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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, Cybersecurity and Privacy, PKF O'Connor Davies
NDIA New England Vice President and Director

Chris Brouady

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

Bill Thompson

Senior Associate, Government Contracts, Ernst & Young
NDIA New England Treasurer


Clarke Orzalli

Rear Admiral John Clarke Orzalli, USN (RET)

Josh Garvey

Owner & Operator, ClearPlan

AJ Jarnagin

CEO & Founding Partner of EXPANSIA

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

Juhee Bae

Deputy NC3 Lead,
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Brian Fredriksson

Vice President of Operations
Applied Research Solutions (ARS)

Brian Berger

President and CEO
GTDS America LLC

Dr. Laura Hooks

Vice President, Strategic Systems
General Dynamics Mission Systems

John Penders

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

Tiffany R. Hubbard

McCarter & English

Bogdan Vernescu

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

Ryan Heidorn

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Steel Root

Adrienne Benton

President & CEO
Onyx Spectrum Technology

Rick Peristere

Managing Partner

Dr. Elaine B. Coleman

Limited Partner
Firsthand Alliance

Sheree DeFeo

Chief Operating Officer
Kline & Company

Christina Zdanis

Human Resources Manager

Patrick Colantonio

Vice President & Founder
NeQter Labs

John Stack

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

David Sigillo

Vice President, Seica, Inc.

Sandy Kessloff

Director of Government Compliance
Divergent Solutions

Mike Souza

Vice President of Sales

Michael Gaudet

Director of Information Technology
kSARIA Corporation

Mike MacEwen

President, CTO & Co-Founder
Beacon Interactive Systems

Denise Jones

President & CEO
Port Electronics Corporation

Jeff Smith

VP/GM Autonomous Undersea Systems
Saab, Inc.

Michael Crones



Col. Katrina C. Stephens

Senior Manager, Market Intelligence and Small Business, Contracting Services Dept,
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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

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,

Col. Karen A.F. Landale

Deputy Director of Contracting, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,
Hanscom AFB

Dr. Thomas Vaneck

Director of the Northeastern University Kostas Research Institute and CEO of KRI, LLC.