Berkshire Children and Families welcomes two new members to the Kids 4 Harmony Advisory Board!
Edward Bride is president and founder of Berkshires Jazz, Inc., whose mission is to present jazz performances and encourage jazz education in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Ed is president of the New England Jazz Alliance, which operates the New England Jazz Hall of Fame. He is also Board member of the New England Jazz Ensemble, a 16-piece big band based in central Connecticut, and vice president of American Jazz Venues, a non-profit organization focused on growing new, younger audiences for jazz, and to create new opportunities for jazz musicians. Ed Bride is also a professional public relations consultant serving the high-tech industry, chair of Pittsfield’s Artscape committee –the City’s public art initiative — and is chair of the St. Ann Parish Council in Lenox.
Elizabeth (Betsey) T. Selkowitz is a Pittsfield native long active in not-for-profit health, cultural, education, and social service organizations. Betsey co-chaired the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers, and as an overseer of the BSO served on the development committee. She has served on the boards of Berkshire Medical Center, Berkshire United Way and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. She was a two-time President of the Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees, vice-president of development at Tapestry Health and chair of Berkshire Art Association. She has worked in development at MASS MoCA. She now serves on the development committee of Barrington Stage Company and chairs the Arts Committee of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ BCC. She is a corporator of Berkshire Health Systems, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the Berkshire Museum. Betsey has campaigned for political candidates locally, statewide and nationally to preserve and offer new opportunities in the arts, health, and education sectors.