BCC adds five to faculty, staff

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PITTSFIELDBCC adds five to faculty, staffBerkshire Community College has made five additions to both faculty or staff positions.Jonah Sykes has been named manager of marketing and communications; Deborah Thayer, database analyst in the Information Technology department; Colleen Kays, accountant II in the student billing office; Tricia (Burr) Guerino, assistant professor of nursing in the BCC Nursing-LPN Program; and Kathy Timpane, learning specialist in the Disability Resource Center.Sykes spent the previous six years at Berkshire United Way, as executive assistant, coordinator of marketing and communications and finally as development manager. A Pittsfield resident, Sykes holds a bachelor of arts degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a master of arts degree in public communication from the College of Saint Rose. He also serves as the chair of Berkshire Young Professionals.Thayer comes to the college from the CSC Corporation, a worldwide IT consulting services company. A Lanesborough resident, she holds an associates in science degree from BCC and a bachelor of science degree in computer science from MCLA.Kays holds an associate of arts degree in selected studies from BCC and a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the former North Adams State College. A Dalton resident, Kays has worked as a data coordinator and a support and stabilization coordinator at Berkshire Children and Families for the past seven years.Guerino previously worked at Berkshire Medical Center where she served as staff/charge nurse in the emergency department and as clinical nurse manager of critical care services. The Adams resident attended nursing classes at BCC before earning a bachelor of science in nursing through the Elms College. She is currently working on a doctor of nursing practice degree.Timpane comes to BCC from the College Internship Program in Lee, where she served as a student advisor and wellness instructor for college-age students on the autism spectrum. She has worked with students with disabilities for over 20 years including a stint as adventure-based counselor program coordinator and clinical case manager for Hillcrest Educational Center in Lenox. The Lenox Dale resident a holds bachelor of arts degree in human services from Springfield College.


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