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BFAIR Announces Organizational Restructuring, Promotions

NORTH ADAMS — Berkshire Family & Individual Resources Inc. (BFAIR) announced an organizational restructuring and internal promotions.

Rich Weisenflue, previously executive director, will assume the role of CEO. Other promotions included Ethel Altiery to executive director, Jane Patenaude-LeBeau to chief financial officer, and Theresa Gelinas to senior vice president, Day Services.

The structural changes come as a response to the organization’s continued growth. According to Alex Kastrinakis, BFAIR’s board chair, “the board of directors placed an emphasis on devising a management structure to achieve the agency’s mission to meet the growing needs of people with disabilities and older adult members of our community. In 2019, we will celebrate the agency’s 25th anniversary, and the new structure is also reflective of the positive changes the management team accomplished over the past two decades, including expansion of services beyond the Berkshires into the Pioneer Valley and Southern Vermont.”

Added Weisenflue, “the promotions of Ethel, Jane, and Theresa are a direct reflection of their significant commitment to the quality and diversity of services offered by BFAIR, their extensive knowledge of the human-service field, excellent management skills, and professional credentials.”

Restructuring of the management team will also include a newly created position, vice president, Residential Services.

BFAIR is a member agency of the Northern Berkshire United Way and Williamstown Community Chest.

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