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 Lisa Arnold
Chair-Elect Jenn Stack
Past Chair Carlene Ruesenberg
Secretary Harriet Forman
Treasurer Lauren Larson

Appointed Officers

Connecticut State Chair Suzanne Neafus
Maine State Chair Dana Humphreys
Massachusetts State Chair Abby Schoppe
New Hampshire State Chair Kim Whitehead
Rhode Island State Chair Open Position
Vermont State Chair Pat Pranger
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
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.