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BFAIR Promotes Erin Shea to Vice President of Quality Compliance

NORTH ADAMS — Erin Shea has been promoted to vice president of Quality Compliance at BFAIR.

Shea holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Elms College and is a licensed social worker with over 15 years of progressive experience supporting elders and individuals with disabilities and their families. She began her career at United Cerebral Palsy of Western Mass. and as a social worker with Berkshire Health Care Systems.

Over the past 10 years, Shea has assumed a variety of roles at BFAIR, one as the assistant director of the Day Habilitation Center. In April 2019, she was promoted to director of Quality Compliance, ensuring BFAIR meets internal quality standards, requirements of external funding and regulatory sources, as well as consulting on human rights and community inclusion for the agency.

In her new role, she will be an active member of the senior management team, providing leadership to the development and implementation of the agency’s strategic plan, supporting BFAIR’s family advisory and self-advocacy committees, and overseeing diversity and risk-management initiatives.

“In her first six months as the director of Quality Compliance, Erin has developed a variety of new initiatives and has begun to diversify and reinvigorate many of our current strategic practices,” said Theresa Gelinas, senior vice president of Day Services. “I am excited to work with Erin in this role and look forward to what the next year will bring to BFAIR.”