April 4, 2024- PITTSFIELD, MA – Amy Thomson was recently named Vice President of Human Resources for the Brien Center, Berkshire County’s largest behavioral health provider. In her new position, she will provide strategic direction and oversight for all aspects of the Human Resources functional areas including recruitment and retention, employee relations, compensation & benefits, performance management and professional development.

Immediately prior to joining The Brien Center, Thomson served as the Vice President of Human Resources for the Annie Selke Companies. Other career positions include Director of Human Resources for Berkshire Healthcare Systems’ Long Term Care Division, Vice President of Human Resources for Legacy Banks and Director of HR for Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club. She is a resident of Pittsfield, MA.

“We are excited that Amy has joined our leadership team, “said Christine Macbeth, President and CEO of the Brien Center. “The agency will benefit from her 30+ years in Human Resources and her skills in employee relations, compliance and benefit management, performance management and strategic focus. Her previous experience will serve her well as she leads her team in developing and implementing efficient and creative initiatives that will advance the HR components of the organization’s strategic plan.”

Thomson earned a Masters’ Degree in Human Resources Management from Leslie University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College. She enjoys skiing, hiking, horseback riding and spending quality time with family and friends.

About the Brien Center: The Brien Center is a community-based, non-profit agency with over 100 years of history in providing a continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults, and families with serious and persistent mental health and substance use disorders. The agency provides services to close to 10,000 individuals annually.