MEET THE TEAM
Cynthia Segui, LICSW
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.
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.
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.
Michael Schroth, CADAC
Michael’s role as our Outreach Director allows him to spend much of his time out in the community, creating partnerships and connecting our participants and staff to community causes, organizations and events. In addition to his clinical training and experience, Michael has an ingrained passion to aid those seeking to make changes in their lives, and helps ensure we are providing the best possible care to our participants.
Michael completed his clinical training at Westfield State University and is a credentialed CADAC, in addition to being a certified CCAR Recovery Coach and Trainer. Michael spent several years working in the behavioral health field, doing outreach for at-risk adolescents in Berkshire County and later as a clinician in a residential treatment facility.
Prior to entering the human services field, Michael attended Johnson & Wales in Providence for culinary training and spent many years as a chef before being called to help individuals with behavioral health needs. Michael is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, receiving certifications as an Outdoor Educator and Wilderness First Responder.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys getting outside, playing hockey and spending time with his young family.
In the role of Clinical Program Manager, Alexander “Alex” Brown is a primary therapist who specializes in assisting hospitality and tourism professionals through the recovery process. He is also responsible for developing and managing programs with community partners. Prior to working with Commonwealth Collaborative, Alex was the Manager of Clinical Operations for a health-technology company, where he built and managed a virtual recovery coaching and case management program. Before switching careers to mental health treatment, Alex worked in hospitality management for over a decade, in both hotels and restaurants. He also owns Recover Hospitality and CXN Travel, a consulting company and travel agency designed to make travel more accessible and enjoyable for individuals who struggle with mental health.
Alex received his MSW from Boston College with a concentration in clinical mental health and a certification in neuroscience for social work. He graduated magna cum laude from Rollins College, with degrees in economics and business, and has completed the Addiction Counseling Education Program at University of Massachusetts Boston. Alex is also a Certified Recovery Coach and trainer. Raised in New York City, Alex currently spends his time between Boston and the Berkshires and enjoys playing golf, skiing, traveling and spending time with his dog.
Celina became a valuable member of our team after devoting almost ten years to the field of social work. Her extensive experience brings a wealth of knowledge in mental health and substance use disorder treatment. With an unwavering belief in personal growth, Celina tirelessly assists her clients in exploring the underlying causes and conditions of their challenges.
With a specialization in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Celina possesses exceptional training in this transformative approach, which she incorporates into both group facilitation and individual therapy sessions. Her expertise in DBT empowers her to guide clients in building healthier coping mechanisms and developing skills for emotional regulation. By utilizing these skills, Celina creates opportunities to address traumatic experiences and instill hope for future endeavors. One of her greatest joys is witnessing clients transition from viewing themselves as “victims” to embracing the identity of “survivors.”
Beyond her experience working with adults contending with mental health disorders, Celina possesses a profound understanding of the unique needs of adolescents and young adults. Her dedication to better serving these populations has been pivotal in our efforts to enhance our services. Celina facilitates Young Adult IOP groups and serves as a primary therapist for individuals across all age groups.
Celina completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Westfield State University, graduating with a Master’s in Social Work in 2017. A native of the Berkshires, she deeply appreciates the beauty of our communities and finds joy in outdoor activity. Above all, Celina treasures quality time spent with her young family.
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