Meet our staff

Our team of professionals is here to serve your retirement needs.

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Sheila LaBarbera

Executive Director

Sheila has been with the BCRB since 1996 and resides in Pittsfield. Contact Sheila regarding pensions, disability pensions, scheduling seminars and retirement counseling.

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Jill Hersey

Retirement Coordinator

Jill came to the BCRB in August 2021, with a strong financial background having worked in banking for over 14 years. She resides in Pittsfield with her daughter, and is currently working towards attaining a bachelor degree in Management & Marketing. 

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Brian Shepard

Retirement Coordinator

Brian started with us in December of 2021. He comes from a background in Financial Advising and Investing. He is a Graduate of MCLA with a major in Business Administration and currently resides in North Adams with his wife and son.