Board of Directors
(January 2021-December 2021)
The NEPMA Board meets via Zoom monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 3pm, August-April. All members are welcome. If you are interested in attending any of these meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link and preparation so that you can fully participate in the conversation.
To e-mail the NEPMA Board, use email@example.com.
Tom Drapeau, ACE, Freedom Pest Control, MA
David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management, MA
Immediate Past President
Galvin J. Murphy, Yankee Pest Control, Inc., MA
Mike Bourdeau, ACE, Flynn Pest Control, MA
Bill Douglas, Eco Systems Pest Management, MA
The Education Committee develops the course criteria for all of the educational programs that NEPMA hosts. This committee will develop a syllabus and select speakers for each training session and ensure event promotion, registration, state credit approvals, and other meeting logistics are in place.
The Digital Committee manages and monitors NEPMA digital communications.
NEPMA has the following communication platforms:
- Monthly Controlling Interest e-newsletter
The Public Policy Committee monitors local, state, and regional governmental items relating to the pest management industry. They are the liaison between NEPMA, the state, and our lobbyists. The committee is the voice of the association with regards to developing feedback, supporting or arguing against proposed legislative bills and will use supportive assets to meet our goals including the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
Pesticide Advisory Council Representative
The Pesticide Advisory Council is made up of industry representatives who advise the MDAR’s Pesticide Board. The Association’s representative attends scheduled meetings with the Council and reports back to the Association with a report on the content and direction of the Council.
Representative: Bob Leon, ACE, General Environmental Services, MA
Fundraising and Scholarship Committee
The Fundraising and Scholarship Committee develops ideas for fundraising to support the NEPMA scholarship fund. They also review the annual nomination process and serve as judges to choose a worthy candidate for the scholarship.
The Nominating Committee reviews the annual process for nominations and selections to choose a worthy candidate for association awards that occur throughout the year. These awards include but are not limited to:
- Bart Eldridge Award
- Professional of the Year
- Vendor of the Year
Vendor Relations Committee
The Vendor Relations Committee acts as a liaison to the vendors who support our association through Allied membership, Gold & Silver Sponsorship, advertising, participating in events, and exhibiting at meetings. The committee ensures that the needs of the vendors are met with respect to the needs of the association.
Membership & NPMA Business Committee
The Membership Committee actively looks for avenues that provide the Association with new member companies. A primary function of the committee is to reach out to all new member companies with a welcome aboard greeting and benefits communication. NPMA Business will act as a liaison between NPMA and NEPMA regarding ongoing concerns or parallel business opportunities.
Bylaws & Ethics Committee
The Bylaws and Ethics Committee will hear complaints from members regarding ethics as it applies to other member companies. The committee will also ensure that NEPMA follows its Articles, Bylaws, and established Policies & Procedures.
Financial Review Committee
The Financial Review Committee provides examination of the income and expenses that are reported to the Board of Directors from our Management company. We target semi-annual reviews of these items to provide a simple check and balance structure for our membership’s financial reports. This committee is not responsible for a comprehensive financial audit.
Chair: David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management, MA
- Hope Bowman, BCE, Waltham Services, MA
- Joe Cardoso, Achieve Pest and Wildlife Solutions, RI
- Nick DiRusso, Pest-End Inc., NH
- Tim Francis, Food And Drug And The Bug, ME
- Leigh Fryxell, Modern Pest/Anticimex, MA
- Kevin Vaughan, General Environmental Services, MA
- Bill Douglas, Eco Systems Pest Management, MA
PestWorld 2022 Reception
PestWorld 2022 is in Boston! This reception is to welcome distinguished guests to Boston. We want to make this a premiere event to remember and this committee will make it happen.
Chair: Marillian Missiti, Buono Pest Control
Vice Chair: David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management
Member: Alexis Wirtz, NPMA
Updated on 2/8/2021
NEPMA continues to thrive because of these volunteer leaders. Elections happen each fall for the service year beginning January 1st. If you are interested in serving on the NEPMA Board or a committee, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.