Happy Kids with Books

Our Administrative Team

Anne Nemetz-Carlson

Anne Nemetz-Carlson is the President/ CEO, a role in which she has been since 1983. She oversees all aspects of Child Care of the Berkshires which include leadership, high quality programming, fundraising, fiscal responsibility and oversight, and  community collaboration.  Anne has a MA in Early Childhood Administration and a BA in American Studies.  She serves as the Treasurer of the MA Association of Day Care Agencies (MADCA), a statewide organization that advocates for high quality early childhood education.  

Anne's favorite children's book is  SHOES by Elizabeth Winthrop. 

Heather LaBonte

Heather LaBonte is the Director of Human Resources.  She joined Child Care of the Berkshires in 2011 and supports the recruitment and retention of our superior staff as well as managing all other aspects of the HR Department. Heather holds a MS in Organizations and Management and a BA in Psychology.    

 

Heather’s favorite children’s book is Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton.

Sharon Pessolano

Sharon Pessolano has been with Child Care of the Berkshires since 1987.  One of her early roles was as a Billing Specialist; she was promoted to the role of Finance Director in 2005.  Sharon has extensive experience in accounting and financial oversight gained from her more than 30 years of experience with CCB.  She serves on the Senior Management Team and manages all administrative and financial aspects of CCB.   

 

Sharon’s favorite children’s book is Hansel and Gretel, a Grimms fairy tale.

Program Managers

Tamara Stephens

Tamara Stephens is the Program Manager of the Child Care Services and oversees all aspects of the child care system: enrollment, licensing, curriculum, quality improvements, and policy and protocols.  Tamara has experience as a former kindergarten teacher in Indiana.  Tamara has a MA in Education and a BS in Education with a kindergarten endorsement. 

 

Tamara’s favorite children’s book is I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

Amy Hall

Amy Hall is the Program Manager of Family Support Programs and oversees the Family Center, the Healthy Families Program and the Parenting Partnership Program.  She is a veteran of 20 years with CCB, with previous experience as a Program Director of the Healthy Families Program, Tobacco Education Program, and the Family Center. Amy has a MSW and a BA in Psychology and a Certificate of Non-profit Management. 

 

Amy’s favorite childhood book is Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman.

Program Directors

Kelly Phillips

Kelly Phillips is the Program Director at Monument Square and Magic Seasons Early Childhood and School-Age Centers.  She has worked at the Monument Square Center for 24 years beginning as an infant and toddler teacher and later the assistant director. Kelly has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on children and families, and an AA in Early Childhood Education.

 

 Kelly's favorite children's book is

Good Families Don't  by Robert Munsch.

Janelle Carlson

Janelle Carlson is the Program Director at the Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center.  She has a MS in Human Development and Family Studies and a BS in Early Childhood Education. She brings to this new role four years of preschool teaching experience. 

 

 Janelle's favorite children's book is Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud

Tammy Hoag

Tammy Hoag is the Program Director of Child Care Support Services, overseeing a staff of specialists to assist high risk children to have a positive early learning experience in CCB's child care programs. Tammy has worked for CCB for over 30 years as an infant teacher, as an education and nutrition specialist for the Family Child Care System and as a child development specialist.  She has a BA in Sociology and an AA in Human Services.   

 

Tammy’s favorite children’s book is Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin.

Shanna Curley-Graham

Shanna Curley-Graham is the Program Director of the Family Child Care System.  She returned to Child Care of the Berkshires in 2017, bringing her many years of experience as a family child care provider affiliated with the CCB System.  Shanna has a BS in Psychology and an AA in Liberal Arts. 

Shanna's favorite children's book is Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.

Becky Krysiak

Becky Krysiak is the Program Director of the Healthy Families Program, a role she has held for 18 years.  She has been with CCB for a total of 23 years working in a variety of roles that include a health educator with the Tobacco Education Program and the Childhood Lead Prevention Program.  Becky has a MS in Community Health Education and a BS in Biology. 

 

Becky’s favorite children’s book is

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen.

Bethany Prince-Malloy

Bethany Prince-Malloy is the Assistant Director of the Northern Berkshire Family Center and coordinates the various components key to a quality family support center.  She has worked for the Family Center for the past eight years as the Family Support Specialist.  Bethany has a BS in Social Work and specialized training in crisis hotline work.      

 

Bethany’s favorite children’s book is The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. 

Karen Rowe

Karen Rowe is the Program Director of the Northern Berkshire ParentChild+ Program, a role that she has held for three years.  Her previous experience includes serving as a Coordinator of a Community Health Education grant. Karen has a MSW and a BS in Business Administration. She is a certified Health and Wellness Coach. 

 

Karen’s favorite children’s book is One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey.

Erin Morris

Erin Morris is the Program Director of the ParentChild+ Program in Central Berkshire County.  She has been with CCB since 2013.  Erin has a BS in Early Childhood Education.  Her previous experience includes serving as the Education Director for a local museum and directing a child care center.  

 

Erin has MANY favorite children’s books including Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty.