Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley, Inc.

Human Rights

Our Mission

To assist the Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley to affirm, promote, and protect the human rights and civil rights of individuals served and to monitor and review the activities of the agencies with regard to the human and civil rights of those individuals consistent with the requirements of 115 CMR 3.09.

The Human Rights Committee

The Human Rights Committee is an independent provider agency committee appointed in accordance with DDS regulations. These committees are charged with the review and approval of behavior plans, review of restraint orders, restrictive procedures, and investigations. They also provide advice to their agency director regarding the agency’s policies and procedures.
      • Individual – Chairperson: Michael Chmeal
      • Psychologist – Vice-Chairperson: John Struth
      • Registered Nurse: Mary Jo Gallagher
      • Human Rights Coordinator:  Amy Sullivan
      • Attorney: Bernie Cohen
      • Individual: Margaret Muller

If you would like to join The Human Rights Committee please contact Amy Sullivan, Human Rights Coordinator, at (413) 782-2500 or .