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.  OLLI members are encouraged to attend Board meetings to understand how our organization is governed.  Please call the office for a listing of this year’s Board of Directors meetings.

The Board of Directors of OLLI at BCC is responsible for setting policy, approving the budget and overseeing the work of OLLI committees.  The Executive Director administers the operational component of the organization and is responsible to Berkshire Community College’s President & CEO, and to the OLLI Board of Directors.  The Executive Director is assisted in her work by the OLLI Administrative Staff.

2020-21 OLLI at BCC Board of Directors


Barbara Lane, President

Gordon Josephson, Vice President

Sandra Rubin, Secretary

 Leonard Tabs, Treasurer

Peter Bluhm, Immediate Past President

Ellen Kennedy, President and CEO, BCC

Directors, (current special responsibility)

Bob Braddick  (Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee)

Bruce Cohen (Member)

Ellen Croibier (Member, Development & University Day Committees)

Bob Desrosiers, (Chair, Information Systems Committee)

Sheldon Goldberg (Member, Development Committee)

Chris Guidette (Co-chair, Arts Curriculum Committee & Newsletter Editor)

Erin McNamara (Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee)

Virginia O'Leary, (Chair, Social Science Curriculum Committee)

Arthur Sherman (Member E.D, Support and Appraisal Committee)

Monica Sinclair (Co-Chair, Membership Committee)

Will Singleton, (Member, Social Science and University Day Committees)

Chelly Sterman (Co-chair, Art Show)

Steven Tobin (Co-Chair, Summer II Semester)

OLLI at BCC Administrative Staff

Megan Whilden, Executive Director

Andy Ottoson, Administrative Assistant 

Rosalia Padilla, Part-time Administrative Aide

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