NEED Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors


Maggie Downey, Administrator, Cape Light Compact, JPE

Vice Chairman

Wayne Yonkelowitz, Educator (ret)


John Weiner, U.S. Energy Information Administration (ret)


Reta White, Mid-Atlantic Dam Safety Engineer, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy


Lauren Allen, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Carrie Annand, Vice President, External Affairs, Biomass Power Association
Paula Conrad, Vice President, Corporate Relations, Exelon  |  President, Exelon Foundation
Harmony Jurkash, Gulf Coast Stakeholder Relations, ConocoPhillips Company
Leigh V. Grantham, VP, Member Services & Communications, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Claudia Kreisle, Phillips66
Diane Lear, National Hydropower Association
Mark Sartain, VP Nuclear Engineering & Fleet Support, Dominion Resources Services, Inc
Steve Solomon, Principal, PJH & Associates

Honorary Board Members and Former Chairmen

Paula Barnett, BP
Constance Beatty (ret)
Guy Caruso, U.S. Energy Information Administration (ret)
Phil Cochrane, BP
Leslie Eden, PennWell
Kevin Galligan, Galligan Energy Consulting
Paul Loeffelman, American Electric Power
Randall Luthi, State of Wyoming
Maurice Royster, Equitable Resources
Barry Russell, Independent Petroleum Association of America
H. Alfred Ryan, Exelon (ret)
Cristina Jorge Schwarz, Professional Geologist
Bob Stewart, National Ocean Industries Association (ret)
Henry Sullivan, American Electric Power (ret)
Wendy Wiedenbeck, Interstate Restoration
Rick Zuercher, Dominion


National Staff

Mary Spruill, Executive Director

Constance Beatty, Program Associate

Luis Cavero, Creative Director

Cindy Foster, NEED Distribution Center

Robert Griegoliet, Advisor, Student Engagement and Educational Technology

Rick Hall, NEED Distribution Center

Sandy Harben, Accounting and Office Administration

Melanie Harper, Program Associate

Emily Hawbaker, Curriculum Director

Doug Keaton, Advisor, Career and Technical Education

David Keene, General Counsel

Vernon Kimball, Curriculum and Training Associate

Rebecca Lamb, Program Director

Wendi Moss, Program and Training Coordinator

Karen Reagor, Training Associate

Todd Rogers, Training Associate

Barry Scott, State Program Director, California

Amy Schott, Program Associate

Melissa Spencer, NEED Distribution Center

Bonny Spruill, NEED Distribution Center

Kimberly Swan, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator

Caryn Turrel, Curriculum and Training Associate

Cindy Welchko, Curriculum Associate

NEED Staff performing a battery experiment