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Board of Directors
(January 2023-December 2023)

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. Attending these meetings is the best way to get more involved!

NEPMA is governed by these Bylaws.

For descriptions of each role listed below, visit https://www.nepma.org/volunteer-descriptions/

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

Officers

President

David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management,  MA

President-Elect

Mike Bourdeau, ACE, Flynn Pest Control, MA

Past President

Tom Drapeau, ACE, Freedom Pest Control, MA

Clerk

Hope  Bowman, BCE, Waltham Services, MA

Treasurer

Courtney Carace, ACE, Pest-End, NH

Directors

Leigh Fryxell, Modern Pest/Anticimex, MA
Kevin Goldman, Big Blue Bug Solutions, RI
Jim O’Neil, Rentokil Terminix, MA
Tyler Hawkins, Fox Pest Control, MA
Julie Heincelman, Food and Drug and The Bug, ME
Jonathan Boyar, ACE Ecologic Entomology, 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

Members:

  • Jim O’Neil, Rentokil Terminix, MA
  • Julie Heincelman, Food and Drug and The Bug, ME
  • Tyler Hawkins, Fox Pest Control, MA
Digital Committee

The Digital Committee manages and monitors NEPMA digital communications.

NEPMA has the following communication platforms:

Chair: Jen Harmon, Modern Pest Services, ME
Vice Chair: Kelley Altland, Bell Labs

Members:

  • Peter Dechellis, Ultra Safe Pest Management, MA
  • Nathan Jewett, Big Blue Bug Solutions, RI
  • Leigh Fryxell, Anticimex, MA
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 (SPAR for all NEPMA States)
Vice Chair: Galvin Murphy Jr, Yankee Pest Control, MA (MA, VT, NH, ME) (NH Vice SPAR)

Members:

  • Daniel Brady is a Vice SPAR for New Hampshire
  • Joe Cardoso (RI) (RI Vice SPAR)
  • Nathan Jewett (VT) (VT Vice SPAR)
  • Bill Siegel (MA) (MA Vice SPAR)
  • Mike Peaslee (ME) (ME Vice SPAR)
  • Kevin Goldman (RI & MA)
  • Daniel Brady (NH)
  • Richard Berman (MA)
Pesticide Advisory Committee

The Pesticide Advisory Committee has a representative that will attend the Pesticide Policy Committee. This representative is selected by MDAR. The committee will report to the association the events of this meeting and the Pesticide Board meeting on the content and direction of these two groups.

Chair: Bob Leon, ACE, Ecologic Entomology, MA (MA Pesticide Advisory Council Representative)
Vice Chair: Tyler Hawkins, Fox Pest Control, MA (MA Pesticide Advisory Council Representative)

Members:

  • Jared DeBettencourt, Minuteman Pest Control Co., Inc., MA (MA Pesticide Advisory Council Representative)
  • George Williams, ACE, Nisus (MA Pesticide Advisory Council Representative)
  • Jim O’Neil, Rentokil Terminix, 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.

Chair: Leigh Fryxell, Anticimex, MA
Vice Chair: Courtney Carace, ACE, Pest-End, NH

Members:

  • Kelley Altland, Bell Labs
  • Molly Moran, BCE, Forshaw, MA
  • Nathan Jewett, Big Blue Bug Solutions, RI
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 Eldredge Award
  • Professional of the Year
  • Vendor of the Year

Chair: Bob Leon, ACE, Ecologic Entomology, MA
Vice Chair: Hope Bowman, BCE, Waltham Services, MA

Members:

  • Jonathan Boyar, ACE, Ecologic Entomology, MA
  • George Williams, ACE, Nisus
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

Members:

  • Peter Dechellis, Ultra Safe Pest Management, MA
Membership 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. 

Chair: Tim Francis, Food And Drug And The Bug, ME
Vice Chair: Adam Carace, ACE, Pest-End, NH

Members:

  • Daniel Brady, Anchor Pest Services, NH
  • John Moruzzi, Yankee Pest Control, MA
NPMA Business Committee

NPMA Business will act as a liaison between NPMA and NEPMA regarding ongoing concerns or parallel business opportunities. 

Chair: Marillian Missiti, Buono Pest Control, MA
Vice Chair: Daniel Brady, Anchor Pest Services, NH

Members:

  • David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management,  MA
  • Galvin Murphy, Jr. Yankee Pest Control, MA
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, NH
New England PestVets Unit

New England PestVets is dedicated to ensuring Pest Management is an industry of choice for veterans in our region. Through outreach, advocacy, and support of veterans’ groups and charities, we strive to encourage veterans to pursue rewarding careers in our industry while promoting the tremendous benefits of hiring veterans to our members.

Chair: Tom Drapeau, ACE Freedom Pest Control, MA
Vice Chair: Kelley Altland, Bell Labs

Members:

  • Courtney Carace, ACE, Pest-End, NH
  • Tim Francis, Food And Drug And The Bug, ME
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: Kevin Goldman, Big Blue Bug Solutions, RI
Vice Chair: Jonathan Boyar, ACE, Ecologic Entomology, MA

Member:

  • Justin Marchant, ACE, Pest-End, NH
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.  A review consists of an in-depth review of a month of the Association’s finances and any other items as-needed. Once a year the committee reviews the association policies and procedures related to finance. This committee is not responsible for a comprehensive financial audit. 

Chair: Bill Douglas, Eco Systems Pest Management, MA
Vice Chair: Leigh Fryxell, Anticimex, MA

Members (President, Treasurer, and at least 2 other Board members):

  • Courtney Carace, ACE, Pest-End, NH (NEPMA Treasurer)
  • David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management, MA (NEPMA President)
  • Hope  Bowman, BCE, Waltham Services, MA
  • Marillian Missiti, Buono Pest Control, MA
Task Force: NPMA Management Agreement

Review and renew the NEPMA management agreement.

Chair: David Flynn, Burgess Pest Management, MA
Vice Chair: Adam Carace, Pest-End, NH

Members:

  • Alexis Wirtz, NPMA, VA
  • Michael Bourdeau, ACE, Flynn Pest Control, MA
  • Hope Bowman, BCE, Waltham Services, MA

Updated on 1/30/2023

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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