NRPC is staffed by a highly qualified team that combines the experience of professional planners with expertise in transportation, land use planning, GIS and mapping, energy and environmental issues, and architecture, providing the skills necessary to approach a project with a broad lens and comprehensive results.
As Executive Director, Tim Roache oversees the Commission's day-to-day operations and all long-term projects and programs, including financial and personnel management and grant applications. He works closely with the Commission's Executive Committee and Board of Commissioners to craft long-term strategic plans for the Commission and assess performance measures. Mr. Roache also serves as the primary public representative of the Commission at various conferences, meetings, forums, and events.
Mr. Roache has spent the majority of his career working in the transportation and environmental fields. Most recently, as the Assistant Director and MPO Coordinator of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Mr. Roache has focused on major transportation planning initiatives such as a the NH Capitol Corridor project that examines rail and transit alternatives and the U.S. Route 3/Exit 36 South Study that addresses congestion management in South Nashua's retail district. While overseeing the daily activities of the MPO, Mr. Roache has cultivated strong strategic relationships with local transit providers, the NH Department of Transportation, and the NRPC member communities.
Mr. Roache has also served as Principal Transportation Planner at NRPC and Senior Transportation Planner with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission in Dover, NH. Previously, he was a project manager at the Massachusetts Highway Department, Environmental Division, where he focused on air quality and noise issues. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts.
Jennifer Czysz is Assistant Director at Nashua Regional Planning Commission. Ms. Czysz supports the daily operations of the agency by providing complex administrative and managerial support to the Executive Director in the areas of policy formation, budget maintenance, staff resource allocation, and management of complex planning projects.
Jennifer served as the Program Manager for the statewide Granite State Future (GSF) program. Jen managed the GSF statewide program partners and committees to engage stakeholders, develop a regional planning process template, formulate statewide core data and metrics, and disseminate all information to be used by all nine NH RPCs in their regional planning efforts. Prior to joining Nashua RPC, Ms. Czysz served as a Senior Planner at the State Office of Energy and Planning Previously, she was a regional planner at Southern NH Planning Commission.
Ms. Czysz has held various elected positions in the NH Planners Association and the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association. She is also active in the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association. Ms. Czysz is a member of the Neighborworks Southern New Hampshire Board of Directors and also sits on the Architectural Design Review Committee in Concord, NH. She is a 2001 graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning with a Masters in City Planning and a Certificate in Urban Design, and she holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Norwich University.
Sara Siskavich, GIS Manager, has worked in the field of GIS since 2001. Her career focus includes GIS solutions for federal, state, and local government, and utilities. Her professional interests include enterprise GIS implementations and emerging technologies to facilitate GIS data sharing within and across organizations. Sara earned a Master of Arts in Geography from Boston University and is a certified GIS Professional (GISP). A member of the NH Statewide GIS Advisory Committee, Sara grew up in Milford, NH and currently resides in Amherst, NH with her family.
Sara leads a team of GIS professionals with over a decade of combined post-secondary education in Geography. Collectively her staff has approximately 25 years of using GIS in the field of regional planning. Core competencies of the group include data development, cartography, and relational database management. Her staff has technical expertise in the ESRI suite, Google maps, Trimble GPS products, and TransCAD traffic modeling software. Individuals in the group have received formal recognitions from URISA, Association of American Geographers, the Northeast Arc Users Group, and ESRI.