Darlene Rodowicz Formally Assumes Role of BHS President and CEO

PITTSFIELD — Darlene Rodowicz has formally assumed the role of president and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems. Rodowicz, who formerly served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of BHS, began her new role in January after being appointed president and CEO by the BHS board of trustees. She assumes the role following the retirement of former President and CEO David Phelps.

“Darlene has demonstrated excellence, effectiveness, and grace under fire throughout the past two years in the battle against COVID-19. Berkshire County will be lucky to have her at the helm to face any new challenges that the pandemic and the healthcare industry may send our way,” Bart Raser, chair of the BHS board of trustees, said following her appointment.

Rodowicz joined BHS in 1984 and served in various positions of increasing responsibility, including as chief financial officer from 2005 to 2020, when she was appointed executive vice president. She holds an MBA from Western New England College and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UMass Amherst.