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Terri Goldberg
Executive Director
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Terri Goldberg
Terri Goldberg is the Executive Director of NEWMOA. Prior to that, she served as the Pollution Prevention Program Manager from 1989 to 1999 when she became the Deputy Director and served in that role until 2011. In her current role, Ms. Goldberg oversees day-to-day operations; coordinates with the Board of Directors in planning the organization's activities; overseas development of grants and contracts; supervises the staff; represents the member states in regional and other forums; and maintains liaisons with federal agencies, other organizations, industry and the environmental community. She has a Master's Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in environmental policy. Prior to joining NEWMOA, she was an Associate at the Industrial Economics, Inc. and before that she worked at the U.S. EPA Region 1 on lead reduction activities. Terri loves hiking and canoeing/kayaking and spending time exploring beautiful locations throughout the Northeast. She is also an avid reader of novels, particularly those with a historical perspective.

Krishana Abrahim-Petrie
Project Staff
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Krishana Abrahim-Petrie
Krishana Abrahim-Petrie is a Project Staff at NEWMOA. She joined NEWMOA in 2021 and assists with supporting the activities of the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) and the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2), in addition to leading various wasted food projects. Krishana holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Northeastern University and a Master's of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. Prior to joining NEWMOA, Krishana completed internships with the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Division of Conservation Services focusing on incorporating environmental justice in each agency's daily work. She also worked with the City of Boston's Greenovate Boston program to further community engagement in the City's Climate Action Plan. Krishana enjoys hiking with her husband, traveling, and reading.

Andy Bray
Project Manager
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Andy Bray
Andy Bray is a Project Manager at NEWMOA. He joined NEWMOA in 1997 as an intern before becoming a Project Manager in 2000. He currently manages the Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) and helps its 14 member states implement mercury education and reduction legislation and initiatives. Andy manages NEWMOA's Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Program and has implemented a number of sector-based initiatives over the years. He manages the information technology (IT) infrastructure of the Association, overseeing all of NEWMOA's IT assets and its various online resources. Andy holds a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with an environmental concentration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Prior to joining NEWMOA, he worked at the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute as a Graduate Research Assistant. Andy is a proud father of two little people and a dog and enjoys sharing all-things outdoors with his family and friends - skiing, hiking, kayaking, camping, and playing fetch.

Jennifer Griffith
Project Manager
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Jennifer Griffith
Jennifer Griffith is a Project Manager at NEWMOA. She joined NEWMOA in 1995 and is responsible for waste site cleanup and solid waste projects, including training and research. She manages a variety of initiatives, including those focused on construction and demolition waste, municipal solid waste, disaster debris, beneficial use determinations, Brownfields redevelopment, and mildly contaminated soils. Jennifer has a Master's Degree in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining NEWMOA, she worked as a consultant at firms involved with landfill design and waste site investigation and cleanup. Jennifer most enjoys being active outdoors: gardening, walking her dog, jogging, riding her bicycle, hiking mountains, and backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Lois Makina
Office Administrator
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Lois Makina
Lois Makina is the Office Administrator at NEWMOA. She joined NEWMOA in 1986 and manages the NEWMOA office, handles accounts receivables and payables, develops projects to green the office, posts information on NEWMOA's website, develops and maintains spreadsheets, helps with organizing meetings and events, and assist staff with projects. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Belmont University. Lois enjoys travelling with her granddaughter, hiking, and reading.

Melissa Lavoie
Project Manager
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Melissa Nadeau
Melissa Lavoie is a Project Manager at NEWMOA, where she manages the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2), including alternatives assessment initiatives, training, and governance. She joined NEWMOA in 2020. In addition to Melissa's work with NEWMOA and IC2, she continues to support legislative members of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) as their Senior Advisor on Circular Economy and is also the part-time Program Manager for the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH). Melissa is a former Maine state representative, having served two terms on Maine's Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. Melissa sponsored multiple environmental bills in Maine including product stewardship, paint, medical sharps, pharmaceuticals, compact fluorescent lamps, electronics expansion and beverage containers. Melissa holds a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. Melissa lives in Auburn Maine with her partner Jason and their dog Brody, where they can often be found walking, kayaking, and enjoying rides on their motorcycle.

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