Apr. 8, 2021 (North Adams, MA) – BFAIR is excited to welcome three distinct members of the Berkshire community to their Board of Directors: Dr. Gray Ellrodt, Attorney Steve Narey, and Laila Boucher.
Dr. Gray Ellrodt, former Chief of Medicine at Berkshire Medical Center comes to BFAIR with over 30 years plus of experience in the medical field. Gray is a volunteer with the American Heart Association (AHA). He is past president of the AHA Berkshire Board receiving the Chairman’s award in 2009, past-President of the Northeast Affiliate Board of Directors, past Chair of the Get With The Guidelines (GWTGs) steering committee and past Chair of the Mission: Lifeline AWG.
Dr. Ellrodt joined BFAIR’s Board of Directors in 2020, and shortly thereafter he graciously volunteered to co-chair the agency’s Annual Campaign fundraiser. With BFAIR’s focus on service quality and performance measurement, Gray’s work as Chief Quality Officer at Berkshire Medical Center will prove invaluable contributing to the efforts of BFAIR’s Quality Compliance department.
Attorney Steve Narey of Donovan, O’Connor & Dodig LLP, joined BFAIR’s Board of Directors in 2021, and has much experience in the human service field including serving on the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) Board which he became involved with following the birth of his youngest son Cole. Serving as President from 2014 – 2018 Attorney Narey received the MDSC’s 2020 Leadership Award which recognizes an individual who advocates for disability causes and champions expanded opportunities for individuals with Down’s Syndrome.
Serving on BFAIR Governance and Advocacy Committees, we look forward to Steve lending his expertise both as a practicing attorney and a strong advocate for individuals with disabilities.
Laila Boucher joined BFAIR’s Board of Directors in 2021 serving on the Finance and Development committees.
Laila is a Mississippi transplant who moved to Berkshire County in 2007. Her husband is a North Adams native and introduced her to the area she now calls home. In 2008 she started her banking career as a Teller for Adams Community Bank and currently is their Vice President of Government Banking.
In Laila’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and exploring the beautiful scenic trails Berkshire County has to offer. Laila lives in Williamstown with her husband, son, daughter and adorable rescue dog, Max.
BFAIR’s Annual Elections were held on March 15, 2021 and the new slate of Board of Directors is as follows:
- Peter Mirante, Chairperson
- Kim Baker, Vice Chair
- Patti Messina, Clerk
- Dana Mullen, Treasurer
- Laila Boucher
- Dr. Gray Ellrodt
- Alex Figueroa
- Alex Kastrinakis
- Martha Montgomery
- Steve Narey, Esq.
- Carter White
Alex Kastrinakis was recognized for having served two terms as Board Chair.