MEET THE TEAM

Meet the team, Cynthia Segui

Cynthia Segui, LICSW

Clinical Director

Cynthia Segui proudly serves as Commonwealth Collaborative’s Clinical Director. Cynthia is driven to help individuals heal and brings that passion to her role as our Clinical Director. She oversees all aspects of our program to ensure we are delivering the best possible care to every individual who walks through our door. Cynthia most recently worked as the Family Support Coordinator at CHP. She also previously served as the Clinical Director/Assistant Program Director of Phoenix House in Pittsfield. 

Cynthia received her MSW from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and began her career working for Columbia University. During this time, she helped unhoused individuals in NYC find recovery from substance use. Cynthia has lived in Berkshire County for the last 15 years and is involved in many local organizations and initiatives. Outside of the office, Cynthia can be found kayaking, skiing the local mountains, or enjoying music at Tanglewood.

Meet the team, Ryan Sears

Ryan Sears

Executive Director

In his role as our Executive Director, Ryan oversees the day-to-day operations of our program. Ryan combines his leadership experience with his talents for helping clients in a one-on-one capacity. However, Ryan views his primary responsibility as supporting our clinicians in their mission to provide exceptional treatment for every participant. Ryan’s journey of helping individuals to find their own path to recovery has led him to various roles. These include positions as a Recovery Coach, Therapeutic Companion, Project Manager, Business Development Associate and Operations Director. 

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is a certified CCAR Recovery Coach & Trainer. Ryan is a Western Massachusetts native who enjoys playing hockey, reading, rock climbing and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Meet the team, Dylan Woods

Dylan Woods

Chief Enthusiasm Officer

With over a decade of experience in the recovery field, Dylan brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his day-to-day function as our CEO. Dylan believes that everyone is capable of creating their own version of a joyful life in recovery. Moreover, Dylan is an ordained interfaith minister, passionate rock climber and endurance athlete. A true Ironman, Dylan works tirelessly to help others, and his enthusiasm for life and recovery are infectious.

Dylan has pursued a variety of educational interests and is a certified CCAR Recovery Coach & Trainer, LADC educated at UMass Boston and a NOLS alumni of University of Utah. Originally from Cape Cod, Dylan fell in love with Berkshire County 10 years ago and has been living in Great Barrington ever since. He is relentless in his pursuit to help people in their recovery journey and create strong and lasting community relationships.

Staff member, Will Erdman

Will Erdman

Outreach Coordinator

As our Outreach Coordinator, Will is our conduit to the greater community. Will connects our participants and our team with community causes, organizations and events. Additionally, he builds connections with the local recovery community and provides adventurous outdoor activities for our clients. Will pairs his cross-industry marketing experience with his deep commitment to help individuals find recovery. He holds both CCAR Recovery Coach Professional (RCP) and Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) certifications.

Will began his career in the mental health field working one-on-one with individuals at residential and extended care organizations. During this time, he gained an affinity for helping people develop strong recovery skills. Will’s experience working with a broad range of complex mental health conditions including substance use disorder, mood disorders, and dual diagnoses. He believes in creating relationships rooted in compassion, attentiveness and respect. 

Originally from Pennsylvania, Will has called the Berkshires home for the past five years. In his free time, he’ll be outdoors, cycling, climbing, hiking and taking in the beautiful surroundings that Great Barrington has to offer.

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