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BSCS Leadership Team


Daurice Cox, Psy.D., CAS

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Cox has been working in non-profit services and clinics since 1986. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Fitchburg State College followed by a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College. In 1994, she graduated from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is a Certified Addiction Specialist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and licensed Psychologist.

Dr. Cox has been with Bay State Community Services (BSCS) since 1995. She began as the Director of Clinical Services overseeing the agency’s five outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics and four residential programs. During her tenure, she has played a critical role in the development of programs, services, and best practices. In December of 2014, Dr. Cox became the agency’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to her responsibilities at BSCS, Dr. Cox also teaches psychology to undergraduate students at Boston University.

Marta Reese

Marta Reese, CPA, Inactive

Chief Financial Officer

Marta Reese has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bay State Community Services (BSCS) since 2004. Prior to taking on the role of CFO, Marta was the Accounting Manager for nine years.

Marta began her professional career at Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) as a Certified Public Accountant. After working as an audit manager for five years in Seattle, Marta then joined Coopers’ National office where she assisted in developing technical accounting and auditing policies.

Marta received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. She became a licensed CPA in 1977 and is currently inactive. Outside of BSCS, Marta serves as the treasurer of the First Parish Unitarian Church in Norwell, Massachusetts.


Foss, Brian

Brian M. Foss, M.S., LICSW

Chief Operating Officer

Brian joined Bay State Community Services (BSCS) in April of 2014, bringing with him extensive experience in a variety of human services positions since 1983. Prior to joining the agency, he served for 13 years as Chief Operating Officer of Community Care Services in Taunton. He assisted in the merger of Community Care Services with Justice Resource Institute (JRI) and served as Director of Operations for JRI. Prior to joining Community Care Services, Brian was a Senior Vice President at the Center for Health and Human Services in New Bedford for 15 years.

Brian is responsible for supervising the operations of BSCS’ Accreditation, Risk Management, Compliance, Licensing, and Quality Assurance departments. Additionally, Brian has responsibility in programmatic functions including Children’s Services – Plymouth Division, which includes CSA-Plymouth and home based and clinic operations. He established an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and provides leadership management for all parts of the agency. He is responsible for developing new agency initiatives and acts as an adviser to the CEO regarding business strategies.

Brian chairs BSCS’ Compliance and Risk Prevention and Management committees. Brian also serves as a board member of Project Independence, a New Bedford, Massachusetts adult day care provider, and he formerly served as Board Treasurer of the Massachusetts Adult Day Services Association from 2003 through 2010.

Brian received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island, Master of Social Work from Rhode Island College, and Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Salve Regina University.


Burke, Theresa

Theresa Burke, M.A., LMHC

Vice President of Children’s Services – Coastal

Theresa has worked at Bay State Community Services since 1998 when she joined the Coastal Home Based team working as an outreach clinician. Theresa has since served as Program Coordinator of the Family Stabilization Team, Program Director of the Home Based Program and Director of Child and Family Services.

As Vice President of Children’s Services – Coastal, Theresa is responsible for overseeing the Coastal CBHI Programs, DMH after school and community-based programs, the Coastal Lead Agency, the DeVanna Center, and the Quincy Family Resource Center.

Theresa has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Niagara University, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and is licensed as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts. She has previously worked as a Social Worker at DCF (formerly DSS).


Maria F. Melpignano, M.A., LICSW

Vice President of Residential Services

Maria joined Bay State Community Services (BSCS) in 2006 as Program Director of the Coastal STARR program in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Maria served as Program Director of Coastal STARR for 8 years. Prior to coming to BSCS, Maria was the clinical director for an adolescent substance abuse program located in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

As Vice President of Residential Services, Maria is responsible for overseeing the agency’s four residential programs for adolescents: Coastal STARR, Plymouth STARR, Granite House, and Beal Street. Maria received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross and a Masters in Social Work from Boston University.


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Alejandro Rivera

Vice President of Prevention Services

Alejandro has been with Bay State Community Services since September of 1993. He oversees the research, policy development, strategic planning, and program development of all prevention efforts undertaken at the agency.

For more than 18 years, Alejandro, a Chilean native, has been involved in the development of substance abuse prevention initiatives and addressing public health issues.

In addition, Alejandro has been involved in the development of several South Shore coalitions addressing public health issues, and has participated in a number of advisory boards at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.