Seabrook House has announced the promotion of Berty Kurtz from operations manager to executive director of Seabrook House West, an extended care facility for men recovering from addiction located in Westfield, Pa.
“Berty’s promotion is well-deserved for all of her hard work over the past five years,” said Matthew J. Wolf, vice president of business operations for Seabrook House.
Kurtz, a resident of Westfield, has been with Seabrook West since before it opened. She was hired in September 2007 as an administrative assistant, but after a few months it was clear she had more to offer. She was promoted to operations manager, overseeing the daily operations of the facility.
Since then, Kurtz has flourished in her role and has led the growth of Seabrook West from less than 10 residents to the maximum capacity of 26. Under her leadership Seabrook West has never received a deficiency during licensing inspections. Further, in 2010, Seabrook West became one of only a few transitional living facilities in the nation to receive full accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
In her role as executive director, Kurtz will help design, develop and implement strategic plans for Seabrook West, as well as continuing to oversee day-to-day operations and supervising the facility’s 14 full and part-time employees.
“I feel very honored to have been selected as executive director of Seabrook West,” Kurtz said. “My colleagues at Seabrook House and Seabrook West have been very supportive of me, enabling me to achieve far more than I thought possible. In this new role, I intend to make our excellent program even better.”