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The graduates of 1Berkshire's 2019 Youth Leadership Program. Photo courtesy 1Berkshire

Business Briefs: Youth Leadership Program graduates; CHP welcomes Clancy to board; Stanyon joins NPC board; BCC hires Obasohan; staff changes at Jack Miller contractors

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By Saturday, May 18, 2019 Trade and Commerce

1Berkshire graduates 2019 Youth Leadership Program

Pittsfield — On May 7 at Mazzeo’s Ristorante, 1Berkshire celebrated the 14 students who completed its 10-month 2019 Youth Leadership Program.

For their collective impact project, which was shared with attending family, friends and regional leaders, the Class of 2019 chose to conduct a sustainability fair in coordination with the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. Through their project, they engaged more than 60 people and helped educate them about environmental sustainability in their own lives. Also, the students had conducted a year-long fundraiser series and, during their graduation ceremony, provided a check to Berkshire Children and Families in the amount of $338.

The student participants/graduates are Adam Boscarino of Monument Mountain Regional High School; Elena Crane Cuerda and JT Novitsky of Lenox Memorial Middle and High School; Alex Morin of Mount Greylock Regional School; Aliyah Heideman, Allison Henderson, Emelyn Theriault, Gwyn Smith and Szofia Lewis of Pittsfield High School; Alyssa Anderson of BART Charter School; Annabell Allessio, Avery Price and Catherine Boino of Wahconah Regional High School; and Madison Tatro of Drury High School.

–E.E.

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Community Health Programs welcomes Celia Clancy to its board

Celia Clancy

Great Barrington — The board of directors of Community Health Programs has named Celia Clancy of Lenox as a new member.

Clancy is CEO of Celia Clancy Consulting and past CEO/president of the Fitzpatrick Companies and Ashley Stewart. She has also held positions as president of AJ Wright, a division of TJX Companies; senior operations consultant with Cerberus; and senior vice president/general merchandise manager at Walmart. Clancy serves on the boards of Tapestry Health Systems and Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. She is a past member of the boards of the Fitzpatrick Companies and Ashley Stewart. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and completed graduate coursework at the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

–E.E.

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Dan Stanyon joins Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires’ board

Dan Stanyon. photo courtesy Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires

Great Barrington — The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires has announced that Dan Stanyon has joined its board.

Stanyon is a vice president and trust officer with Salisbury Bank and Trust Company and holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation. He moved to the Berkshire area in 2014 from Burlington, Vermont, where he met his wife, Dawn, and raised two children. While in Burlington, he served on several boards in varying capacities including as chair for HomeShare Vermont, the Converse Home and the Foster Grandparent Program, and was a finance committee member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Stanyon joined the Berkshire County Estate Planning Council in 2016 and has served as vice president and clerk.

–E.E.

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Michael Obasohan joins Berkshire Community College as academic counselor

Michael Obasohan. Photo courtesy Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield — Berkshire Community College has hired Michael Obasohan as the new TRiO academic counselor in the TRiO student support services program.

Obasohan previously worked as assistant director of diversity programs and multicultural education and adjunct faculty member at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. He received his Master of Science for higher education in general administration from Bay Path University in Longmeadow and his bachelor’s degree in arts management from MCLA. He lives in North Adams.

–E.E.

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Jack Miller Contractors hires new project manager, promotes general manager

Thomas P. Giblin. photo courtesy Jack Miller Contractors

Williamstown — Jack Miller Contractors has hired Thomas P. Giblin as a new project manager and promoted Maureen Namkoong to the position of general manager.

Maureen Namkoong. Photo courtesy Jack Miller Contractors

Giblin is a certified construction manager with a career spanning almost four decades. He has extensive residential, commercial, educational, retail, industrial, medical facility and multi-family experience. Giblin has skills in investment property, tenant fit-ups, hotel construction and destination homes, plus site evaluation, feasibility studies, building and MEP analysis. He is a University Of Hartford-certified construction manager with training in OSHA 30 construction safety and OSHA 40 HAZWOPER, and is a certified green tradesman and building analyst.

Namkoong, who has been with Jack Miller Contractors since 2016, has been promoted to the position of general manager. Her background includes 12 years working in nutrition for Everyday Health, formerly Waterfront Media, where she managed 10 employees and 30 contract employees working on cross-functional teams to build health and wellness websites, collaborate with partners to bring brands online, support editorial staff and write content. She has a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University and a Master of Science from the UMass Amherst.

–E.E.


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