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Board Members and Liasions


M. Roman Hachkowski Ph.D.

Defense Industry Executive
NDIA New England President and Director

B. Stephanie Siegmann

National Security Expert and Litigation Partner, Hinckley Allen
NDIA New England Vice President and Director

Nick DeLena

Partner, Business Advisory Group, DGC
NDIA New England Vice President and Director

Chris Brouady

Head of Contracts, Security & Intellectual Property, Aptima, Inc.
NDIA New England Secretary and Director

Jonathan Farnham

Operations Manager, Business Development Team, Liquid Measurement Systems (LMS)
NDIA New England Treasurer


Clarke Orzalli

Rear Admiral John Clarke Orzalli, USN (RET)

Jeremy Held


Mike DiBiase

President, CPI Satcom & Atenna Technologies Inc.

Jack Gay

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

Ryan Parsons

Senior Marketing Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Gerard Lorden

Morgan Stanley

Paul Serotkin

Govcon Executive

AJ Jarnagin

CEO & Founding Partner of EXPANSIA

Gregory Maguire

Sr. Director of Legal and Government Affairs for Revision Military

Ryan Koenitzer

President, RKI, U.S. Government Contracts Practice

Juhee Bae

Deputy NC3 Lead,
General Dynamics Mission Systems

John Penders

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

Brian Perry

EVP and President, Processing Division, Mercury

Bogdan Vernescu

Professor of Mathematical Sciences and the Vice Provost for Research, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Brian Berger

President and CEO
GTDS America LLC

Brian Fredriksson

Vice President of Operations
Applied Research Solutions (ARS)

Dr. Laura Hooks

Vice President, Strategic Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Ryan Heidorn

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Steel Root

Peter Boynton

Kostas Research Institute

Adam Fouse

Principle Engineer & Director of the Performance Augmentation Division, Aptima

Michael Schwarm

Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, API Technologies Corp

John Stack

Managing Director, Head of U.S. Aerospace & Defense (A&D) investment banking, Canaccord Genuity

David Sigillo

Vice President, Seica, Inc.

Josh Garvey

Owner & Operator, ClearPlan

Donna Gandt

Northeast Vice President

Adrienne Benton

President & CEO
Onyx Spectrum Technology

Dr. Elaine B. Coleman

Vice President of Commercialization
Charles River Analytics

Denise Jones

President & CEO
Port Electronics Corporation

Jason Mack

Vice President of Government Compliance
Jacobs Engineering Group

Jeff Smith

VP/GM Autonomous Undersea Systems
Saab, Inc.

Sheree DeFeo

Chief Operating Officer
Kline & Company

Tiffany R. Hubbard

McCarter & English

Michael Gaudet

Director of Information Technology
kSARIA Corporation

Mike MacEwen

President, CTO & Co-Founder
Beacon Interactive Systems

Women in Defense Greater Boston Chapter Leadership

Karen Krause-Bencal

Vice President of Defense Innovation, Activate Global
President, WID Greater Boston Chapter

Diane Phillips

Vice President, Joint Research & Development (JRAD)
Vice President of STEM, WID Greater Boston Chapter

Amie Cafferty

Director of Talent Acquisition, L3Haris
Past President, WID Greater Boston Chapter


Jeff DiTullio

Office of Research & Technology Applications Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center

Peter Cokotis

Program Manager of the Massachusetts PTAC

William Surrey

Assistant Head of the Contracting Services Department, Contracts and Compliance, MIT Lincoln Labs

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

Jason R. Weiss

Chief Software Officer, Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer, Pentagon

Vinit Nijhawan

Managing Director, MassVentures

Yoojeong Kim Ph.D.

Innovation & Outreach Team Lead for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (DEVCOM SC)

Jay Lustig

Maritime Domain Business Operations Manager, MITRE Labs