|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|
|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|
|Cassie Cashin||Regional Planner III||(603) 417-6567|
|Caleb Cheng||Regional Planner III||(603) 417-6563|
|Emma Rearick||Environmental Planner III||(603) 417-6578|
|Matt Waitkins||MPO Coordinator||(603) 417-6566|
|Donna Marceau||Regional Mobility Manager||(603) 417-6571|
|Vince Noga||Transportation/Planning Analyst||(603) 417-6575|
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 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 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.
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, has been with the NRPC since 1999 and became the MPO Coordinator in May 2022. He works on the development and management of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), federally required transportation documents such as the Long-Range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), and the New Hampshire Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TYP). He also works on various other strategic documents, funding processes, and provides technical assistance to communities in the region.
Matt received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Keene State College, as well as a Master’s degree in resource economics from the University of New Hampshire. Matt lives in Peterborough, in the heart of the lovely Monadnock Region of Southwestern New Hampshire.