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.

NEFMC Staff

New England Fishery Management Council staff. Front row, left to right: Andrew Applegate, Lou Goodreau, Executive Director Tom Nies, Dr. Rachel Feeney, Janice Plante, Woneta Cloutier, Dr. Jamie Cournane, Dr. Naresh Pradhan, Jonathon Peros, and Sam Asci. Back row, left to right: Margaret Bernier, Robin Frede, Deputy Director Chris Kellogg, Dr. Fiona Hogan, Sherie Goutier, Joan O’Leary, Michelle Bachman, and Deirdre Boelke.

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)