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.


Pictured above, the New England Fishery Management Council’s staff. Front row, left to right: Jenny Couture, Angela Forristall, Margaret Bernier, Emily Bodell, Executive Director Cate O’Keefe, Janice Plante, Michelle Bachman, Robin Frede, Joan O’Leary, and Naresh Pradhan. Back row, left to right: David McCarron, Connor Buckley, Jamie Cournane, Jonathon Peros, Rachel Feeney, Deputy Director Chris Kellogg, and Sherie Goutier. Absent: Andrew Applegate and Woneta Cloutier.

Woneta Cloutier

Executive Assistant / Office Manager
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 100)

Sherie Goutier

Executive Assistant / Webmaster
(978) 465-0492 (Ext. 102)

Andrew Applegate

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

Michelle Bachman

Fishery Analyst for Habitat (lead), Offshore Wind, and Aquaculture
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 120)

Emily Bodell

Fishery Specialist for Atlantic Herring, Small-Mesh Multispecies (Whiting), Skates, and Protected Resources
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 105)

Connor Buckley

Fishery Specialist for Scallops, Skates, and Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 115)

Dr. Jamie Cournane

Fishery Analyst for Atlantic Herring (lead) and NRCC Deputy for Stock Assessment
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 103)

Jennifer Couture

Fishery Analyst for Monkfish (lead), Habitat, and Offshore Wind
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 111)

Dr. Rachel Feeney

Social Impact Analyst; Fishery Analyst for Skates (lead) and Scientific and Statistical Committee
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 110)

Robin Frede

Fishery Analyst for Groundfish (lead), Atlantic Large Whales, and Other Protected Resources
(978) 465-0492 (ext. 124)

Julian Garrison

Fishery Specialist for Habitat and Climate-Ready Fisheries Planning
(978) 465-0492

David McCarron

Information Technology and Fishery Analyst for Enforcement, Dogfish, and Protected Resources
(978) 465-0492 (Ext. 121)

Angelia Miller

Fishery Specialist for Groundfish and Climate-Ready Fisheries Planning
(978) 465-0492

Jonathon Peros

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

Dr. Naresh Pradhan

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