Board of Directors and Duties

The Board of Directors is the governing body for NAEP New England. The Board is made up of individuals from the NAEP membership. Voting members serve fixed terms that are periodically elected by the members of record from each member institution.

Board positions are organized into three primary groups. For more information on how these positions are established, please consult the NAEP NE By-laws

Ascending Positions

Non-Ascending Executive Positions

Non-Executive Positions

PRESIDENT – Voting

Incumbent: Steve Jagielo, University of Connecticut 

The President shall be the chief executive of the Association. He/She shall preside over board meetings and other meetings as deemed appropriate. With the exception of the Past President’s Advisory Committee, the president shall appoint committee chairpersons on an annual basis. He/She has primary responsibility for assuring the successful development, implementation and oversight of the annual conference and the annual conference site selection. The president serves as liaison with the national NAEP. The president also approves and communicates committee charges to the various committee chairpersons of the Association. He/She may designate other tasks to the board, committees and memberships as required. The president appoints committee chairpersons, and other special task forces as required.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – Voting

Incumbent: Jesse Mader, Southern New Hampshire University

The Executive Vice President shall serve as liaison between the board and the professional development committee and is responsible for overseeing the development, marketing and implementation of all educational professional development programs/seminars and workshops. The executive vice president also assists the president with planning the annual conference and identifying conference subject matter and faculty. The executive vice president may be asked by the president of the association to chair the annual conference committee, or serve as a liaison between that committee and the board. The executive vice president serves in the absence of the president.

Chair: Annual Conference Program Development Committee

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT – Voting

Incumbent: Lisa Fontes, Community college of Rhode Island

The First Vice President shall be responsible for recording the minutes of all business meetings and other meetings as deemed necessary unless designated to another board or committee member. All minutes shall be submitted for approval at the next board meeting. The First Vice President is responsible for overseeing the publishing of all association communication, unless designated to another board member, in accordance with board approval guidelines.

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT – Voting

Incumbent: Olga Bookas, Wesleyan University

The Associate Vice President shall be responsible for maintaining the membership database. He/she shall also be responsible for collection of membership dues and publication of the membership directory. He/she will assist the First Vice President with his/her duties. Member of the Marketing and Membership Committee.

TREASURER – Voting

Incumbent: Lita Adams, Springfield College

The Treasurer shall be responsible for overseeing the Association’s banking accounts. The authorization limits and procedures to expend funds from these accounts will be determined by the general guidelines issued by NAEP and by officers of the Association. The Treasurer assists the president in preparing all budgets. The treasurer shall provide all appropriate financial reports as required by NAEP. He/she presents a written report on the financial condition of the Association to the membership at the annual conference. The principal address of the Association shall be the employment address of the Treasurer.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – Voting

Incumbent: Stacey Wikar, Mount Holyoke College

The Immediate Past President serves as chairperson for Past Presidents’ Advisory Committee. He/she serves as the chair of the nominating committee. The immediate past president consults with the President as needed and serves as an ex officio member of the board except in those cases when a vote of the officers of the association results in a tie.

Chair: Past Presidents Advisory and Nominating Committee

MEMBERS AT LARGE – Non-Voting
A minimum of two (2) and maximum of four (4) Members At Large are chosen to perform duties as assigned by the President and assist in all aspects of each programming and conference hosted by NAEP-NE.

Current Incumbents:

  • Matt Cantone, Northeastern University
  • Paula Doyle, Bryant University
  • Alanna Yassanye, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Justin Goudreau, Wentworth Institute of Technology