Human Relations Council


  • 7 pm
  • Usually the 4th Wednesday of every month

Next meeting: March 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Our monthly meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month except November and December. The November and December meetings are combined and held on the second Wednesday of December. The May and September meetings will be held in person from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Free Library of Northampton Township (25 Upper Holland Rd, Richboro, PA 18954). All other meetings will be held from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm via Zoom. 

If you would like to attend a meeting, or if you have a question, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings (linked below when available). Minutes are available upon request following approval.

Archives of previous agendas are listed on the Human Relations About the Council page.

2023 Meeting Dates

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm - ZoomWednesday, February 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm - Zoom
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm - ZoomWednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm - Zoom
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 6:00 PM - Northampton Free LibraryWednesday, June 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm - Zoom
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm - ZoomWednesday, August 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm - Zoom
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6:00 pm - Northampton Free LibraryWednesday, October 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm - Zoom
No Meeting in NovemberWednesday, December 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm - Zoom


The Council contains 12 members serving three year terms, as well as the sitting County Commissioners, who are permanent members.

Bernard G. (Bernie) Hoffman, Chairperson
Joyce A. Hadley, Deputy Chairperson
Celia Sharp, Treasurer
Seema Kazmi, Pharm.D, Secretary
Keith Pacheco
Robert Wilson
Brendan G. Corrigan, Esq.
Alex Rajan
Mary Jane Leonard
Barbara Hoffman
Laurence Nodiff
David Boekel
Robert J. Harvie, Jr., Commissioner
Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW, Commissioner
Gene DiGirolamo, Commissioner

About the Board

The Bucks County Human Relations Council (BCHRC) was formed as an outgrowth of the Violence Prevention Task Force (VPTF) force established by the Bucks County Commissioners in May, 1995. A nine-member board, they are dedicated to promoting the value of diversity within the county and to serving as a resource and referral service for citizens who believe they have been a victim of hate crimes or discrimination in housing, employment, equal access or fair treatment. There is no fee for services. For more information, please visit