June 13, 2016 (North Adams, MA) – As BFAIR (Berkshire Family & Individual Resources) continues to follow a strategic growth plan, the organization is pleased to announce the promotion of Theresa Gelinas to Director of Program Operations for Day Services. A member of the BFAIR team since 2001, Theresa most recently served as the Director of Habilitative Services.  In her new role, Theresa will be responsible for the supervision of the Day Habilitation Program, Homecare Services, Vocational Services, and other ancillary services.

Her experience within the organization marks a long-standing commitment to serving people living with disabilities. Ethel Altiery, Associate Executive Director, said of Theresa, “[her] skills and experience have grown steadily in conjunction with BFAIR’s expansion and diversity of service offerings.”  Theresa’s roles at BFAIR have included directing the Day Habilitation Centers, managing the Acquired Brain Injury Waiver Program and Homecare services.  Theresa has successfully completed CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) surveys for the Day Habilitation Program’s accreditation since 2003.  She is also considered a trainer of the “Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease” training from the Alzheimer’s Association.  As Theresa prepares to take on her new role, Altiery continued, “I anticipate under Theresa’s supervision that our Day Services programs will flourish and demonstrate our commitment to offering people with disabilities and older adults quality services.”

Theresa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westfield State College in 1998. She resides in Clarksburg with her husband and three children.

BFAIR is a member agency of the Northern Berkshire United Way and the Williamstown Community Chest. For more info, please visit www.bfair.org