NRPC STAFF

For general inquiries, call (603) 417-6570, or call any employee directly using the phone numbers below. You may also send a message by clicking here: CONTACT US 
 
NAME TITLE PHONE
Administration    
Jay Minkarah Executive Director (603) 417-6564
Camille Pattison Assistant Director (603) 417-6577
Kate Lafond Finance Director (603) 417-6573
Kristin Wardner Administrative Assistant (603) 417-6568
GIS Team    
Sara Siskavich GIS Manager (603) 417-6574
Ryan Friedman Senior GIS Planner (603) 417-6569
Tyrel Borowitz GIS Analyst (603) 417-6565
Land Use Team    
Caleb Cheng Regional Planner III (603) 417-6563
Emma Rearick Regional Planner II (603) 417-6578
Payton Hoyt Regional Planner (603) 417-6567
Transportation Team    
Matt Waitkins MPO Coordinator (603) 417-6566
Donna Marceau Mobility Manager (603) 417-6571
Vince Noga Transportation/Planning Analyst (603) 417-6575


















Management Team
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. 

Jay_1web square_ccexpressAs Executive Director, Jay Minkarah 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. Minkarah also serves as the primary public representative of the Commission at various conferences, meetings, forums, and events.

Minkarah started his career as an NRPC Regional Planner and was with the organization for approximately 8 years. Minkarah previously served as the Community Development Director for the Town of Merrimack, Economic Development Director for the City of Nashua’s Community Development Division, and the Economic Director for the City of Manchester. Most recently, Minkarah has served as the President and CEO of DevelopSpringfield, the private non-profit development partner for the City of Springfield, MA.

Jay earned a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jay subsequently earned a Juris Doctor from The University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in Concord, NH. 


Camille_ccexpressCamille Pattison, Assistant Director, oversees the direction of NRPC’s Land Use team, as well as provides supervisory, contractual, budgeting, and advanced project management duties as needed to support the day-to-day administration of the Commission.  She brings expertise in both land use and transportation planning, organizational management, as well as transit and grant administration.

Ms. Pattison began her career in long range planning for Snohomish County in Washington State.  Transitioning back to the east coast, she then worked for the Town of Westford, MA and the Nashua Regional Planning Commission for 13 years, before overseeing the Nashua Transit System as the City of Nashua’s Transit Administrator.  In 2021, she returned to NRPC to manage the Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan.  Ms. Pattison earned a Bachelor of Arts in Planning and Environmental Policy, with a minor in Geography from Western Washington University and maintains professional AICP certification.


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Sara Siskavich, GIS Manager, oversees the direction of NRPC’s technology initiatives. Ms. Siskavich has worked in the GIS field since 2001 and has managed the NRPC GIS Program since 2012.  Formerly, she was the Manager of GIS and CAD at Unitil Service Corp in Hampton, NH and has also held GIS positions in consulting and state government.  Her professional interests include enterprise system implementations, database technology, and collaborative technologies to facilitate information sharing within and across organizations. 

Ms. Siskavich earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, magna cum laude, and a Master of Arts in Geography, both from Boston University, and maintains professional GIS certification.  Ms. Siskavich holds a voting seat on the NH Statewide GIS Committee and is active in its technical subcommittee.

Kate Lafond, Finance Director, oversees the day-to-day financial and HR operations, as well as provides financial forecasting and guidance for strategic organizational planning. She brings expertise in governmental and non-profit accounting, grants and administration. Ms. Lafond has worked for the Town of Kingston, Town of Auburn, and Town of Northwood in finance and administration roles as well as the Center for Disease Control Foundation helping state jurisdictions manage federally funded grants.

Ms. Lafond earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in Organizational Management and Communication, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.


Matt Waitkins, MPO Coordinator