NORTH ADAMS — BFAIR promoted Kayla Brown-Wood to director of Employment Services after three years as assistant director.
Brown-Wood has been with BFAIR since 2016, where she began as the Employment coordinator and was then promoted to assistant director in 2018. She has been pivotal in providing support and placements with local employers for people with disabilities, including the successful operation of BFAIR’s bottle and can Redemption Center located on Massachusetts Avenue in North Adams. She has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in psychology from Fitchburg State University and is pursuing her master’s degree in public health administration.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to step into this role and am thankful for the organization’s continued support of my professional development and aspirations,” Brown-Wood said. “I look forward to this next chapter and helping serve the needs of those in our community.”
Theresa Gelinas, senior vice president of Day Services, added that “we are excited for Kayla and the Employment Services department. Her enthusiasm and dedication for the agency and the people we serve presents the potential for substantial growth in the future.”