LEADERSHIP DIRECTORY

The Northeast Region consists of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Quebec, and the Eastern Provinces of Canada. The Region has many opportunities for membership involvement, including area representation and volunteer positions.  Please contact any member of the Steering Committee for information regarding NACADA.

Region Chair 

Melissa Jenkins, Bentley University, Region Chair (2017-2019)

Region Conference Chairs - 2019

Christyn Carey, Stonehill College, (2018-2020) 

Region Steering Committee

Melissa Jenkins, Bentley University, Region Chair (2017-2019)
Jennifer Fath, University of Vermont, Past Region Chair (2015-2017)
Mara Gould, University of Massachusetts- Boston, Conference Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Christyn Carey, Stonehill College, Conference Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Benjamin McNamee, University of Massachusetts- Boston, Communications Co-Chair (2016-2018)
Dariel "DT" Henry, Massasoit Community College, Communications Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Alexandra Ressing, University of Massachusetts- Boston, Awards & Recognition Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Joseph Murphy, University at Albany, Awards & Recognition Co-Chair (2018-2020) 
Joshua Hine, The College at Brockport, Budget Chair (2015-2018)
Art Esposito, Membership Co-Chair (2016-2018)
Autumn Grant, Northeastern University, Membership Co-Chair (2018-2020)

Liaisons
Canada: Newfoundland & Labrador, TBD
Canada: Quebec, TBD
Neil Cole, University of New Brunswick, Canada: Maritimes Liaison (2015-2019)
Helena Cole, University of New Haven, Connecticut Liaison (2018-2020)
Kathryn McGill-Cavallero, University of New England, Maine Liaison (2018-2020)
Stefanie Gouveia, Northeastern University, Massachusetts Liaison (2018-2020)
Leah Richards, Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire Liaison (2017-2019)
Michael Geroux, University of Albany, New York Liasion (2018-2020)
Stacia White, Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island Liaison (2017-2019)
Travis Perry, University of Vermont, Vermont Liaison (2018-2020)

Site Selection 2019
Jennifer Fath, University of Vermont
Travis Perry, University of Vermont

Site Selection 2020
Sarah Schiedel, University of CT
Travis Perry, University of CT

Region Conference Committee - 2019

Melissa Jenkins, Bentley University, Region 1 Chair (2017-2019)
Jennifer Fath, University of Vermont, Past Region 1 Chair (2017-2019)
Mara Gould, University of Massachusetts- Boston, Conference Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Christyn Carey, Stonehill College, Conference Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Susan Kolls, Northeastern University, Site Selection Co-Chair (2019) 
Jennifer Fath, University of Vermont, Site Selection Co-Chair & Hospitality/Reception/Vendor/Region 1 Cares Co-Chair (2019)
Travis Perry, University of Vermont, Hospitality/Reception/Vendor/Region 1 Cares Co-Chair (2019)
Sarah Scheidel, University of Connecticut, Hospitality/Reception/Vendor/Region 1 Cares Co-Chair (2020)
Carlton Jones, University of Connecticut, Hospitality/Reception/Vendor/Region 1 Cares Co-Chair (2020)
Jen Drake-Deese, Keene State University, Program Co-Chair (2018-2019)
Tara Maroney, University of Bridgeport, Program Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Sarah Scheidel, University of Connecticut, Registration Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Rebecca Meaney, UMass Boston, Registration Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Janine Bradley, UMass Boston, Volunteer Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Valerie Como, Bentley University, Volunteer Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Benjamin McNamee, University of Massachusetts- Boston, Communications/Newsletter Co-Chair, (2016-2019)
Dariel "DT" Henry, Massasoit Community College, Communication/Newsletter Co-Chair (2016-2018)
Ana Frega, UMass Boston, Evaluation Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Linda Searing, Nazareth College, Evaluation Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Ben Jameison, Harvard University, UnConference Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Cindy Firestein, Simmons College, UnConference Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Michael Geroux, University at Albany, General Member/Graduate Programs (2017-2019)
Joseph Murphy, University at Albany, General Member/Graduate Programs (2018-2020)
Tracy Mendham, Franklin Pierce University, General Member/First Timers Luncheon (2017-2020)
Terri Downing, Antioch University, General Member/First Timers Luncheon (2018-2020)


Region 1 Operating Principles / Steering Committees

I.  Steering Committee
The Steering Committee meets at least twice annually in person – at the National and Regional Conferences. In addition, there may be up to two teleconferences, as needed.

Role of the Steering Committee

  • Promote NACADA and academic advising on institutional, state, regional and national levels
  • Provide professional development and leadership opportunities for region members
  • Support the Mission and Strategic Goals of NACADA

II.  Steering Committee Membership and Responsibilities
Region Chair – Elected every two years by current Region I NACADA members

  • Steering Committee Chair
  • Regional reporting to Executive Office
  • Region budget
  • Conference budget approval
  • Drive-in budget approval
  • Appointment of Steering Committee members
  • Coordinate Steering Committee meetings and teleconferences
  • Coordinate Academic Advising Excellence Award program
  • Attend region and national conferences
  • Attend region conference planning meetings
  • Oversee all activities of the Region

Past Region Chair

  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the region chair and the region conference chairs
  • Support current region chair
  • Attend region and national conferences, if possible

(Terms for Region Chairs begin at the end of the annual National Conference. Terms for all other Steering Committee members begins at the annual Regional Conference)

Current Conference Chair(s)

  • Liaison between conference committee and steering committee
  • Chair conference planning committee
  • Conference budget approval
  • Attend region conference
  • Attend national conference and conference chair training session, if possible

Past Conference Chair

  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the current conference chair
  • Assist with conference budget
  • Assist Site Selection Chair
  • Attend region and national conferences, if possible

 Future Conference Chair (when possible)

  • Support current conference chair
  • Review budget procedures
  • Attend region conference
  • Attend national conferences, if possible

Site Selection Chair

  • Establish sites for future NACADA Region 1 Conferences, for two years forward (for example, the first Site Selection Chair, appointed in 2008, will establish site for 2010 and 2011 regional conferences. The next Site Selection Chair will be appointed in 2010, and will establish sites for 2012 and 2013)
  • Assist in the development of annual region budget
  • Attend region conferences
  • Attend national conferences, if possible Communication and Membership Chair
  • Ensure that Region 1 web materials are accurate
  • Ensure that Region 1 newsletter is coordinated and published at least four times per year
  • Coordinate membership campaigns within region
  • Coordinate Region 1 Expertise and Interests database
  • Assist in the development of annual region budget
  • Record and post minutes of Steering Committee meetings and teleconferences
  • Attend region and national conferences, if possible

Awards and Recognition Chair

  • Assist Region Chair in coordination of Academic Advising Excellence Award program
  • Coordinate all other regional award and scholarship activities, including notification of membership, review of application, communication with winners, etc.
  • Provide Communication chair with updates for regional website regarding awards and scholarships
  • Assist in the development of annual region budget
  • Attend region and national conferences, if possible

Budget Chair

  • Assist Region Chair and Conference Chair in development of annual budgets
  • Reconcile all reimbursement requests
  • Reconcile annual Region and Region Conference Budgets
  • Participate in goal setting for the region
  • Attend region and national conferences, if possible

Area Liaisons

  • Present state/province issues to steering committee
  • Promote NACADA and academic advising throughout state/province
  • Identify NACADA members in the area for involvement in regional activities
  • Participate in goal setting for the region
  • Assist in the development of the annual region budget
  • Assist in NACADA regional activities
  • Attend region conferences
  • Attend national conferences, if possible

III.  Area Liaison Information

Area Liaisons will be appointed by the Region Chair and will serve for two years. Area Liaisons can serve for two consecutive terms. The Region Chair and Steering Committee are charged with securing state liaisons who represent the diversity of our organization.

Region One includes the following areas:

  • Canada, Atlantic Provinces – 1 or 2 Liaison(s)
  • Canada, Quebec – 1 Liaison
  • Connecticut – 1 Liaison
  • Maine – 1 Liaison
  • Massachusetts – 1 Liaison
  • New Hampshire – 1 Liaison
  • New York – 2 Liaisons, representing Eastern and Western New York
  • Rhode Island – 1 Liaison
  • Vermont – 1 Liaison

In the event that we are unable to secure a liaison for each area, we may opt for one liaison for Connecticut and Rhode Island, 1 for New Hampshire and Vermont, 1 for Canada and 1 for New York. Every effort will be made, however, to have a full contingent of liaisons.

In the event of an unexpected vacancy the Region Chair and Steering Committee will appoint an appropriate replacement to complete the remainder of the term. This replacement can, if desired, complete two full terms in addition to the replacement period.

IV.  Annual Conference
Annual Region 1 conference are held in locations accessible to all areas of Region 1. When possible, the conference will rotate among the areas as follows:

  • Maine
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • Connecticut
  • Canada
  • Rhode Island
  • New Hampshire

If for any reason an area cannot host, the next area in the rotation will be the host site.

V.  Region Awards and Scholarships
Each year Region 1 chooses to recognize excellence in advising with awards and scholarships. Information about these programs, as well as a list of past winners, can be found on the Region 1 website.

VI.  Amendments to Operating Principles

  • Amendments to the Operating Principles of Region One can be initiated by any member of the region
  • Suggestions for change must be submitted to an individual’s area liaison by February 1st
  • The Steering Committee must approve all changes prior to membership vote. Changes will be official when made by a majority vote at the regional conference
  • Communication of changes to this current document will be made by electronic communication to regional membership

VII.  Review of Operating Principles
The Operating Principles must be reviewed at least every three years to be current with the NACADA mission and goals.