|We are excited to announce several additions to our Board of Directors:
Reverend Charles Hoffacker – An Episcopal priest since 1982, Charles is interim rector of the Parish of St. Monica and St. James (formerly St. James), Capitol Hill, where Frances Perkins belonged during her years in Washington. Charles has taught Introduction to Philosophy and Religions of the World at the college level and is the author of A Matter of Life and Death: Preaching at Funerals. His sermons appear on the official Episcopal Church website and on Lectionary.Org. One of his longtime interests is the recognition of saints, including Frances Perkins.
Neil Rolde – An American historian and author of 16 books including Breckinridge Long: American Eichmann??? He represented York, Maine in the Maine House of Representatives from 1974-1990. Neil Rolde has won book awards from the Maine Historical Society, the Maine Humanities Council, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Most of Neil’s books involve the history of his beloved Maine and its people. With a wealth of historical knowledge about politics, the author has recently turned his skill and wit to blogging current political incidents in a historical context.
Margaret Rotundo – Director of Strategic and Policy Initiatives for the Bates College Harward Center for Community Partnerships. She has represented Lewiston in the Maine Legislature for the past thirteen years, currently serving as the House Chair of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and has a niece who is currently a Frances Perkins Scholar at the College.
Charles M. Wyzanski – A cum laude graduate of Harvard College and of Columbia Law School, Charles practiced law many years including fourteen years as an Assistant Attorney General for Massachusetts. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Boston University, Brandeis and Tufts. Charles is writing a book on his father, the late Hon. Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr. Judge Wyzanski had an illustrious career as United States District Court Judge from 1941 to 1986. He was Frances Perkin’s first Solicitor of the United States Department of Labor from 1933-35, and, later, in the Solicitor General’s Office, he successfully defended the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act and the Social Security Act in the United States Supreme Court.