Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director
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Reagan Bissonnette is the Executive Director of the Northeast Resource Recovery Association. Reagan’s priority is to advance NRRA’s mission to partner with municipalities to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions. Reagan oversees all aspects of NRRA’s activities and speaks extensively on the subject of recycling markets in the Northeast.
Reagan has a strong background in non-profit management and the law. Prior to joining NRRA, Reagan was a senior director and attorney at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, one of the country’s largest and most effective land conservation organizations. Prior to joining the Forest Society, Reagan practiced law as a corporate attorney at Ropes & Gray, LLP, a global Boston-based law firm.
Reagan received her law degree from Boston College Law School and a degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Concord, New Hampshire with her husband and son.
Paula Dow, Finance & Human Resource Manager
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Paula originally came to NRRA in 1988. She served as Finance Manager for twenty years and also served as Interim Administrator on three occasions during vacancies in the Executive Director position. In 2008, she left the organization to take on a new challenge. Just two years later, she “recycled” herself and returned to NRRA to serve as its Administrative Manager. In 2015, she moved back to the Finance Department and now handles finance and human resources. Paula has an AS in Business Administration from NH Technical Institute and a BS in Integrated Studies from Franklin Pierce University.
In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Stacey Leonard Morrison, Administrative Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stacey joined the NRRA staff in 2013. She is a 1998 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University where she majored in Business Administration. Stacey worked for Lakes Region General Hospital for 15 years where she specialized in Medicare billing and eventually began managing one of its larger family health practices in Meredith. After having her youngest son, who was born with complex medical issues, Stacey took time off (7 years) from her career to focus on raising both of her young boys. With both of her children in school, Stacey joined the team at NRRA in 2013 and has been an active and enthusiastic member of the NRRA Family since. In her spare time, Stacey advocates for Organ & Tissue Donation (Recycle You!!), and enjoys reading, watching the NE Patriots, spending time with her family.
Bonnie Bethune, Member Services Manager
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Bonnie brings 30+ years of recycling experience to NRRA. She began at the UNH Recycling Program, and shortly thereafter operated the Wilton Incinerator/Recycling Facility. Bonnie also managed New Boston’s Landfill and Recycling Center for 15 years, helping to close their landfill and build the Town’s award winning recycling facility. Bonnie has been at NRRA for nine years and is currently the Member Services Manager. Activities outside the office include spending time with family and hiking NH’s mountains.
Heather Herring, Education Manager
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Heather Herring joins the Member Services team at NRRA in December 2018. In October of 2019, NRRA’s new Executive Director, Reagan, created the NRRA Education Department and asked Heather to lead it. In this new position, Heather will oversee the NRRA School CLUB as well as all educational outreach to our municipal membership such as MOM Meetings, and procuring informative speakers for our Annual Conference. She has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England and has held positions with Employer Relations at GeoVisions working with J-1 visa college students; Coordinating Programs at Road Scholar, an educational travel organization; and at Antioch working as an Administrator in the Environmental Studies and Education Departments and as an Adjunct Faculty member for student practicums.
Elizabeth (Liz) Duncan, Finance Assistant
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Liz brings years of administrative and finance experience to our team. She has spent 15 years in the Mental Health field and decided to make a change. She was in management for five years and decided that she wanted to focus more on finance than the management and made a change again. She hopes to go back to school with a focus on Accounting.
Liz enjoys reading, knitting, watching movies, being a dog mom to two giants, spoiling her grandkids and spending as much time outdoors in the winter as possible.
Gwen Erley, Programs Coordinator
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Gwen joined the NRRA team in 2014 and comes to us from the educational sector, having spent the last eight years creating and managing internships allowing her students to add meaningful experience to their resumes. Her experience in promoting her program and organizing sites, students and reports were an excellent match for our school CLUB programs.
Gwen is a life-long recycler, taking the lead from her mom who collected cans for the war effort as a child. She maintains a bi-annual litter pickup in her neighborhood. Gwen has a degree in Anthropology from Michigan State University, is an avid birder, loves the outdoors and watching football.
Lindsay Dow, Administrative Assistant
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Lindsay joined the NRRA Administrative Team in 2016. She comes with several years of experience in the administrative field and was a former volunteer for NRRA.
Lindsay is a graduate of Concord High School and also a graduate of Continental Academy of Hair Design.
In her spare time, Lindsay likes to spend time with her dog and her family.
Sam Foresta, Administrative Assistant
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Sam joined the NRRA Administrative Team in 2020. She graduated with her BS in environmental science in 2019, while in search of working for an organization whose values focus around environmental sustainability when she found us! Sam is joining us at a time where a lot of positive changes are occurring at NRRA, and she is excited to be part of it.
In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog, Ziggy! She also enjoys being outdoors, camping, vegetable gardening, and trying out new recipes.