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Mission

BC Voices, Inc. is a 501(c)3 NYS not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is to collect, preserve and share the stories of women coming of age in the tumultuous late 1960s/early 70s – and then riding the crest of the second wave of feminism over the past half century when doors have opened for women, but not all the way.

Our Board of Directors - Members of the Barnard Class of 1971

  • President Katherine J. Brewster, MBA Columbia, President of the Barnard Class of 1971, and founder/director of The ATMA Center of Transformational Yoga, has long experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, including Citibank and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
  • Joy Montgomery Rocklin, MBA, CPA, retired financial services executive, former vice president at Chase Bank, has been on several corporate and nonprofit boards.
  • Rabbi Cheryl Weiner, PhD, BCC, serves as a Community Rabbi and Staff Chaplain with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. In a prior life, she was a senior executive, publisher, and game designer for Fortune 500 companies.

Creative Forces

  • Emmy Award Winning Writer Michelle Patrick B’71 and her husband, videographer Robert Solomon, conducted the first set of 17 interviews and produced a short video, "The Way It Was," in 2011 based on those interviews. Subsequently, they have also conducted a number of additional interviews.
  • Frances Garrett Connell B’71. EdD, poet, essayist, educator and oral historian, came on as Project Manager in 2015, directing the expansion of the B’71 Oral History Collection to 77 oral histories, personally conducting most of the 60 additional interviews.
  • Ducat Media LLC was the production company for "Making Choices, Forging Paths." The creative team consisted of Film maker Vivian Ducat and film editor Doug O’Connor of ZPost NYC.
  • The BC Voices, Inc. production team of Katherine J. Brewster, Carol Santaniello Spencer and Janet Ruth Price collaborated with Ducat Media LLC on "Making Choices, Forging Paths."
  • Rosanne Zoccoli, former television producer. Production Consultant on "Beyond the Suffragist Dream."
  • Ali Sargent, B’05, Director of “Beyond the Suffragist Dream.” Ali has directed, produced and written more than 30 hours of award-winning documentary programing, including  “Cocaine Wars,”  “Circus,” and a segment for “Ken Burns’ Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” Ali’s work has aired on National Geographic, PBS, ABC, CBS, and HBO. Three of her programs have been nominated for Emmys, one awarded a Peabody, and one the DuPont Award.
  • WavePart Media,LLC, production company for “Beyond the Suffragist Dream,” specializes in documentary and commercial content. A team of seasoned filmmakers, it travels the world to illuminate the human, spontaneous, and vital. It has produced documentaries for Makers.com, PBS, and National Geographic.
  • Deborah Dickson, B’68, Supervising Producer for “Beyond the Suffragist Dream.” Independent filmmaker Deborah Dickson is a three-time Academy Award nominee. Her award-winning films include “Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House”; “Lalee’s Kin: Legacy of Cotton” (with Susan Froemke and Albert Maysles); “Frances Steloff: Memoirs of a Bookseller”; “The Education of Gore Vidal”; “Witnesses to a Secret War”; “The Lost Bird Project”; “Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse” (with Anne Belle). Dickson also teaches a master’s program in documentary directing at The School of Visual Arts.

Legal – Consultant

Janis Checkanow Nelson, Esq.,Sundance Institute, Los Angeles and New York.

B’71 classmates who have volunteered expertise:

  • Catherine Cretu, former owner of a printing company, Anaconda Press;
  • Barbara Shear, retired prospect research manager at the NY Philharmonic;
  • Caroline Quigley, Managing Partner of Inc. Plan;
  • Jocelyn Linnekin, PhD, professor of anthropology at the University of Connecticut;
  • Lee Canossa, retired from a career in financial planning, human resources and real estate;
  • Linda Elovitz Marshall, author of children's books.

Our Advisory Group includes:

  • Dr.Judith Shapiro, former president, Barnard College
  • Lisa Norberg, Principal K/N Consultants, former Dean, Barnard College Library and Academic Information Services
  • Robert McCaughey, Professor, Barnard College
  • Mary Marshall Clark, Director of the Columbia University Oral History Center
  • Lee Anne Bell, Professor Emeritus, Barnard College
  • Pamela Wagner, Turtle Rock Productions, Inc., a documentary film maker
  • Carla Ricci, B71, Carla Ricci Films, documentary film maker
  • Mary Gordon, B71, author and Professor, Barnard College
  • Ruth Stuart Bell, B71
  • Janis Nelson, Esq B71, Sundance Institute
  • Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Esq B71, international mediator, Professor of Law at Irvine School of Law
  • Barbara Shear, B’71
  • Linda Parnes Kahn, B'71, a securities industry veteran.
  • Karla Spurlock-Evans, B'71, retired Dean of Multicultural Affairs and Senior Diversity Officer at Trinity College.
  • Janet Ruth Price, B'71, educational lawyer, educator, and program innovator.
  • Carol Santaniello-Spencer, B'71, retired public school administrator, grant writer for innovative educational projects.
  • Rosalind Rosenburg, Professor Emerita of History, Barnard College

Our list of generous supporters, as of June 1, 2016

Major Donors

  • The Family of Linda Parnes Kahn
  • Florence Zahn

Other Friends/Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Betty Wolder Levin, B’69
  • Virginia Wei, Barnard alum

Donors from the Barnard Class of 1971

  • Patricia A. Auspos
  • Barbara Ballinger
  • Sherrie L. Baver
  • Naomi Siegel Bayer
  • Ruth Stuart Bell
  • Elizabeth Rosenzweig Bernick
  • Katherine J. Brewster
  • Constance Brown
  • Lee Canossa
  • Melinda Sherer Chau
  • Deborah Phillips Chodoff
  • Ilene Perkal Cohen
  • Frances Garrett Connell
  • Susan L. Curchack
  • Ruah D. Donnelly
  • Jane T. Eng
  • Rose S. Fife
  • Heidi Sigal Fink
  • Ellen V. Futter
  • Katherine M. Galvin
  • Virginia Gardner
  • Ruth S. Garfield
  • Nancy A. Garvey
  • Mary Kane Goldstein
  • Mary Gordon
  • Linda Graves Stewart
  • Joy Horner Greenberg
  • Loren Wissner Greene
  • Lynne F. Haims
  • Julia Hong Sabella
  • Sandra Wilner Horowitz
  • Candace Howes
  • Lynn Forberg Julian
  • Linda Parnes Kahn
  • Shulamit Beth Kahn
  • Ronnie Resnik Kaplan
  • Ruth C. Katz
  • Kathie L. Krumm
  • Heather Kurze
  • Carin Horowitz Lamm
  • Susan D’Andrea Lee
  • Ellen Falek Leonard
  • Carolyn J. Lewis
  • Wilma B. Liebman
  • Marsha B. Liss
  • Lily Soohoo Louie
  • Ruth L. Louie
  • Linda Elovitz Marshall
  • Fay Chew Matsuda
  • Christine McDonnell
  • Patricia A. McGovern
  • Carrie Menkel Meadow
  • Xiomara Cortes Metcalfe
  • Donna Mikelson
  • Marion R. Nadel
  • Linda Kay Nealon
  • Janis C. Nelson
  • Deborah Epstein Nord
  • Jessie Ann Owens
  • Patria Baradi Pacis
  • Janet Ruth Price
  • Karen Marie Putman
  • Caroline Quigley
  • Carla Wengren Ricci
  • Alice Psaltis Rigas
  • Victoria Taylor Robertson
  • Meri-Jane Rochelson
  • Joy Montgomery Rocklin
  • Karen Rosa
  • Seddon R. Savage
  • Martha Barzler Schweitzer
  • Rona Levine Shamoon
  • Barbara G. Shaw
  • Barbara Shear
  • Rose Dean Sheats
  • Wendy Lobo Sowala
  • Carol Santaniello-Spencer
  • Karla Spurlock-Evans
  • Barbara J. Stoll
  • Karen Smith Stolzar
  • Maureen Ann Strafford
  • Jane Swartz-Newman
  • Renee R. Taketomo
  • Janis Barondess Todd
  • Ellen Tucker
  • Dorothy Van Buren
  • Gila Stamler Vogel
  • Elyse Von Egloffstein
  • Ettie Ward
  • Cheryl J. Weiner
  • Sally Button White
  • Victoria Carlton Winbush
  • Joanne Witty
  • Agavni Pontish Zambak Yeramyan
  • Basha Yonis
  • Linda Balagur Peyster Zappulla
  • Kathryn A. Zufall