Northeast Member States

Food Export–Northeast's membership includes 10 Northeast state agricultural promotion agencies. Through member state offices and Food Export–Northeast’s efforts, services are provided to all U.S. exporters in the region that are interested in exporting food, seafood and value-added agricultural products abroad.

Contact information for all Northeast member states is listed below.

Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Erin Windham
Agricultural Marketing and Inspection Rep I
Erin.Windham@ct.gov
State Office Bldg
165 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 713-2543
Fax: (860) 713-2516

Delaware Department of Agriculture
Kathy Jackson
Agricultural Marketing Specialist II
Kathy.jackson@state.de.is 
2320 S Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901-5515
Phone: (302) 698-4325
Fax: (302) 697-6287 

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
28 State House Station/90 Blossom Lane
Augusta, ME  04333
Phone: (207) 287-3200
Fax: (207) 287-7548

Maine International Trade Center
Jeff Bennett
Senior Trade Specialist
jbennett@mitc.com
511 Congress St Ste 100
Portland, ME 04101-3428
Phone: (207) 553-7709
Fax: (207) 541-7420

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Bonita Oehlke
Foreign Trade Specialist
bonita.oehlke@state.ma.us
251 Causeway St
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114-2151
Phone: (617) 626-1753
Fax: (617) 626-1850

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
Gail McWilliam Jellie
Director, Division of Ag Development
gmcwilliam@agr.state.nh.us
PO BOX 2042
Concord, NH 03302-2042
Phone: (603) 271-3788
Fax: (603) 271-1109

New Hampshire Office of International Commerce
Tina Kasim
International Program Manager
tina.kasim@dred.nh.gov
172 Pembroke Road Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-8444 x 146
Fax: 603-271-6784

New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Deelip Mhaske
Grants Administrator
Deelip.Mhaske@ag.nj.gov
PO Box 330
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 913-6628
Fax: (609) 984-5367

New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets 
Joe Ganley
Marketing and Promotion Specialist
joseph.ganley@agriculture.ny.gov 
10B Airline Dr 
Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-7005
Fax: (518) 457-2716

Kathryn Bamberger
Empire State Development, Capital District Region
kbamberger@esd.ny.gov
10B Airline Dr 
Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 457-7076
Fax: (518) 457-2716

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Laura England
Director, Bureau of Market Development
laengland@pa.gov
2301 N Cameron St
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9405
Phone: (717) 783-8462
Fax: (717) 787-5643

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
Katherine Therieau
Director, International Trade Programs
ktherieau@commerceri.com
315 Iron Horse Way
Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 278-9100 ext: 139
Fax: (401) 273-8270

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Lauren Masseria
Senior Market Development Specialist
Lauren.Masseria@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
116 State St
Montpelier, VT 05620-0001
Phone: (802) 828-3829
Fax: (802) 828-2361


Northeast Board of Directors

Food Export–Northeast was founded by, and remains governed by, a Board of Directors consisting of the Secretary, Director, Commissioner or Chief of Agriculture or other agricultural promotion agency from each member state.

Our Board of Directors are listed below.

Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt

Delaware Department of Agriculture
Secretary Michael T. Scuse

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Commissioner Amanda Beal

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Commissioner John Lebeaux

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
Commissioner Shawn N. Jasper 

New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Secretary Douglas Fisher

New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
Commissioner Richard A. Ball

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Secretary Russell Redding

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management -
Division of Agriculture

Chief Kenneth Ayars

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Secretary Anson Tebbetts