A technical and administrative staff based in Newburyport, MA supports the Council’s activities. Led by its Executive Director, the staff is responsible for all aspects of Council operations, including preparing fishery management plans and other documents that reflect the Council’s positions and policies, ensuring program continuity, and the maintenance of records and archives.


Deputy Director Chris Kellogg; Executive Director Tom Nies

Thomas A. Nies

Executive Director
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 113 )

Christopher Kellogg

Deputy Director; Technical Staff Coordinator
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 112)

Joan O'Leary

Executive Assistant and Office Manager
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 101)

Woneta Cloutier

Administrative and Financial Assistant
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 100)

Sherie Goutier

Administrative Assistant & Web Coordinator
(978) 465-0492 (Ext. 102)

Andrew Applegate

Senior Fishery Analyst for Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management and Small Mesh Multispecies (lead)
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 114)

Michelle Bachman

Fishery Analyst for Habitat (lead)
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 120)

Deirdre Boelke

Fishery Analyst for Atlantic Herring (lead)
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 105 )

Dr. Jamie Cournane

Fishery Analyst for Groundfish (lead)
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 103)

Dr. Rachel Feeney

Social Impact Analyst
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 110)

Lou Goodreau

Management Information Specialist and Enforcement (lead)
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 115)

Dr. Fiona Hogan

Fishery Analyst for Monkfish, Skates, Dogfish, and Risk and Observer Policy (lead)
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 121)

Jonathon Peros

Fishery Analyst for Atlantic Sea Scallops (lead)
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 117)

Dr. Naresh Pradhan

Fishery Analyst, Economist
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 106)

Robin Frede

Fishery Analyst, Groundfish
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 124)