NEIWPCC staff are experts in their field, passionate, dedicated, and fun. We pride ourselves in having a talented team that works collaboratively and efficiently. Meet some of our team members, learning about their roles at NEIWPCC, hobbies, and more through both videos and Q&A interviews.

Meg Modley

Environmental Analyst and Lake Champlain Basin Program Aquatic Invasive Species Management Coordinator

Noreen Gallagher

Environmental Analyst and NYSDOH Drinking Water Specialist

Sarah Fernald

Environmental Analyst and Research Coordinator at the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

Matthew Vaughan

Environmental Analyst and Chief Scientist with the Lake Champlain Basin Program

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Richard Friesner

Director of Water Quality Programs

A marathoner, die-hard KU fan, and water quality expert, Richard heads up our Water Quality Division. Meet Richard.

Shelly (Michelle) Jenkins

Information Officer
Shelly has been with NEIWPCC since 2003, and loves bringing her creativity to her work with wastewater operators. Meet Shelly.

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Profile of NEIWPCC's James Plummer, hiking in the woods giving a thumbs up.

James Plummer

Environmental Analyst
Eagle Scout and bird enthusiast, James’ journey at NEIWPCC began as an intern with the Youth and the Environment Program in 2016, and now includes working on a variety of projects with the Wastewater and Onsite Programs Division. Meet James.

Samantha (James) Thompson

Business Operations Division Director

Samantha is the mastermind of the office – coordinating and planning conferences and meetings, maintaining office and IT operations, and supervising the administrative and events team. Meet Samantha.

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Peter Zaykoski

Peter Zaykoski

South Portland Program Manager
Starting as an environmental analyst working on Hudson River projects, Peter, an enthusiastic alpine skier, is now the program manager of NEIWPCC’s South Portland, Maine office. Meet Peter.