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 Committee shall be composed of a minimum of five (5) members, at least three (3) of whom shall be individuals receiving services or supports provided, purchased, or arranged by the department, or parents, guardians, or advocates for such individuals; no member may have direct or indirect financial in the provider.

Chairperson/Attorney:  Bernie Cohen
Vice Chairperson/Psychologist:  John Struth
Registered Nurse:  Mary Jo Gallagher
Human Rights Coordinator:  Krystin Woodard
Family Member: Dorothy Nolte
Family Member: Kevin Bell
Individual:  Michael Chmael
Individual:  Tom Williams
Individual:  Dean Bell
Individual: Margaret Muller
Restraint Manager: Maria Tessier

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

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Human Rights Services