Ricky Fareira

Ricky Fareira
Independent Living Program Director
(413) 442-7047 Ext. 25

I grew up in Queens, NY and attended Hofstra University on Long Island, NY. I have always had a passion
for helping people. I entered the human service field in my early 20s.

How did you get involved in the Independent Living Movement?

I began my career in disability advocacy in 1998 providing services to adults and youth with developmental and physical disabilities. Eventually, I moved into program management roles allowing me to develop my passion for advocacy and work more closely with families and service providers. My passion for the field has led me here, working with the amazing staff here at Ad Lib Inc helping as many as we can within the Berkshires.

Fun Fact:
  • My favorite dish is Jambalaya.
  • I’m a big fan of indie and documentary films.
Something that may surprise you about me:

I love roller coasters and other thrill type rides.

Other Team Members

Erin LaytonErin Layton

Operations Specialist/Human Resources

Jennifer KnowltonJennifer Knowlton


Jennifer MundyJennifer Mundy

Skills Trainer

Jennifer VigeantJennifer Vigeant

Skills Trainer

Jessica VickeryJessica Vickery

Intake & Admissions Coordinator

Jill AllessioJill Allessio

Skills Trainer

Kayla BoothKayla Booth

Business Office Manager

Kim WinterKim Winter

Administrative Coordinator

Kyla WhiteKyla White

PCA Administrative Coordinator

Mary Ellen RahillyMary Ellen Rahilly

Options Counselor

Megan BonnevilleMegan Bonneville

PCM Supervisor/Skills Trainer

Melissa AhlenMelissa Ahlen

Skills Trainer

Ryan MulcahyRyan Mulcahy

Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP) Counselor

Samantha BertolinoSamantha Bertolino

VR-IL Coordinator

Shawn RobitailleShawn Robitaille


Sherilyn AdamsSherilyn Adams

PCM Director

Sophie SchrumSophie Shrum

Nursing Home Transition Coordinator

Tami Stevens-GoerlachTami Stevens-Goerlach

PCA Administrative Coordinator

Teesha MurrellTeesha Murrell


Tia DemaryTia Demary

Skills Trainer

Tim DillonTim Dillon


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Our Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program allows eligible individuals to hire personal care attendants to help them do the things they can’t do for themselves.