GREAT BARRINGTON -- Ethel Patterson has become the new board chair for the Berkshire South Regional Community Center, while Robert Harrison has assumed the position of co-vice chair with Melissa Beeson Higgins.

Patterson has been a Berkshire South board member since 2011. She spent over 20 years in banking industry in New York City and Toronto and has a professional background in corporate and investment banking.

She also served on the board of the West Side YMCA in New York City for many years and held a variety of positions, including board chair.

Harrison has been a board member of Berkshire South since 2012. He is a registered architect in Massachusetts, holds architectural licenses in Vermont, Connecticut and New York, and has operated his own firm in Great Barrington since 2005.

The board’s former chairman, Adam Hersch, has stepped down, but will continue to be an active member of the board of trustees.


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