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William Monterosso

Executive Director

West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Inc

HQ Phone:  (304) 205-7970

Direct Phone: (304) ***-****direct phone

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West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Inc

400 Allen Drive Suite 100

Charleston, West Virginia, 25302

United States

Company Description

The West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities is an association with two distinct missions. One side of WV-ARF is an association consisting of a membership of 30-plus Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs) throughout the state. WV-ARF offers i...more

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Employment History

Executive Director

Office of Employment and Training


Director

Berkshire Works


Mayor

The Berkshire Eagle


Director

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council


Executive Director

Employment


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WVARF

William Monterosso
Executive Director Phone: (304) 444-2400 Email: wmonterosso@wvarf.org


http://www.berkshireeagle.com/local/ci_26846458/emails-point-concerns-over-inappropriate-behavior-by-former

Emails point to concerns over 'inappropriate behavior' by former BerkshireWorks executive director William Monterosso
Collins' email followed his investigation of the allegations against Monterosso made by the staff he supervised at BerkshireWorks. In that email to DeAngelo, Collins' investigation revealed a picture of Monterosso that disturbed him to the point he threatened to contact "the State and Feds to file formal sexual harassment charges" if "immediate action is not taken." As a result, Monterosso was placed on paid leave April 9 and he resigned on May 19. An agreement between the city of Pittsfield and Monterosso let him receive financial payment and remain on the position's health insurance plan through July 31. Meanwhile, a representative of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination last week confirmed "two active cases against William Monterosso and the BerkshireWorks Career Center" filed in September by BerkshireWorks employees. In early April, the emails reveal, BerkshireWorks employees told Collins that Monterosso had slapped their bottoms, gave unwanted back rubs, used copious profanity "in front of persons [Monterosso] did not know," and publicly made sexist comments in a period spanning "the past few weeks." Monterosso, 49 at the time, had occupied the position for less than three months before allegations surfaced, causing the city to place him on paid leave starting April 9. A Pittsfield native, 1982 Taconic High School graduate and ex-Marine with prior workforce development experience as executive director with the Office of Employment and Training in Kentucky and earlier in West Virginia, Monterosso ended his brief stint at the head of BerkshireWorks when he resigned on May 19. In the meantime, rumors flew and Pittsfield officials kept mum. Throughout the ordeal, Pittsfield Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi, who appointed Monterosso to the job in late January, declined comment on the situation, deeming it "a personnel matter." Monterosso succeeded John Barrett III, the former North Adams mayor, who was appointed to the job in 2011 by then-mayor James M. Ruberto. The emails reveal that multiple investigations took place in April, mostly comprised of interviews with staff of BerkshireWorks' office on 160 North St. in Pittsfield and others who had interacted with Monterosso in the course of his work. Collins said Monterosso had "called a female employee 'honey' on the phone, so she hung up. In a later meeting between the two, Monterosso allegedly "touched the hand of the same employee and pulled his chair close to hers, which was observed by several employees." An ex-employee of the former North Adams Regional Hospital - the alleged incident occurred shortly after the hospital closed in late March - told Collins that Monterosso said to her that "he would never hold up her unemployment but might have to slap her bottom five times." At a public meeting at the North Adams American Legion concerning the hospital's closing - one primarily attended by women, Monterosso allegedly commented publicly that "the place smelled like tuna" and he "might have a hot flash" because "there was a lot of estrogen in the room." Dooling agreed to escalate actions against Monterosso in an April 11 email to Suzanne Quersher, director of labor relations for the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, and Alice Sweeney, director of state Department of Career Services. Earlier, sources say, Monterosso had stormed into BerkshireWorks and confronted employees after he was first notified of his suspension and told to stay away from the office. His suspension apparently did little to alleviate employees' fears of the unraveling situation. In an April 11 email to Dooling and two days after Monterosso was placed on paid leave, Nash said staff feared Monterosso might again burst into BerkshireWorks' weekly meeting on Friday morning. "The concern was that [Monterosso] still has a key to the building and access to weapons. Whoever that person was, sources within the agency said it was not Monterosso. Shortly thereafter, locksmiths changed the locks on the building and BerkshireWorks invalidated Monterosso's security access. 'Allegations baseless' Monterosso resigned May 19 after Nuciforo, his attorney, and the city's Personnel Department hammered out an agreement whereby Monterosso would continue to receive pay and health insurance until July 31, nearly 2 ½ months after his resignation. On Oct. 14, DeAngelo, the city's personnel director, rejected an Eagle public records request asking for "copies of all public records resulting in all investigations into the employment of William Monterosso" on grounds that the "records you are requesting are comprised of witness statements ... that were taken out of the public view and the witnesses told me that they wanted their statements to be confidential." Monterosso had 15 years of previous experience in the workforce development field. He most recently had served as the executive director of the West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities. Sources say he has left the area.


http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/ci_25799580/berkshireworks-executive-director-william-monterosso-resigns

Update: BerkshireWorks Executive Director William Monterosso resigns
WIlliam Monterosso has resigned as executive director of BerkshireWorks Career Center. WIlliam Monterosso has resigned as executive director of BerkshireWorks Career Center. (Ben Garver / Berkshire Eagle Staff) PITTSFIELD - William Monterosso has resigned as the executive director of the BerkshireWorks Career Center, a spokeswoman for the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said on Tuesday. A Pittsfield native, Monterosso was hired in January by Pittsfield Mayor Daniel L. Bianchi. Bianchi confirmed that Monterosso had resigned, but declined to comment on the reasons why. The city had been conducting an investigation relating to Monterosso's employment status, although officials have declined to elaborate on the reason. Although BerkshireWorks is a quasi-public agency, Monterosso was employed by Berkshire Training and Employment. The mayor of Pittsfield is the appointing authority for the executive director's position by virtue of being the leading elected official of the county's largest municipality. Monterosso had 15 years of previous experience in the workforce development field. He most recently had served as the executive director of the West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.


http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/ci_25731352/probe-into-berkshireworks-head-likely-take-lsquo-weeks

Monterosso, who was hired in January, was put on paid administrative leave by the city about a month ago.
Although BerkshireWorks is a quasi-public agency, Monterosso is a city employee. The decision to temporarily remove Monterosso hasn't affected the employment and job-training programs offered at the career center on 160 North St. Monterosso's voice is still on the executive director's voice mail at the BerkshireWorks Career Center. Reached by telephone on Wednesday, Monterosso referred inquires to his attorney, Andrea F. Nuciforo Jr. of Pittsfield. A Pittsfield native, Monterosso has 15 years of previous experience in the workforce development field, most recently serving as the executive director of the West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.


http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/ci_25580378/three-months-into-job-berkshireworks-head-monterosso-paid

WIlliam Monterosso was named executive director of the BerkshireWorks Career Center in January.
WIlliam Monterosso was named executive director of the BerkshireWorks Career Center in January. (Ben Garver/ Berkshire Eagle Staff) PITTSFIELD -- William Monterosso is on paid leave from his job as executive director of the BerkshireWorks Career Center, according to sources familiar with the operation. Officials aren't commenting publicly on Monterosso's job status with the county's employment agency. Monterosso, who once headed Kentucky's Office of Employment and Training, was three months into the job. Bianchi appointed Monterosso, a Pittsfield native, to the post. Monterosso did not return telephone messages left Wednesday on his cellphone and at BerkshireWorks. No one answered the door at his residence. Monterosso's voice was still on the BerkshireWorks executive director's voicemail on Wednesday. A 1982 graduate of Taconic High School, Monterosso was hired by Bianchi in early January to replace former North Adams Mayor John Barrett III as the agency's executive director. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Monterosso came to Pittsfield after having served as the executive director of the West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities since July 2012. WVARF is a nonprofit whose membership is comprised of community rehabilitiation programs that serve people with various disabilities. Monterosso served as executive director of the Office of Employment and Training in Kentucky from 2010 to 2012, and as the program director of West Virginia's Workforce Investment Board.


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