BFAIR Names New Vice President of Quality Compliance

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Erin Shea has been promoted to the vice president of Quality Compliance at BFAIR, a new member to the senior management team.

Shea holds a bachelor's in social work from Our Lady of Elm's College and is a licensed social worker with more than 15 years of progressive experience supporting elders and individuals with disabilities and their families. She began her career at United Cerebral Palsy of Western Massachusetts 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, Erin was promoted to the 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.


Her new responsibilities are to 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 oversight of 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."

Since 1994, BFAIR providing adult family care (AFC), residential, in-home clinical services, employment and day services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, autism and homecare services for older adults.

 


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