January 16, 2024 (North Adams, MA) – BFAIR promotes Deb Harpin to Assistant Director of Employment Services, and Savannah Lysko to Assistant Director of DDS (Department of Developmental Services) Residential Services.
Deb Harpin, who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills through her work quality, decision-making abilities, and positive interactions with staff and clients since joining BFAIR. Deb is now taking on an advanced role and has been promoted to Assistant Director of Employment Services.
As part of her new role, Deb will oversee the Employment Services department and manage all programs, including DDS and MRC Employment Services programs. She will also support the department’s Direct Support Professionals and the agency’s social enterprise, the BFAIR Bottle & Can Redemption Center located on Mass Ave. in North Adams, MA.
Savannah Lysko joined BFAIR in 2013 and has gained a wide range of experience in various departments, including Employment, Day Habilitation, and Residential Services. In 2020, Savannah was promoted to the position of Residential House Manager. With ten years of experience exemplifying a solid commitment to the people served, Savannah was the ideal candidate for promotion to Assistant Director of DDS Residential Services.
Andre Wallace, Director of DDS Residential Services, praises Savannah’s work ethic, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to lead as a positive role model. ”She is an asset to the organization and ready for advancement to the next level in her career.”
Since 1994, BFAIR has provided Adult Family Care (AFC), Residential, Clinical, Employment and Day Services for adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain Injury and autism. BFAIR is a proud member agency of the Northern Berkshire United Way and the Williamstown Community Chest.