BLP Class Notes

Class of 2017

BLP_van_Ginhover_2017Alexandra Heddinger was recently named the Director of Development for Community Access to the Arts (CATA). She noted that the interview process included test scenarios; of course she nailed it. One of her suggestions for a funding campaign included making sure to include video in the email ask; connect with her to learn more of her tricks!

Alex Groff also has a new Development of Director position; she’s now with the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). Of course, she’s kicking butt and taking names; chat her up if you want to hear about her recent travels to manage their gifts and art acquisitions!

Stephanie Ilbert-Lamm is celebrating a new job, too — she’s been named an Assistant District Attorney and the Chief of the Child Abuse Unit for District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s office. Tough work & we’re lucky to have such a star to do it.

Speaking of stars, Kristen van Ginhoven recently announced the 2020 season for WAM Theatre, as well as having their production of Pipeline playing at the Central Square Theater in a co-production with the Nora Theatre Company in Boston (March 5-29, 2020).

There are new family members in the Class of 2017: Carrie Holland welcomed baby Max, and Liz Goclowski has a new border collie/corgie named Pilot. Oh, Liz & Greg also got married in October after ten years together! Woohoo!

And… we may need to have a future reunion in Otis: Viktoria Seavey bought her house!

Class of 2018

Tracy Bassette was promoted in the Fall to Crane Business Systems Manager, which is in their Continuous Improvement department.

Abby Powers welcomed baby Parker in September.

Ricardo Morales has recently been named commissioner of public services and utilities for the city of Pittsfield, a post he’s held on an interim basis since October.

Class of 2019

Sopheap Nhim is now part of the leadership team at Positive Behavior Supports, Corp. as the Regional Clinical Training Coordinator for Massachusetts.

Liana Toscanini and the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires is once again honoring “individuals who work tirelessly to serve the Berkshire community.” The annual awards program will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Visit to nominate someone today!

Kerry Bartini architect and principal with Berkshire Design, Inc., is now the AIA MA State Licensing Advisor to the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Rebecca Brien, ‘19, Noel Henebury, ‘18, and Cheryl Mirer, ‘18 are on the Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. subcommittee spearheading Downtown Pittsfield Restaurant Week. This year’s event is taking place March 1-7. Visit to see the participating restaurants!


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