The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board meets the employment needs of businesses and workers by supporting partnerships with industry, education and workforce organizations. We design and execute workforce development programs across the Berkshires that strengthen the skills of Berkshire youth and adults. We create pathways to connect young people to an array of career readiness activities while meeting the needs of business.

The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board is composed of knowledgeable and influential business and community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Pittsfield on behalf of the thirty-two communities in Berkshire County.  The board serves as the oversight and policy-making body for federally funded employment and training services in the region. The board also has the broader role of addressing critical labor market issues and developing strategic partnerships with local leaders in economic development, the K-12 and higher education system, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community-based and labor organizations.


To provide leadership for workforce development in Berkshire County by aligning education and training with local labor market needs.

The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board’s vision is to excel as the primary workforce resource in Berkshire County area for labor market information, skills enhancement, customized training, and youth college/career readiness programming. Working in partnership with business and industry, economic development organizations, education, labor, community agencies, government agencies and individuals, we provide quality workforce development activities resulting in a skilled workforce that exceeds the needs of today’s employers and tomorrow’s job challenges.


Get to know our organization better by learning about our board of directors, partners, key initiatives, and more below!

Our Board of Directors & Partners
Key Initiatives
Governance & Downloads


Heather P. Boulger

Executive Director

Email Heather
(413) 442-7177 x150

Heather Shogry-Williams

Youth Director

Email Heather
(413) 442-7177 x151

Lauren Paro

Office Executive

Email Lauren
(413) 442-7177 x152

Shannon Zayac

Manager, Industry Relations

Email Shannon
(413) 442-7177 x118

Sara Milano

Industry Coordinator

Email Sara
(413) 442-7177 x153

Kat Toomey

Youth Program Specialist

Email Kat
(413) 442-7177 x120