The Nominating Committee consists of Daniel Fitzpatrick, PRP, Peter Senopoulos, RP, and Rosemary Seghatoleslami, PRP, Chairman.
The following are nominated for offices for the 2017-19 term:
Nominee for President
Kendra O’Toole, Esq. (Massachusetts)
Kendra is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts focusing on estate planning and elder law. She graduated from New England School of Law and passed the bar that year. She later graduated from Western New England University School of Law with an LL.M. in Estate Planning and Elder Law. Kendra is a partner with Mattson, O’Toole & Reed, LLC based in Braintree, MA. She has served in numerous roles in the George Demeter Unit including as a committee chair, vice-president, and currently president. She has been vice-president of NEAP since 2013.
Nominee for Vice-President
Carl Pease, PRP (Maine)
Carl serves as NEAP’s parliamentarian since 2015. He 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.
Nominee for Secretary
Rosemary Seghatoleslami, PRP (New Jersey)
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.
Nominee for Treasurer
Dr. Bethaney Brenner, RP (Connecticut)
Bethaney 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 dental organizations and has served in numerous leadership capacities and is a past president of a local Chamber of Commerce. 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.