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Board of Directors
(January 2021-December 2021)

The NEPMA Board meets via Zoom monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 3pm, September-April. All members are welcome. If you are interested in attending any of these meetings, please contact nepma@pestworld.org for the zoom link and preparation so that you can fully participate in the conversation.

To e-mail the NEPMA Board, use nepmaboard@pestworld.org.

Officers

President

Tom Drapeau, ACE, Freedom Pest Control, MA

President-Elect

David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management,  MA

Immediate Past President

Galvin J. Murphy, Yankee Pest Control, Inc., MA

Clerk

Mike Bourdeau, ACE, Flynn Pest Control, MA

Treasurer

Bill Douglas, Eco Systems Pest Management, MA

Directors

Hope  Bowman, BCE, Waltham Services, MA
Joe Cardoso, Achieve Pest & 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

Committees

Education

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.

Chair: Ted Brayton, ACE, Griggs and Brown Pest Control, MA
Vice Chair: Michael Bourdeau, ACE, Flynn Pest Control, MA

Digital Committee

The Digital Committee manages and monitors NEPMA digital communications.

NEPMA has the following communication platforms:

Chair: Leigh Fryxell, Modern Pest/Anticimex, MA
Vice Chair: Kevin Vaughan, General Environmental Services, MA

Members:

  • Kelley Altland, Bell Labs
  • Jen Harmon, Modern Pest Services, ME
Public Policy

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).

Chair: Ted Brayton, ACE, Griggs and Brown Pest Control, MA
Vice Chair: Bill Siegel, Orkin Inc., MA

  • Ted Brayton is the NPMA State Policy Affairs Representative (SPAR) for Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
  • Galvin Murphy Jr. is the Vice SPAR for Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
  • Joe Cardoso is the Vice SPAR for Rhode Island
  • Nathan Jewett is the Vice SPAR for Vermont
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

Members:

  • Jared DeBettencourt, Minuteman Pest Control Co., Inc., MA
  • George Williams, ACE, Veseris
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.

Chair: Hope  Bowman, BCE, Waltham Services, MA
Vice Chair: Kelley Altland, Bell Labs

Members:

  • Courtney Carace, ACE, Pest-End, Inc., NH
  • Molly Moran, BCE, Forshaw, MA
Nominating Committee

The nominating committee has duties in both filling Board position and granting Awards. For the Board, the committee will review the Bylaws annually, ensure all upcoming board positions have adequate candidates to hold an election, and advise on the election procedures. For the Awards, 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

Chair: Kevin Vaughan, General Environmental Services, MA
Vice Chair: Joe Cardoso, Achieve Pest and Wildlife Solutions, RI

Members:

  • Galvin Murphy Sr, Yankee Pest Control, MA
  • Bob Leon, ACE, General Environmental Services, MA
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.

Chair: Kelley Altland, Bell Labs
Vice Chair: Kevin Moran, BCE, Forshaw

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. 

Chair: Marillian Missitti, Buono Pest Control, MA
Vice Chair: Tim Francis, Food And Drug And The Bug, ME

Member:

  • George Williams, ACE, Veseris
New England Professional Women in Pest Management

The PWIPM Committee attracts, develops and supports women in the pest management industry through educational programs, resources and peer networking.
Follow New England PWIPM on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
Donate to PWIPM’s efforts

Chair: Marillian Missitti, Buono Pest Control, MA
Vice Chair: Kelley Altland, Bell Labs

Member:

  • Courtney Carace, ACE, Pest-End, Inc., NH
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.

Chair: Nick DiRusso, Pest-End Inc., NH
Vice Chair: David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management, MA

Member:

  • Marillian Missiti, Buono Pest Control, MA
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
Vice Chair: 

Members:

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, MA

Vice Chair:  David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management, MA

Members:

  • Alexis Wirtz, NPMA, VA
  • Courtney Carace, ACE, Pest-End, Inc., NH
  • Galvin J. Murphy, Yankee Pest Control, Inc., MA
  • Bob Leon, ACE, General Environmental Services, MA
  • Michael Bourdeau, ACE, Flynn Pest Control, MA
  • Nick DiRusso, Pest-End Inc., NH

Updated on 10/9/2021

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 nepma@pestworld.org.

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