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Meet The Staff

Charlene Wisdom-Brown


Executive Director

Charlene brings over 16 years of experience in healthcare/retirement living to the Sweetwood family. Starting as an admissions coordinator in Texas serves as Charlene’s introduction to this ever changing industry. After many years of marketing in Texas a promotion and transfer to Washington State, assisting in branding and marketing a high end Memory Care Community, was offered.  Developing company culture and creating community growth opportunities were a few of her responsibilities.

While in Washington Charlene was able to connect with her awesome step-daughters Lauren and Julia. Many weekend trips to snowy mountains and Seattle shorelines with husband, Christopher, and girls created wonderful memories.

After five years in Washington a transfer and career opportunity in the Berkshires was presented. Prior to joining the Sweetwood team, Charlene served as the General Manager at local retirement community, Devonshire Estates.

Charlene looks forward to settling into her new role as Executive Director of Sweetwood and exploring the Berkshires with Christopher the Girls and their four-legged child, Beauty. In her free time she enjoys shopping, antiquing, hiking and once in a great while kicking the soccer ball around.

Amanda Plaine


Director of Marketing

Amanda comes to Sweetwood as a Licensed Social Worker with Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Long Term Care experience. Prior to arriving at Sweetwood, Amanda worked as a Social Worker at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center assisting in both admissions and marketing. An AmeriCorps alumni, Amanda was the Mentoring Program Manager at Railroad Street Youth Project in Great Barrington, MA.

She holds a degree in Social Work from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is overjoyed to be able to share her love of the Berkshires and all that Sweetwood has to offer to the community.

Stacey Adams


Director of Maintenance

Stacey has worked at Sweetwood of Williamstown for close to 19 years in the maintenance department and was recently promoted to Director of Environmental Services.  He has lived in this area his entire life, having gone to school at Clarksburg Elementary, and in high school went to McCann, where his studies focused on Electronics.  Stacey is the very proud father of two children; a 12 year old daughter and a 9 year old son.

Casey Ferriter


Business Office Manager

Casey, a native of Berkshire County, studied Clinical Psychology and Comparative Literature at Westfield State University and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She enjoys the natural beauty and small town, New England charm that the Berkshires afford. Although she is an avid traveler, she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

Casey has amassed ten years of business and human resources experience from her work as a retail manager and she is dedicated to providing quality, professional, and personalized service to both residents and staff at Sweetwood. She has been a part of the Sweetwood of Williamstown team since October of 2014.

Marica Rufo


Director of Housekeeping

Leah Parker


Activities Assistant