Our Team

Meet our Staff

Andy Nash
Andy Nash
NELRC Director
Cynthia Peters
Cynthia Peters
Change Agent Editor and Production Coordinator
Benjamin Bruno
Benjamin Bruno
Instructional Technologist
Sydney Breteler
Sydney Breteler
Staff Associate

Our Governing Board

NELRC is governed by the needs and priorities identified by the board. Each state team is entitled to four voting seats filled by the state ABE director, and professional development and practitioner representatives. 


Jolanta (Jola) Conway – Massachusetts Dept of Elementary & Secondary Ed

Sister Paula Jurigian – Notre Dame Education Center

Victor Tavares – SER Jobs for Progress

Luanne Teller – World Education, Inc.

New Hampshire

Sarah Bennett – New Hampshire Department of Education

Art Ellison – NH Department of Education

Robin C. Letendre – Second Start

Deanna Strand – Dover Adult Learning Center


Robin Castle – Vermont Agency of Education

Jack Glade – The Tutorial Center, Inc.

Pixie Loomis – Vermont Adult Learning

Carol Shults-Perkins – Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.

Michelle Tarryk – Northeast Kingdom Learning Services

The Change Agent Magazine

The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.