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Community Health Programs Welcomes Bethany Kieley as CEO

GREAT BARRINGTON — Community Health Programs Inc. (CHP Berkshires) named Bethany Kieley as its new CEO. She joined the countywide healthcare network effective July 17.

At CHP Berkshires, she will oversee a $30 million budget and approximately 240 employees. The network’s primary care, dental care, ob/gyn care, and extensive famil- support services care for more than 30,000 Berkshire-region residents, including patients in Vermont, Connecticut, and New York.

Kieley was most recently chief operations officer at Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, a federally qualified health center serving 55,000 patients in Greater New Haven, Conn. Previously, she worked for nearly 12 years with ProHealth Physicians, a large medical practice network in Connecticutm where she advanced through the ranks from her first role as a regional manager to the position of vice president in practice operations, programs, and services.

She also worked as chief operating officer for Women’s Care Florida, and in her earlier career held operational roles at medical practices in New Hampshire and Western Mass.

“Bethany brings an impressive leadership background to CHP, along with a true passion for the work of federally qualified health centers like ours, which provide healthcare for all,” said Brian Drake, president of the CHP board. “She will be a strong asset to CHP Berkshires and to the wider Berkshire community as we move forward.”

Kieley earned her master’s degree in business administration from Plymouth State University and completed a healthcare executive leadership program at Stanford University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music and business from DePaul University.

Prior to relocating to the Berkshires, she was an active volunteer tutor and board member for Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut.