Reagan Bissonnette, Executive Director
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Reagan came to NRRA in June 2019 after former NRRA Executive Director, Mike Durfor, retired. Reagan had previously been the Senior Director of Easement Stewardship & Counsel 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 joined the NRRA with a strong background in non-profit management and the law. While at the Forest Society, Reagan led one of the organization’s largest departments, advised the Forest Society on legal matters, and leveraged technology to support the organization’s mission. As a corporate attorney at Ropes & Gray, LLP, Reagan worked on complex mergers and acquisitions and advised for-profit and non-profit clients on best practices in corporate governance.
Reagan received her law degree from Boston College Law School and a degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis.
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. Paula has an AS in Business Administration from NH Technical Institute and a BS in Integrated Studies from Franklin Pierce University.
Paula is married to her high school sweetheart, Steve, and has two amazing daughters and a beautiful granddaughter. She also has two dogs and a bearded dragon to keep her busy. She likes to travel, and in her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and being outside. She also serves as a CASA volunteer helping kids in the court system.
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 and is very enthusiastic about this new endeavor. In her spare time, Stacey advocates for Organ & Tissue Donation (Recycle You!!), and enjoys reading, watching the NE Patriots, spending time with her sons and traveling with her boyfriend, Thomas.
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.
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.
Heather Herring, Member Services Representative
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Heather Herring joins the Member Services team at NRRA this month. 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.
Ryan Stewart, Logistics Coordinator
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Ryan came to NRRA during the summer of 2016 as a Finance Assistant. In November 2017, NRRA restructured it’s Member Services Department and created a new position for a Logistics Coordinator which would assume responsibilities for booking and follow up on all loads of materials sent through NRRA. A star was born! Ryan was chosen to fill this roll and he’s done a great job assisting our members with the movement of their recyclables ever since!
Ryan’s prior experience is centered heavily in a retail environment, both as an associate and a manager. Though new to the resource management/finance field, Ryan is highly motivated and a quick study. He is eager to perfect his role and not afraid to work outside of his position.
Ryan is currently taking online classes through NHTI with hopes of being in the bio-medical field. Outside of work and school, Ryan loves to stay active (gym, hike, races), going to the beach, and spending any time he can get with his girlfriend, Stephanie.
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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Join us in welcoming, Lindsay Dow to the Administrative Team here at NRRA. Lindsay will be assuming the role of Administrative Assistant which has been vacant since Stacey moved into the Administrative Manager Position. We are very excited to have Lindsay join us.
Lindsay is a 2003 graduate of Concord High School and 2005 graduate of Continental Academy of Hair Design. She has several years of experience in the administrative field and very strong family ties to NRRA.
In her spare time, Lindsay likes to spend time with her dog, Jake, her niece, Penni and her boyfriend, Codey.
Julia Lemay, School CLUB Outreach & Special Project Coordinator
In February 2019, NRRA Welcomed new hire, Julia Lemay to our staff. Julia will be working closely with Gwen Erley, Sarah McGraw and Cindy Sterling. Her main focus will be direct outreach to schools across the state but she will also be assisting with workshops, presentations and some of NRRA’s VT SWIP and USDA Grant work.
Julia considers herself much of an Environmental Scientist. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and notable experience in both clinical and environmental laboratory settings. She spent time as an after school program director and respite caregiver. She enjoys teaching children and is very excited about her upcoming position involved in youth education at the NRRA. Julia is eager to help make the world a greener place and contribute to a more sustainable future.