Berkshire Community College (BCC) announces the addition of eight new staff members, a promotion and a title change.
Sheaden Callahan joins the BCC SUCCESS team as Clerk IV. She graduated from MCLA with a bachelor's degree in psychology and has resided in the area since then. Previously, she was a registration and reception assistant for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at BCC. As the clerk for the SUCCESS department, Callahan connects students to campus resources such as academic coaching, workshops and visits to four-year schools. In her free time, she enjoys walking, trying new foods and relaxing with a book.
Caitlin Davis joins BCC as the Assistant to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. A resident of North Adams, Davis brings previous executive assistant experience in various non-profits across Massachusetts, including work at the Trustees of Reservations and the Center for EcoTechnology. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, photography and traveling.
Eleanore Goerlach joins BCC's Library and Learning Commons as Library Assistant III. Previously, she was a database technician for the Old Colony Library Network. Goerlach brings six years of public library experience to the team and will be responsible for cataloging physical and digital materials, inter-library loans and print serials management. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English with a minor in anthropology from UMass Amherst and a master of library and information science from Simmons University. A lifelong resident of Lanesborough, Goerlach is an enthusiastic hiker who enjoys listening to audiobooks while wandering in the woods.
Sharon Greb joins BCC as Comptroller. With more than 20 years in professional accounting roles, she most recently worked for Alliance Rx Walgreens Pharmacy. In addition, Greb worked as an accountant for Berkshire Roots and spent 18 years with Berkshire Health Systems. A resident of Pittsfield, she is a graduate of both BCC and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), where she majored in accounting.
Jonathan Herforth joins BCC's Facilities Department as Maintainer I. A resident of Pittsfield, Herforth was previously employed as a security officer with Allied Universal at BCC and at Wayfair in Pittsfield. He enjoys building trucks and spending time with his son Jaxson and his pit bull Athena.
Megan Lussier joins BCC as Director of Admissions and Recruitment. A native of Berkshire County, Lussier comes to BCC with almost 10 years of experience in higher education. Before joining BCC, she worked at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in the Office of Admission, starting as an entry-level admission counselor and working her way to Senior Associate Director. Lussier holds a master's degree in higher education from Merrimack College and a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Westfield State University. In her spare time, she enjoys being with friends and family, golfing, skiing, reading, traveling and exploring the Berkshires.
Alicia Starsja joins BCC as an Academic Counselor in the TRIO Program. Most recently, she was the TRIO Program Assistant at BCC. A Berkshire County resident, Starsja is an alum of BCC and the TRIO program and is passionate in supporting students through their higher education journey. In her role, she assists students in enhancing skills for success, helping them work towards personal, academic and professional goals. She earned a certificate in human services and an associate social work transfer degree from BCC, a bachelor's degree in social work and social sciences from the College of Our Lady of the Elms and a master's degree in social work from Tulane University.
Ann Stevens has been promoted to HR Operations and Benefits Manager. Previously, she was the Employee Services Coordinator, a position she held since September 2020.
Karrie Trautman is now serving as Interim Director of Financial Services. Previously, she was Coordinator of One Stop Operations. She has been employed at BCC since June 2013.