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Karen Baumbach
Karen has been with Ecu-Health Care since 2002. As the Executive Director, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the program.  Karen is also directly involved in the screening and helps individuals and families enroll in any and all available health care programs.

Karen has received training as a SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Counselor, so she is trained in offering Medicare Beneficiaries of all ages information and options regarding their insurance options. 

In the Fall of 2004, Karen completed the Berkshire Leadership Program sponsored by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. The Berkshire Leadership Program seeks, prepares, involves and sustains leaders from diverse backgrounds who are committed and competent to address community challenges and improve the quality of life in the Berkshires.

In the fall of 2006 Ms. Baumbach won a special community service award from the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition for her exemplary service to the commmunity. This was in recognition of her leadership in making North Berkshire the community wth the most residents enrolled, per capita, in Prescription Advantage, the state's prescription drug plan for elders and the disabled. She can be reached at kbaumbach@bhs1.org

Michele Farrance
Michele Farrance, a health coverage counselor, joined Ecu-Health Care in July, 2016.  Ms. Farrance also works currently for the town of Readsboro.  She previously worked as the Administrative Assistant for the Readsboro Central School where she worked closely with the staff to create a nurturning enviornment for the development of the students.  Ms. Farrance also comes to Ecu-Health Care with a background as a patient coordinator and program support administrator at the Deerfield Valley Medical Center.  She can be reached at mfarrance@bhs1.org

Pat Flaherty

Pat Flaherty, our officer manager has over 25 years experience in the health and human services field. Previously at Williamstown Medical Associates she was the Administrative Assistant to the Administrator and at the Brien Center she was an Administrative Assistant and Case manager/Finanical Planner for the Guardianship program. She can be reached at pflaherty@bhs1.org



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