Contacts

Administration

Thomas Matuszko
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.
Laura Brennan
Assistant Director & Economic Development Program Manager
Leads the Economic Development Planning Program, which includes working with municipalities on specific actions and priorities, and, on a regional scale, coordinating the CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) according to the requirements of the federal EDA.
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.
Kate Hill Tapia
Office Administrator
Responsibilities include reception, mail, phone, website updates, writing and coordinating monthly e-newsletter, minutes and agendas for BRPC committees, and Program support as needed.
Alecia Herrick
Finance Office Assistant
Support staff for day to day financial transactions and office administration activities.
Krystal Bartley
Human Resource Payroll Assistant
Support staff for day to day Human Resources and Payroll operations.

Community Planning

Cornelius Hoss
Community Planning Program Manager

Manages the Community Planning program. Provides support for municipalities with regard to master plans, open space planning, zoning bylaws, shared services, and more.

Seth Jenkins
Senior Planner
Serves as staff person for land use and zoning projects, training, and technical assistance requests, and comprehensive planning such as master and open space and recreation plans, including implementation.
Brett Roberts
Senior Planner
Serves as staff person for regional strategies in housing, working with communities to implement policy and regulatory changes, writing grants, community outreach, data collection, and overseeing work related to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administration.
Andrew McKeever
Planner
Serves as a staff person for land use and zoning projects, training, technical assistance requests, and resource development with an emphasis on housing and digital equity planning.
Ken Walto
Part-Time Project Specialist

Part-time staff person specializing in municipal management and community planning and development.

Community Development & Housing

Patricia Mullins
Community Development & Housing Program Manager
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.
Rebecca Slick
Part-Time 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
Implementation of Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) Home Improvement Program and Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) Home Modification Loan Program, a state loan program to help people live more independently at home. Also assists with the coordination of the Group Purchasing Program.
John Roughley, Jr.
Part-Time Housing Rehab 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.

Economic Development

Laura Brennan
Assistant Director & Economic Development Program Manager
Leads the Economic Development Planning Program, which includes working with municipalities on specific actions and priorities, and, on a regional scale, coordinating the CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) according to the requirements of the federal EDA.
Wylie Goodman
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 including digital equity planning.
Jocelyn Latvalla
Program Associate
Serves as staff support person for the Economic Development program. Assists with community outreach and other tasks related to Digital Equity Planning.
Robert Ireland
American Connection Corps (ACC) Fellow
American Connection Corps (ACC) Fellow responsible for Digital Equity advocacy, outreach, and public engagement.
Karen Pelto
Recovery Grant Specialist
Project specialist staffing the Berkshire Funding Focus initiative to support Berkshire County entities seeking federal and state funds for pandemic-related recovery and rebuilding. BFF is focused on four key audience groups: non-profits, municipalities, school districts, and small businesses.  https://berkshirefundingfocus.org/
Alexander Valentini
Part-Time Project Specialist
Part-time Project Specialist working with several program areas, including Community Development, Community Planning, and Economic Development.

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
Principal Planner
Works on projects related to municipal vulnerability preparedness, natural hazard mitigation, 604b and S.319 water quality programs, and NPDES stormwater requirements.
Sherdyl Fernandez-Aubert
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.
Britney Danials
Planner
Focuses on research, fieldwork, communication strategies for sustainability, energy opportunities, climate change impacts and natural hazards, and protecting the natural environment.
Lauren Gaherty
Part-Time Project Specialist
Part-time environmental planning specialist.
Alison Dixon
Part-Time Project Specialist
Part-Time Project Specialist for the Environment & Energy Program. Provides BRPC staff support to local communities and conservation organizations for projects related to: climate change and sustainability, natural hazard mitigation, nonpoint source pollution and stormwater, and the protection of 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.
Lydia Shulman
Coordinator, Berkshire Public Health Alliance
First point of contact for the Berkshire Public Health Alliance,  assisting boards of health in meeting their public health mandates. Assists Public Health staff in identifying funding opportunities, creating and maintaining the Alliance and Berkshire County Board of Health Associations programs. Contact for septic installer certification.
Sandra Martin
Senior Planner
Serves 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.
Andy Ottoson
Senior Planner
Co-facilitates substance misuse prevention and overdose reduction programs through the Berkshire Overdose Addiction Prevention Collaborative (BOAPC).
Nikki Lewis
Senior Planner
Co-facilitates substance misuse prevention and overdose reduction programs through the Berkshire Overdose and Addiction Prevention Collaborative (BOAPC), including initiatives to specifically prevent substances of first use among youth and adolescents.
Matthew Bryan
Senior Planner
Provides staff support for emergency planning, training, exercises, and response.
Jaymie R. Zapata
Senior Planner
Supports community and equity-based projects, including Gray to Green in Pittsfield, Community Health Improvement Plan, Rural Health Equity Project, NEATC Hepatitis C work, and emergency preparedness projects.
Marie Brady
Senior Planner
Supports the Berkshire Overdose Addiction Prevention Collaborative (BOAPC) and its associated substance use disorder projects, with an emphasis on youth and child-focused projects. Additional activities include data analysis, emergency preparedness, and monkeypox prevention and intervention. MS in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
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
Senior 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.
Leslie Drager
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.
Sophie Carnes Jannen
Public Health Nurse Educator
Serves as staff support person for Public Health education, wellness, and outreach to improve community health and health equity. Assist with disease surveillance, vaccination clinics, and other wellness activities.
Aaron Holman-Vittone
Planner
Provides staff support for epidemiological research and analysis for the Berkshire Public Health Alliance (BPHA) and BRPC’s Public Health Program.
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.
Monasia Ceasar
Project Specialist Trainer/ Inspector
Develops and conducts training for inspectors in the field as per the Department of Public Health and Berkshire Public Health Alliance (BPHA) guidelines. Assists with limited community education and the Training Hub. This is a full-time off-site position.
Daniel Hassett
Public Health Housing Specialist
Provides staff support for environmental health inspections, and helps develop the new local Public Health Excellence Training Hub. Specializes in local housing code and regulations.
Jazu Stine
Public Health Food Specialist
Provides staff support for environmental health inspections, and helps develop the new local Public Health Excellence Training Hub. Specializes in local food code and regulations.
Stephen Murray
Part-Time Project Specialist
Part-time project specialist for the Public Health program.

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.
Ryan Griffis
Transportation Planner
Serves as support staff for transportation planning efforts, including Metropolitan Planning Organization, Safe Streets and Roads for All, Massachusetts's Clean Energy and Climate Plans, and the Berkshire Country's Electric Vehicle Charging Station Plan.