NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state and provincial level. NSCA’s Northeast Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state and provincial directors. Members in the Northeast Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.
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The NSCA hosts state, regional, and provincial events throughout the year
The Northeast Region has its own facebook page where you can join the conversation and learn what is happening in your area.
The Canadian Community also has its own facebook page where you can join the conversation and learn what is happening in your area.
Chair, Regional Coordinator: Heath R. Pierce, MEd, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC*D
Heath Pierce has over 20 years of experience in the strength and conditioning field, and has worked with a wide variety of athletes from youth to professional. He has been employed at the University of New England since 1997. From 1997 to 2006, Pierce was a Senior Fitness Specialist/Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning. And in 2006, he was named the Associate Clinical Professor/Director, Applied Exercise Science Program in the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance, apposition he still currently holds. Pierce has been recognized for his dedication and commitment to the field by serving as the Maine State Director of the NSCA from 2007 – 2013, Northeast Regional Coordinator from 2015 – present, and receiving the NSCA 2009 State Director of the Year Award, as well as the 2014 Personal Trainer of the Year Award.
State Director: Joel DeMarco, MEd, CSCS, RSCC
Joel DeMarco has been an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Connecticut for 5 years where he oversees training programs for Baseball, Women's Ice Hockey and Women's Volleyball. Prior to UConn, he served as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Trinity College for all 29 sports. His interests include training for strength and power sports, developing young professionals in the field, and team/leadership building.
State Director: Kristen Ouellette, CSCS
Kristen Ouellette is an Assistant Professor of Applied Exercise Science at Springfield College and contracts for Renaissance Periodization. Her interests include; strength and conditioning for team sport and tactical athletes, performance nutrition, and applied research.
State Director: Lyndie Kelley, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, RSCC
Lyndie Kelley is the Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning at the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford, ME. She is responsible for working with all 17 varsity athletics programs at UNE and serves as a Laboratory Instructor for the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance. Her interests are in mentoring/developing young professionals and the balance between the art and science of coaching. She is particularly passionate about increasing the performance resources available to NCAA DIII student-athletes.
State Director: Kevin Burgess, CSCS
Kevin Burgess owns and operates Total Human Performance, LLC in Nashua, NH. He has over 10 years of experience training individuals, including adults, seniors, and high school athletes. His interests include corporate wellness, improving health and fitness through lifestyle behavior change, strength training for seniors, and adult recreational athletes.
State Director: Nathan Young, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D
Bio to come soon!
State Director: Jason Sawyer, PhD, CSCS
Jason Sawyer is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of the Wellness and Exercise Science Major at Rhode Island College, and the Rhode Island NSCA State Director. His active research interests include the effects of physical activity on mental health. He has completed both short- and long-term studies examining the effects of resistance training on self-reported feelings of depression and anxiety, and has presented his research findings at the state and regional level.
State Director: Spencer Brown, MS, CSCS
Spencer Brown is the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Dartmouth College overseeing 30 varsity sports. He lives in Hartford, Vermont with his wife and two children.
Provincial Director: Sean DeVarennes, CSCS
Sean DeVarennes is the founder of SD Performance Coaching, Head Strength Coach of the Amherst Ramblers of the Maritime Hockey League (MHL), and Head Strength Coach/Director of Sports Performance at Atlantic Hockey Group.
Provincial Director: Bianca Paiement, MSc, CSCS
Bianca Paiement is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Premier Performance. She has been working in the private sector for several years with a focus on athletic development and rehabilitation. Paiement is also a rugby sports coach at the provincial level. Her interests include developing and educating youth athletes, and public education on the role of strength and conditioning.
Provincial Director: Shauna Forsyth, MS, CSCS
Shauna Forsyth is the owner and operator of Maritime Strength and Conditioning, located in Windsor, Nova Scotia. She specializes in sports performance training for youth and high school athletes and provides personal training and injury reconditioning for the general public. She is also the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the King's-Edgehill School Prep Athletics Program.
Provincial Director: Michael Stolberg, CSCS
Bio to come soon!