Press Release Contact:
Jenise Lucey, Executive Director
Berkshire South Regional Community Center

Berkshire South Regional Community Center Appoints New Director of Wellness and Recreation

Great Barrington, MA – Berkshire South Regional Community Center ( announced today that Sam Gaughan has joined the Center as the Director of Wellness and Recreation. Sam brings a wealth of experience within the field of health, recreation and non-profits, having spent the past several years as an aquatics coordinator and program director for several YMCA’s across Massachusetts as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Brighton, MA.

Sam has his Bachelors Degree in Outdoor Recreation from Green Mountain College in Vermont.  He is certified as a Water Safety Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and is an instructor in Lifeguarding and CPR and First Aid. Not only skilled in wilderness survival, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking and wilderness cooking, he has experience working in children’s programs ranging from camps to after school programs. “We are so pleased to have Sam join the team with such a diverse background able to enhance our program scope in wellness and recreation for all ages and abilities.”

Berkshire South Regional Community Center is a non-profit entity offering a large array of programs servicing people of all ages. For over 10 years the Center continues to meet the needs of all and strives to be a location where people are linked with opportunity and local resources. From the senior citizen who builds a friendship in the water therapy class, to the family sharing a meal with others at a Community Supper, the Center is the place by which they connect and find a common purpose.

Berkshire South’s mission is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires. Berkshire South Regional Community Center is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization open to all, regardless of ability to pay.