Board of Directors

Executive Board Members

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Scott Wheeler

City of Newport

President

Scott Wheeler
President

Scott Wheeler is the Superintendent of Parks, Grounds, and Forestry for the City of Newport Public Services Department. Scott is an ISA Certified Arborist, a Licensed RI Arborist, and a Certified Pesticide Applicator. Scott is Chair of the Portsmouth Tree Commission and serves as an advisor to the Newport Tree Conservancy. Scott lives in Portsmouth RI with his wife Cynthia.

Kristina Bezanson

Kristina Bezanson

UMass Stockbridge School

President Elect

Kristina Bezanson
President Elect

Kristina Bezanson focuses on sustainable landscape management and design and municipal arboriculture. Kristina is an ISA BCMA, Municipal Specialist, TRAQ, and a Massachusetts Certified Arborist. Kristina is the program advisor and lecturer for the A.S. in Arboriculture and Community Forest Management degree at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst and the online certificate in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry with the Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass, Amherst. Kristina works part-time with Garden & Forest Consulting, focusing on sustainable horticulture and tree risk management.

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Dave Lefcourt

City of Cambridge

Past President

Dave Lefcourt
Past President

Dave is the City Forester for the City of Cambridge as well as the City of Cambridge Tree Warden.

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Rich Cartier

Vice President

Rich Cartier
Vice President

Rich has been in the industry for over 20 years, and is a Board Certified Master Arborist as well as a Massachusetts Certified Arborist and Connecticut Licensed Arborist.

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Sean Reading

Eversource

Secretary

Sean Reading
Secretary

Sean is the Manager of Vegetation Management at Eversouce. He lives in Connecticut.

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Greg Lukos

Woodbury, CT

Treasurer

Greg Lukos
Treasurer
Heather Leff

Heather Leff

Staff, Executive Director

Heather Leff
Staff, Executive Director

Heather Leff is owner of Association Management Group, LLC (AMG). AMG is an association management company. The New England Chapter ISA has been a client since April 2011.

Liaisons

Certification Liason  - Julie Coop, DCR Urban & Community Forestry
COR Representative - Anne-Marie Moran, National Grid
Tree Fund Liaison - Paul Sellers, Eversource

State Directors 

Connecticut - Charlie Iselin, Iselin Tree Experts
Maine - jAMIE gODDARD, tHE rOPE gURU
Massachusetts - Rick harper, Umass amherst
New Hampshire - Lucas Beane, Lucas Tree Experts
Rhode Island - dOUG sTILL, tHIS OLD TREE CONSULTING
Vermont - Mark duntemann, Natural Path forestry

advisory committee

A.J. Dupere, NH ComMunity forester
Abigail Bentley, City of Cambridge
Brendan Dobnick, Vertical Solutions

Committee Chairs

Conference Committee - sCOTT wHEELER, cITY OF nEWPORT
Education Committee - Brian Salas, eversource
fINANCE cOMMITTEE - gREG lUKOS, nec tREASURER
Marketing Committee - dOAK mARASCO, dAVEY RESOURCE gROUP
mEMBERSHIP cOMMITTEE - rICH cARTIER, rAINBOW eCOSCIENCE
rEGIONAL pLANT aPPRAISAL cOMMITTEE - dAN cATHCART, pLANT hEALTHCARE cONSULTANTS
Tree Climbing Championship - Bruce Duffy, R. P. Marzilli & Co.
Trek des Trees Committee - AJ Dupere, Kristina Bezanson, and Julie Coop