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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 - Six members of the Barnard class of 1971

  • President Katherine J. Brewster, MBA Columbia, has long experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors and is also currently class of 1971 president.
  • Linda Parnes Kahn is a securities industry veteran.
  • Lee Canossa has retired from a career in financial planning, human resources and real estate.
  • Karla Spurlock Evans serves as dean of multicultural affairs and senior diversity officer at Trinity College.
  • Janet Ruth Price has a long career in New York City public education reform as a lawyer, educator, and program innovator.
  • Carol Santaniello-Spencer, retired public school administrator, wrote $2 million in grants supporting technology integration in the arts, math and science education, among other innovative educational projects.

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."

Legal Counsel

  • Janis Checkanow Nelson, partner
  • Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP
  • Beverly Hills and New York

B’71 classmates who have volunteered expertise:

  • Catherine Cretu, former owner of a printing company, Anaconda Press;
  • Barbara Shear, 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;
  • Rabbi Cheryl Weiner, PhD, Director of Life Long Learning at Congregation Kol Tikvah, Parkland FL and Placement Director, Academy for Jewish Religion;
  • Joy Montgomery Rocklin, financial services professional and former vice president at Chase Bank.

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
  • Prof. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Esq B71
  • Barbara Shear, B’71

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 Peyster Balagur Zappulla
  • Kathryn A. Zufall