Contacts

Administration

Thomas Matuszko, AICP
Executive Director
Responsible for overall operation of the agency, under the direction of the Commission. Represents the agency with local, regional, state and federal officials and agencies. Manages staff to ensure that the agency missions, as well as regional and local needs, are being met and that adopted regional policies are complied with. Leads staff efforts on major regional initiatives on behalf of BRPC and oversees agency budget and finances.
Marianne Sniezek
Office Manager
Oversees office management and human resource functions for the agency. Supervises administrative staff. Provides support to the Commission and its committees. Assists in the agency financial management and reporting. Develops and implements BRPC personnel, operating policies and procedures.
Linda Ludwig
Principal Finance Administrator
Directs accounting activities related to daily business operations. Processes payroll, prepares bill payments, manages accounts receivable and prepares financial statements. Assists with audit by outside accountant.
Alecia Herrick
Finance Office Assistant
Support staff for day to day financial transactions and office administration activities.

Community Planning

Chris Brown
Planner
Serves as staff person for land use and zoning projects, training, and technical assistance requests. Additional areas of work include comprehensive planning, such as master and open space plans, and plan implementation with a focus on housing.
Seth Jenkins, MRP
Planner
Serves as staff person for land use and zoning projects, training, and technical assistance requests. Additional areas of work include  comprehensive planning, such as master, open space and recreation plans, including implementation.
Cara Farrell
Planner
Serves as staff person for land use and zoning projects, training, and technical assistance requests. Additional areas of work include  comprehensive planning, such as master, open space and recreation plans, including implementation.

Community Development & Housing

Patricia Mullins
Program Manager, Community Development, Housing and Regional Services
Manages the Community Development, Housing and Regional Services program. Provides leadership and guidance on technical aspects of Community Development, Housing and Regional Services program, including affordable housing initiatives, infrastructure projects and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) projects. Develops and administers the Community Development, Housing and Regional Services program budget.
Gwen Cariddi
Senior Planner
Serves as the Housing Specialist in the Regional Services, Housing & Community Development Program; provides day to day project coordination for CDBG housing rehabilitation projects.
Rebecca Slick
Berkshire Group Purchasing Program Coordinator
As Group Purchasing Coordinator: Assists 28 Berkshire County communities in purchasing products and services through a competitive bidding process that includes all aspects of MGL Chapter 30B bidding, such as Chapter 90 pre-qualification for MassDot projects and Highway products through the solicitation of bids for a variety heating and fuel products for municipal needs.
Christie Lewis
Grant & Procurement Specialist

Data & Information Services

Mark Maloy
GIS, Data and IT Manager
Manages GIS (Geographic Information System), data and information technology services. Manages Berkshire Benchmarks program. Provides oversight of BRPC’s network, web page and computer hardware and software. Provides oversight of emergency preparedness and hazard mitigation planning.

Economic Development

Laura Brennan
Economic Development Program Manager
Serves as the lead staff person for economic development planning which includes working with municipalities on specific municipal economic development actions and coordinating the CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) process according to the requirements of the Economic Development Administration.
Wylie Goodman, MRP
Senior Planner
Assists Berkshire county municipalities and businesses in their economic recovery and improved resilience to future economic disruptions, supporting a range of economic development planning activities at the local and regional level.
Alexander Valentini
Economic Development Researcher

Environmental & Energy Planning

Melissa Provencher
Environmental and Energy Program Manager
Manages the Environmental and Energy program including the Berkshire Brownfields Program. Supervises the Environmental and Energy staff. Provides leadership and guidance on technical aspects of Environmental and Energy programs. Develops and administers the Environmental and Energy Program budget.
Courteny Morehouse
Senior Planner
Works on projects related to municipal vulnerability preparedness, natural hazard mitigation, 604b and S.319 water quality programs, and NPDES stormwater requirements.
Emily Lange
Planner
Assists communities and conservation organizations to create a more sustainable and resilient Berkshire region. Primary focus is clean energy planning, including reducing energy use and identifying renewable energy opportunities, addressing natural hazards and climate change impacts, and protecting the natural environment.

Public Health

Laura Kittross
Public Health Program Manager
Manages the public Health program. Supervises public health staff. Provides leadership and guidance on technical aspects of public health programs. Develops and administers the Public Health Program budget.
Jennifer Kimball
Principal Planner
Serves as the lead staff person for all substance misuse programs and is the coordinator of the Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (BOAPC).
Allison Egan
Senior Planner
Serves as the emergency preparedness liaison to Town Boards of Health and is involved in a variety of emergency preparedness activities. Also works on smoke free environments and smoke free worksites, and assists on a variety of other public health projects.
Sandra Martin
Senior Planner
Serve as a lead staff person for complex Public Health Projects, including emergency preparedness planning activities and support to the Berkshire Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition.
Emily Kirby
Planner
Serves as Public Health Planner, who is primarily working on substance misuse and emergency preparedness projects. She also helps support the Berkshire County Boards of Health Association (BCBOHA) Septic Installer program and provides support for a variety of other projects.
Leslie Drager, RN, BSN
Senior Public Health Nurse
Part-time off-site role leading efforts to prevent disease, reduce the effects of preventable chronic diseases and premature death, and improve quality of life. Duties performed on behalf of Berkshire Public Health Alliance (BPHA) member municipalities include vaccination clinics, surveillance, disease and health event investigation and case finding of reportable diseases.
Ed Fahey
Senior Off-site Inspector
Provides health agent and inspector services to Berkshire Public Health Alliance (BPHA) contracted municipalities. This off-site full time role includes supervising and coordinating additional inspectors.
Nancy Kibby Slattery, RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse
Full time off-site nurse working to prevent disease, reduce the effects of preventable chronic diseases and premature death, and improve quality of life. Duties performed on behalf of Berkshire Public Health Alliance (BPHA) member municipalities include vaccination clinics, surveillance, disease and health event investigation and case finding of reportable diseases, and health education and wellness activities.
Colin Sykes
Environmental Health Inspector
Provides inspector services to Berkshire Public Health Alliance (BPHA) contracted municipalities especially for food establishments. This is an off-site full time role.

Transportation Planning

Clete Kus, AICP
Transportation Program Manager
Manages the transportation planning program. Supervises transportation planning staff. Provides leadership and guidance on technical aspects of transportation planning programs. Develops and administers the Transportation Program budget.
Anuja Koirala, AICP
Principal Transportation Planner
Serves as a lead staff person for transportation planning projects involving highway projects and transit planning. Responsible for development of Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Nicholas Russo
Senior Transportation Planner
Serves as lead staff person for regional transportation planning including road condition pavement management, safety & performance measures, corridor planning, and bicycle and pedestrian planning.
Justin Gilmore
Transportation Planner
Serves as a support staff person for transportation planning efforts including those involving pavement management, corridor planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning and highway safety.