Barry Kelly is a Londoner. He was born in Fulham and grew up in Putney. He spent many years living abroad in Africa, the Middle and Far East while in the computer industry. He first joined the BCSNA while in England, back in the 60's, to take advantage of the discount flights to the USA offered by the Society. He came to live in the United States in 1982 with his wife, Olive, and four childern. He rejoined the Society in 1983 and was "co-opted" onto the Activities committee. He loves the Society and has been President on three different occasions.
Milton Davis, Vice President
Milton Davis has academic degrees on British and European studies and has been to Britain many times. His wife's family is British. His mother's family hails from Ireland and his father's from Wales. Milton is retired from the US Army and has spent some time working with British and European forces.
Elizabeth Davis, Secretary
Elizabeth Davis was born in Wiltshire, England. She has taught and studied in England and France. After marrying an American, she moved to the US. There, she continued to teach and study. Elizabeth has visited Britain many times since.
William S. Barker, Treasurer
A native of the United States, William Barker's connection to Great Britain hails from one side of his family's roots in Lancashire. Albeit a third generation American, William has been able to maintain contact with his British relatives and friends and makes it a goal to visit the UK at least once a year. William has been a member of the British and Commonwealth Society of North America for 19 years. William spent his career working for the U.S. Navy and the Library of Congress and now runs a government consulting business. William loves to travel and has lived in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Israel.
Ms Veronica Barker-Barzel became a member of the Board in 2008. Veronica is an artist and print maker, primarily at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria who has been living in the DC Metropolitan Area for 10 years. Veronica has previously lived in Spain, Italy, Japan, and Rhode Island; loves to travel, and has been several times to Great Britain and Commonwealth nations.
Anita Hood, Member at Large
Ms. Hood has been a member of the British and Commonwealth Society of North America for over 35 years. During that time she has enjoyed many events with the group. Anita is a member of the British Players and was a member of the Canadian Club until its demise. Anita arrived in the United States via Canada in 1958 (she arrived in Canada from England in 1957). Active in area soccer development and is know as "Queen Mum" of referees. Likes to travel. Served as Newsletter editor for B&CSNA for decades and for NARFE. While raising a family, Anita was employed by the U.S. Customs and later developed DARK Associates, a company of which she is President.
Deepak Malhotra, Membership Chair
R. Donald Hood, Member at Large
R. Donald (Don) Hood has been a member of the British and Commonwealth Society of North America for roughly 30 years. During that time he has enjoyed many events with the group. Don has often helped review the B&CSNA Newsletter for the editor and usually contributes to the newsletter regarding past functions and in finding articles of interest for the Newsletter. Don is a member of the British Players and was a member of the Canadia Club until its demise.
Regina Barker-Barzel, Member at Large (Deceased)
Regina was a member of BCSNA for 15 years and worked as a professional artist. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Regina escaped the Soviet Union in 1972 and arrived to the United States in 1974. Regina also lived in Italy, Spain, Uzbekistan, Belarus, and Ireland and has visted Great Britain and Commonwealth nations numerous times. Unfortunately, Regina lost her battle with cancer on October 24, 2019 and will be sorely missed.