President & CEO, Berkshire Health Systems
As President and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) and a life-long resident of Berkshire County, Darlene Rodowicz has dedicated her career to advancing the health and wellbeing of the community she loves.
Darlene joined BHS in 1984 and has served on the system’s Executive Leadership Team since 2005. Over the decades, BHS has grown into an integrated system of more than 4,000 employees serving rural Berkshire County, and Darlene has played a crucial role in this evolution through her various leadership positions, including ensuring the financial strength of the organization during her 15 years as Chief Financial Officer.
She also frequently steps forward as a community leader and advocate, having served for years as chair of both the Berkshire Community College Board of Directors and the Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee. Darlene joined the Board of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association in January 2023, where she leads the Standing Committee on Finance. Additionally, she actively serves on the board of directors for the Berkshire Business Roundtable and is regularly consulted by the county’s business leaders for her expertise.
Darlene has skillfully navigated her professional career and her commitment to community service while raising four children, one two of whom followed her into the healthcare workforce—one serving as a nurse and the other as a pharmacist.
Darlene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Masters in Business Administration from Western New England College.