NELMS Board Information

PURPOSE: To act as a voting member of the Board of Directors with full authority and responsibility to develop policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of the League; to monitor the League's financial health, programs and overall performance; and to provide the Executive Director with the resources to meet the mission, goals, and objectives of NELMS.

To nominate someone for the Board please click here for more information.

esther asbell pictureBoard Chair —Esther Asbell
SAU#16 Asst. Superintendent
30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03800




Board Chair Elect - ME1—Christina DeGroff
Medomak Middle School, Retired
318 Manktown Rd
Waldoboro, ME 04572
(207) 975-3604



Kathleen Hill picturePast Board Chair—Kathleen Hill
Retired Principal



ralph mayo pictureCT1—Ralph Mayo
Eastern MS
51 Hendrie Ave.
Riverside, CT 06878
(203) 637-1744
fax (203) 637-3567

linda tucker pictureCT2—Linda Tucker
Jared Eliot Middle School, Principal
69 Fairy Dell Road
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 664-6503
Fax (860) 664-6583


spacerCT3Dulcey Worth
Moran Middle School
141 Hope Hill Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 741-2900

mark branco picMA1Mark Branco
Littleton Middle School, Prin.
55 Russell Street
Littleton, MA 01460
(978) 486-8938






Kathleen Hill pictureMA3—William Downey
Retired Educator
185 Church Street
Marlborough, MA  01752


picture of bill iveyMA4—William Ivey
Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Middle School Dean
574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 774-2711



julie gardner pictureME2—Julie Gardner
Presque Isle Middle School, Computer Technology
569 Skyway St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 764-4474
Fax (207) 768-3447


mary ellen arigo picture

NH1—Mary Ellen Arigo
Retired Educator
Concord NH
(603) 817-9788



dana hilliard pic

NH2—Dana Hilliard
Somersworth, M.S., Principal
7 Memorial Drive
Somersworth, NH 03878




picture of wendy parente


RI1—Wendy Parente
Associate Principal
Barrington Middle School
Barrington, RI






VT1-Betsy Memoe
Manchester Elementary Middle School
Manchester Center
Manchester, VT 05255
(802) 362-1597

carafiello pictureVT2-Ashley Carafiello
Green Mountain Union High School
716VT RTE 103 South
Chester, VT 05143
(802) 875-2146





karyn field pictureTeacher Representative
Karyn Field

Reeds Brook Middle School
28a Main Road South
Hampden, ME 04444
Phone: 207-862-3540

picture of kevin briggsProfessor Representative
John Niska Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Rhode Island College
220 Henry Barnard School
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-456-4655