Early Childhood Staff

Early Childhood Staff

The Early Childhood staff at the Collaborative are a dedicated group of professionals in the field of early education and care. We bring a wealth of expertise and experience to our work with community families, schools, and programs to address issues faced by families and young children on a local, state, and national level.

Desiree Lalbeharie-Josias
Position: 
Director of Early Childhood
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5561
Email: 
dlalbehariejosias@collaborative.org
Nancy Ward Headshot
Position: 
Project Director
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5573
Email: 
nward@collaborative.org
Gina Pioggia Headshot
Position: 
Training Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5571
Email: 
gpioggia@collaborative.org
Emily Bouvier photo
Position: 
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5568
Email: 
ebouvier@collaborative.org
Sarah Lusardi
Position: 
Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5567
Email: 
slusardi@collaborative.org
Position: 
SEL/APL Professional Development Project Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5565
Email: 
cklimczak@collaborative.org
Position: 
Coordinator, Ware Family Center
Phone: 
413-967-8127
Position: 
Playgroup Facilitator
Phone: 
413-967-8127
Phone: 
413-283-6246
Position: 
Administrative Assistant at the Palmer/Monson Family Network
Phone: 
413-283-6246