May 21, 2019 (North Adams, MA) – Berkshire Family and Individual Resources, Inc. (BFAIR), hires for two key agency vacancies; Director 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 over 20 years of experience in the field. The first, filled by an internal promotion of Deanna Davila, and the second 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, VP of Residential Services.
Brelsford’s experience in non-profit and human services field expands more than 30 years. He started his career at sixteen 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, Tim went on to be a Program Director at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth. The move to working with older adults brings Tim back to his youth sitting and listening to so many rich life stories. Tim’s passion for helping the community has always driven his career in Human Services. He looks forward to continuing that path with his new role at BFAIR.
Tim 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, SVP of Day Services at 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.