BFAIR Hires Director of ABI/MFP, Director of Homecare Services

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Family and Individual Resources has hired people to fill two key agency vacancies; sirector of Acquired Brain Injury/Moving Forward Plan (ABI/MFP) and director of Homecare Services.

Both positions are filled by veterans in the human services industry with more than 20 years of experience in the field. The first was filled by an internal promotion of Deanna Davila and the second was filled by Tim Brelsford, who came from Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth.

Davila holds a bachelor's degree in human services and joined BFAIR in April 2017 as a house manager in Northampton in the Acquired Brain Injury program. She assisted in opening a new ABI/MFP home in Northampton and helped four individuals transfer out of nursing homes. She became the program coordinator of Hampshire/ Hampden counties in April of 2018.

"Deana’s promotion is well deserved, and I look forward to working with her in her new role," said Michelle Carleton, vice president of Residential Services.



Brelsford's experience in nonprofit and human services field expands more than 30 years. He started his career at 16 years old volunteering at the Forest Hills Special School in Paducah, KY.  From there he went on to work at Lourdes hospital as an ER technician and a nurse's aide in the Homecare and Hospice Department. In 1996, he moved to the Berkshires, where he started working at in the human service field eventually working his way up to management. Most recently, he went on to be a program director at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth.

Brelsford holds a master's degree in business, a bachelor's degree in computer science and an associate degree in Computer Science.

"Tim has been a great addition to the BFAIR team, his experience with management and supervision will be pivotal in the continued success, quality and growth of our Homecare Services Department," said Theresa Gelinas, senior vice president of Day Services at BFAIR.

 


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