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Board Members and Liasions


Clarke Orzalli

Rear Admiral John Clarke Orzalli, USN (RET)
NDIA New England President and Director

Dan Kelly

Partner, McCarter & English’s Government Contracts & Export Controls Group
NDIA New England Vice President and Director

Nancy Saucier

Director of UMass Lowell New Venture Initiative ​
NDIA New England Vice President and Director

Michelle Pelersi

Program Manager, Space Systems, Draper
NDIA New England Secretary and Director

Jeremy Held

NDIA New England Treasurer and Director


Matthew Bock

Partner in the Boston and New York City offices of the law firm of Middleton & Shrull, LLC

Mike DiBiase

Vice President C4ISR Technologies – General Dynamics Mission Systems

Joseph Donovan

Managing Director with the Government Relations team of Nelson Mullins, Riley & Scarborough

Herby Duverne

Principal & CEO, Taino Consulting Group

Jonathan E. Farnham

Operations Manager, Business Development Team, Liquid Measurement Systems (LMS)

Jack Gay

Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) Government Contract Services (GCS) practice

M. Roman Hachkowski

General Manager – Adaptive Optics Associates, A Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation

AJ Jarnagin

CEO & Founding Partner of EXPANSIA

Harry King

King Strategic Communications

Ryan Koenitzer

President, RKI, U.S. Government Contracts Practice

Gerard Lorden

Morgan Stanley

Gregory Maquire

Sr. Director of Legal and Government Affairs for Revision Military

Matthew McSwain

Director, UMass Lowell Research Institute

Coleman Nee

Triangle, Inc,

John Penders

Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Mainsail Group, Inc.

Paul Serotkin

Govcon Executive

Joel Taves

Senior Director of Contracts for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems

Bogdan Vernescu

Professor of Mathematical Sciences and the Vice Provost for Research, Worcester Polytech Institute

David Waldron

Board Member, Unit Scholarship Fund; Member,U.S. Military Academy’s Admissions Field Force

Jay Wynn

Managing Director, Fairmont Consulting Group LLC


Jeff DiTullio

Business & Outreach Team Lead and Head of The Office of Research and Technology Applications for the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)

Peter Cokotis

Program Manager of the Massachusetts PTAC

Melissa Flagg

Lead for the Army Research Laboratory Northeast

Steven Wert

Member of the Senior Executive Service, is Program Executive Officer for Battle Management, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base