BFAIR Announces Three New Board Members

NORTH ADAMS — BFAIR recently welcomed three members of the Berkshire community to its board of directors: Dr. Gray Ellrodt, attorney Steve Narey, and Laila Boucher.

Ellrodt, former chief of Medicine at Berkshire Medical Center, comes to BFAIR with more than 30 years of experience in the medical field. He is a volunteer with the American Heart Assoc. (AHA) and past president of the AHA Berkshire board, receiving the Chairman’s Award in 2009, past president of the Northeast affiliate board of directors, past chair of the Get with the Guidelines steering committee, and past chair of the Mission: Lifeline AWG. Ellrodt joined BFAIR’s board of directors in 2020, and shortly thereafter he volunteered to co-chair the agency’s annual campaign fundraiser. He contributes to the efforts of BFAIR’s quality compliance department.

Narey, an attorney with Donovan, O’Connor & Dodig LLP, joined BFAIR’s board of directors in 2021 and has much experience in the human-service field, including serving on the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) board, which he became involved with following the birth of his youngest son, Cole. Serving as president from 2014 to 2018, Narey received the MDSC’s 2020 Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who advocates for disability causes and champions expanded opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome. He serves on BFAIR’s governance and advocacy committees.

Boucher is a Mississippi transplant who moved to Berkshire County in 2007. Her husband is a North Adams native and introduced her to the area she now calls home. Boucher joined BFAIR’s board of directors in 2021, serving on the finance and development committees. In 2008, she started her banking career as a teller for Adams Community Bank and currently is the bank’s vice president of Government Banking.