“As a person whose life was once defined by incarceration, trauma, addiction and hopelessness, I am grateful and humble to be a member of the Board of Directors of 2nd Street. It is with great pride that I sit amongst members who are fueled by the understanding that empowerment creates change.” — Gina Arnold, Member of Original Board of Directors
Jason Cuyler is serving as Executive Director of the program. A 22-year employee of the Sheriff’s Office, Jason was most recently a Case Management Coordinator for the Berkshire County House of Correction. In that role, he oversaw the daily operations of his team’s duties and responsibilities, which included, but were not limited to: administering initial screenings and questionnaires, establishing and maintaining counseling relationships with clients, assisting clients with post release coordination of services, assessing and analyzing information for the purpose of developing individualized treatment plans, addressing both institutional and community concerns and helping clients to establish and maintain relations with community agencies.
In addition to Jason’s primary duties and responsibilities, he serves on the Berkshire County Domestic Violence High Risk Team and the Christian Center, Berkshire United Way, and Hillcrest Educational Centers’ Board of Directors. He was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of Berkshire Community College. Jason received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and a Certificate in the field of Criminology, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a Massachusetts Licensed Social Worker.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of 2nd Street includes four people from the Sheriff’s Office, one representative of each of the other six founding community partners, three formerly incarcerated individuals, and members of the community at large with relevant experience, expertise, and perspective.
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Clinician, Brien Center
Exhibitions Research & Content Editor, Berkshire Museum
Licensed Social Worker, First and South Church Cathedral of the Beloved
Executive Director, Second Street Second Chances
Alex Daugherty, Vice President
Senior Probation Officer, Massachusetts Trial Court
Jennifer Dieringer, Vice President
Managing Attorney, Community Legal Aid
Pete Gazzillo, Treasurer
Director of Nutritional Health and Flexible Services, Berkshire Health Systems
Mark Gold, President
Of Counsel, Smith Green & Holmes, LLP
Executive Director, Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority
Town Administrator, Town of Adams
Superintendent, Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office
Correctional Caseworker/Women’s Re-Entry and Aftercare, Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office
Vice President of Marketing, Greylock Federal Credit Union
Trustee, The Donald C. McGraw Foundation
Reentry Specialist, Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office
Celia Norcross, Clerk
Dean of Students, Berkshire Community College
Senior Public Health Planner, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
Ben Sosne, Assistant Treasurer
Executive Director, Berkshire Innovation Center
Carpenter, AWC Construction