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President’s Message

I am proud and excited to serve as your President of the Board of Directors for the fiscal year 2025. I am very pleased to introduce our other newly elected officers:

  • John Paris – Vice President
  • Narda Shutt – Treasurer
  • Kristen Mills – Secretary

I also want to thank Ann Klein who is stepping down from her position as President. I do hope Ann’s tireless efforts, collaborative ideas and leadership is appreciated by the NEAFP membership as much as it is by the Board of Directors.  I also want to recognize the NEAFP’s only employee, Maureen Rubel, for her years of exceptional service.  Much of the NEAFP’s success is attributable to Maureen’s unwavering dedication to our mission.

I would like to welcome our 3 newly elected board members – Nancy Garrity, Lauren Itinarelli, and Tyler Thurgood. Nancy, Lauren and Tyler have all expressed their elevated enthusiasm to add value to our organization.

As for our members, we value your participation, energy, and ideas to make the NEAFP the great organization that it is. WE HAVE LISTENED TO YOU and are in the midst of planning our year’s calendar of events. They include impactful educational and creative social/networking events, with our highlight being “your” annual conference.

Thank you again for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you all this year!


Peter Thompson