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Our Administrative Team

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Amy Hall

Amy Hall is the President and CEO.  She has been with CCB for over 24 years, with previous experience as the Program Manager of Family Support Programs, and as the Program Director of the Family Center and Healthy Families Programs. 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. 

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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

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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.

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Karen Rowe

Karen Rowe is the Program Manager of Family Support Programs. Previously, she coordinated Northern Berkshire ParentChild+ Program for 6 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. 

 

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

Program Directors

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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.

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Tammy Hoag

Tammy Hoag is the Program Director of Child Care Support Services and Family Child Care, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Bethany Prince-Malloy

Bethany Prince-Malloy is the Program 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. 

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Christen Romanick

Program Director of the Northern Berkshire ParentChild+ Program.

Sean Carollo

Sean Carollo is the Program Director and Case Manager of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, graduating Cum Laude from Williams College with a BA in History and English. He brings with him diverse knowledge from a variety of sectors, including Hospitality and Arts and Culture.

Sean’s favorite children’s book is

I-Know-Not-What, I-Know-Not-Where by Eric Kimmel.