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Richardson, Lekse join architectural firm

Jeromy Richardson and Jill Lekse have joined edm Architecture, Engineering & Project Management, the firm has announced.

A registered professional civil engineer, Richardson has more than 13 years of experience in both civil engineering and project management.

He is a state licensed building commissioner, and an ICC certified building official and building inspector. Richardson currently served as assistant building official for the town’s of Adams and Cheshire, and a local building official for the town of Lenox.

Lekse holds a master’s in architecture from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an undergraduate degree from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. She was a Massachusetts College of Art and Design Presidential Scholarship recipient.

Edm has offices in Pittsfield, Unionville, Conn., and Albany, N.Y.


Organization names communications head

Erin Sullivan has been named communications director at Berkshire Children and Families, the agency has announced.

She will work with the organization to coordinate internal and external communications, while working on initiatives and projects that support BCF’s mission.

Sullivan has worked in nonprofit agencies for the past 20 years, most recently as community relations manager at HospiceCare in The Berkshires. She has also served on the Pittsfield School Committee.

Sullivan holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and criminal justice from Westfield State College and is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. She and her husband live in Pittsfield.


Berkshire County Arc appoints Robandt

Amy Robandt has been named director of family services at Berkshire County Arc, the organization has announced.

In this role, Robandt will oversee the management of Berkshire County Arc’s Adult Family Care Program as well as the Central and Southern Berkshire County Family Support Center.

She has been with Berkshire County Arc for five years, and will transition from her current position of case manager/family service advocate on May 19. Robandt will soon be receiving a master’s degree in social work from SUNY Albany.

The Adult Family Care Program provides individuals with disabilities over the age of 16 with the assistance they need with daily living so that they can continue to live at home.

The Central and Southern Berkshire Family Support Center is comprised of a variety of services, including, spring and summer camps, family training’s, a resource library and parent networking.


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