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
Claire H. Hawkins
Director, Natural Resources Markets & Economic Development
claire.hawkins@maine.gov
22 State House Station/18 Elkins Lane
Augusta, ME  04333-0022
Phone: (207) 287-3200

Maine International Trade Center
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
Josh Marshall
Director of Agricultural Development
joshua.k.marshall@agr.nh.gov
25 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3688

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 
Anik Gibeau
Program Manager
anik.gibeau@agriculture.ny.gov 
10B Airline Dr
Albany, NY 12235
Phone: (518) 486-1521

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Kristina Watson
Agricultural Trade Specialist
kriwatson@pa.gov
2301 N Cameron St
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9405
Phone: (717) 712-4545
Fax: (717) 787-5643

Rhode Island
John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University
Cecilia Pirotto
Specialist in International Business
cpirotto@bryant.edu
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: (401) 232-6483

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Trevor Lowell
Marketing and Export Lead
trevor.lowell@vermont.gov
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
116 State St
Montpelier, VT 05620-2901
Phone:
(802) 585-9186

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 Ashley Randle

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

New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Assistant Secretary Joe Atchison

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