NEAP is governed by four officers who comprise the board of directors. Assisting NEAP achieve its mission are standing and special committees who fulfill much of our business.
Between meetings of the association, the appointed parliamentarian and committee chairmen serve as instrumental advisors to the board of directors. Advisors are not voting members, but are encouraged to attend meetings of the board.
Board of Directors
Kendra O’Toole, Esq., LL.M
Kendra is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts focusing on estate planning and elder law. She graduated from New England School of Law in May 2010 and passed the bar that year. She graduated from Western New England University School of Law in May 2014 with an LL.M. in Estate Planning and Elder Law. Kendra is a partner with Mattson, O’Toole & Reed, LLC based in Weymouth, MA.
Kendra serves as the Chairman on the Public Relations Committee and is on the Program Committee for the George Demeter Unit in Boston, MA. She is studying to take the Registered Parliamentarian exam and looks forward to expanding her knowledge of Robert’s Rules and the parliamentary procedure through her active participation in NEAP and the George Demeter Unit.
Carl Pease, PRP
Carl has extensive experience with political party conventions and methods of voting & elections. His interest in parliamentary procedure began when he was a student at the University of Maine, Orono in the mid-1970’s. He has a Masters in Public Administration and has served as a small Town Manager. He has been the Parliamentarian of the Maine Democratic State Committee, the Maine Democratic State Convention and has been hired as a Moderator for Town Meetings and Regional School Unit Budget Meetings.
Carl has served as a presenter at multiple NEAP conferences. He previously served as NEAP Parliamentarian from 2015-17.
Rosemary Seghatoleslami, PRP
Rosemary, a lifelong resident of New Jersey, became a member of NAP in 2006, joining the Richard S. Kain Unit of the New Jersey State Association of Parliamentarians (NJSAP), where she served as treasurer and president. She also served as treasurer of NJSAP and president 2011 – 2015. She presently serves as NAP District One Director.
With family in the Greater Boston area, Rosemary has been an affiliate member of NEAP since inception and is one of the initial charter members.. She achieved PRP status in 2015. Rosemary has judged parliamentary contests for Skills/NJ and Skills/PA, for FBLA-PBL, HOSA, and FFA. She and her husband Saied live in Cranbury, New Jersey.
Bethaney Brenner, DMD, RP
Dr. Bethaney Brenner is a dentist serving patients in the northwestern corridor of Connecticut just a short drive outside of Hartford.
She is an active member of prestigious professional organizations including the American Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, (where she has been involved in leadership positions and sits on two Councils where she is Chair of one), Academy of General Dentistry, The American Society of Dentistry for Children, Bristol Dental Society (where she is in her 17th year of being President), and the Chamber of Commerce (where she has been a past President). She is an honorary member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentistry. She has participated in the Mission of Mercy and has sat in leadership positions with State of Connecticut Department of Social Services to help those who are underserved.
When she is not caring for her patients or attending meetings, Bethaney enjoys many hobbies such as painting with water color and oils, gardening, cooking, and spending time with friends, family, and her beloved animals.
Evan A. Lemoine, PRP