Three Members Join Berkshire Taconic Board

Three Members Join Berkshire Taconic Board

November 9, 2018

Sheffield, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation announced today that Nancy Needham Hathaway of Millbrook, N.Y., Suzette Brooks Masters of Canaan, N.Y., and Jodi Rathbun-Briggs of Great Barrington, Mass., have joined its board of directors.

Hathaway was the head of school at Dutchess Day School in Millbrook for seven years before retiring in 2017. The school’s renovated science wing was named in her honor. She is currently the treasurer of the board of directors of Dutchess Land Conservancy, where she served as chair from 1992 to 1997. She was also a member of the management committee for the Millbrook Horse Trials for 10 years.

Masters is an expert on immigrant and refugee integration policy who currently provides strategic advice on the topic to foundations, nonprofits and corporations, including Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. She previously oversaw immigration-related grantmaking at the J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation, for nearly a decade. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Masters practiced corporate and environmental law in New York City until 1999, when she shifted her attention to immigrant issues.

Rathbun-Briggs has two decades of experience in the banking sector, specializing in the fields of internal audits, risk management and commercial lending. She joined the team at Greylock Federal Credit Union in 2010 and was promoted to the position of senior vice president and chief lending officer in December 2015. She was a recipient of the 2015 Credit Union Heroes Award, given by Banker & Tradesman. Her volunteer activities include sitting on the board of directors for the 1Berkshire Foundation.

Hathaway, Masters and Rathbun-Briggs join a regional board of 19 members. With assets of $150 million, Berkshire Taconic is a major funder of nonprofit organizations in its four-county region, working in partnership with donors and nonprofits to meet the needs of communities.






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