Current Board Members

The Area 1 board members are here to provide organization and direction to advance the musical art of handbell/handchime ringing through education, community, and communication. If you have any Area 1 business, ideas for festivals or workshops or questions about handbells in general we are happy to help in any way we can.  The board members are listed below for ease of contact.  For business related to your state, feel free to contact your state chair.

Executive Committee (Elected Positions)

Chair Jenn Stack
Chair-Elect Greg Urban
Past Chair Lisa Arnold
Secretary Harriet Forman
Treasurer Lauren Larson

Sub-Area Chairs and Appointed Officers

Connecticut Chair Suzanne Neafus
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Greater Boston & NH State Chair Abby Schoppe
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Maine Chair Dana Humphreys
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Rhode Island State Chair Suzanne Neafus (Acting)
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Vermont State Chair Pat Pranger
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Western MA Chair Audrey Pierce
Membership Chair
Workshop Coordinator
Susan Schultz
Education Liaison Kristen Russo

Standing Committee Chairs + Ex-Officio Positions

Festival/Conference 2022 Chair* Carlene Ruesenberg
Chime Loaner Program* Jennifer Stack
Communications Director* Amy Rollins
Newsletter Editor* Amy Rollins
Historian/Archivist* Amy Rollins
Registrar* Susan Schultz
Scholarships* [email protected]
Webmaster* Peter Larson

Asterisk (*) indicates that this position is not a voting member of the board of directors. Per by-laws, these positions report to the chair elect, and must be members of the Handbell Musicians of America.