CHP Names Director of Behavioral Health

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Sherri-Lee Ryanmann has been named as Community Health Programs' Director of Behavioral Health. 
 
A licensed independent clinical social worker, Ryanmann earned her master's in social work from the State University of New York/Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She completed undergraduate studies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. 
 
She has worked previously in several roles with Berkshire Health Systems and Berkshire Medical Center, collaborating with primary care providers in clinical assessment and treatment of patients' behavioral health needs. She has also worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, providing consultation to medical teams, as well as treatment and crisis intervention to patients and families with complex psychosocial, mental health and substance use problems. She is experienced in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. 
 
Ryanmann has completed trainings in suicide prevention, domestic violence, trauma treatment, mindfulness, and substance use, as well as multiple therapeutic modalities.  At Berkshire Medical Center, she was a member of the BMC Ethics Committee and the BMC Diversity Committee.
 
She was recognized by the Massachusetts Executive of Human Services with the Department of Developmental Services 15th Annual Human Rights Award in 1999.

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July 6 Event Commemorates Home of Troy's Garage Baseball Squad

The Troy's Garage team, based in West Stockbridge, was a regional semi-pro baseball power in the 1930s.
WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. -- An important piece of Berkshire County baseball history will be honored on Wednesday, July 6, when a plaque is dedicated at the former Keresey Field, home of the famed Depression-era Troy's Garage team.
 
Kevin Larkin, who published a book about the squad titled "Big Time Baseball in a Small Berkshire County Town," obtained the plaque and the permission of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to install the historic marker.
 
On July 6 at 5 p.m., local dignitaries, including a member of the Keresey family, will join him for the dedication at the site currently known as the Flat Brook Wildlife Management Area.
 
At 6, the festivities will move to Crissey Farm in Great Barrington for a party with ballpark food.
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