Members, It’s Time to Vote!
MassRecycle is happy to announce that it’s time to vote in the Board of Directors: both new and renewals. Our new Directors will be signing up for two year terms. Current Directors who are ready to renew will serve another term.
If you are a paid member in good standing, please join us on September 27th at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, for our Fall Social that will include our Annual Members’ Meeting. If you cannot make the Annual Members’ Meeting, please vote online no later than 5 pm on Monday, September 25th, 2023 through an online ballot (will be sent to you via email from email@example.com.)
Please read further to learn about the candidates.
Gretchen Carey, Republic Services
Gretchen has worked in the environmental field for 15 years as a volunteer, municipal recycling coordinator, and now Republic Services’ Sustainability Manager for New England. Gretchen provides training and education on recycling for both municipalities and commercial customers while helping to build the organics infrastructure in New England. In addition to her leadership of MassRecycle, Gretchen is a LEED Green Associate, a Zero Waste TRUE Advisor, and a member of the Environmental Business Council Solid Waste Management Leadership Committee. She is also co-founder of GreenLabs Recycling, the hyperlocal company for plastics recycling.
Jerry Collins, WIN Waste Innovations
I believe that I would be a valuable asset to the MassRecycle Board because of the many contacts that I have in the industry, my extensive experience, and my role at Republic Services was primarily from the waste hauler perspective. I was located in facilities throughout New England. My experience with WIN Waste has been with the post-collection side of the business. This role allows me to engage with the majority of companies in our service territory. I understand their challenges and provide guidance on all matters involving the flow of both a trash and recycling. I have experienced drastic changes in the industry, with recycling being right at the top. Innovation has led to improved recycle rates, but I believe the main work continues to be educating more and more people. The focus of organizations like MassRecycle has been instrumental in raising awareness to the many issues that face a successful recycling outcome. I am excited about working with an organization that continues to make this their priority to help make this world a better place to live.
Rosanna Delrosario, City of Lawrence
Rosanna Delrosario has been working as the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Lawrence Since January 2022, this new position has given her the opportunity to discover the incredible world of sustainability. Rosanna enjoys the opportunity of being able to perform a Job that has no limits when it comes to educating others about Recycling. This is something that she personally does all day everyday – doesn’t matter where she is! Rosanna has been living in the City Of Lawrence since 2007 and feels honored to work in the same community where she lives and raises her children.
Terri Goldberg, Waste Reduction Consultant
Terri Goldberg led regional pollution prevention and waste reduction at the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) for more than 32 years. These initiatives focused on reducing wasted food, improving diversion of hard-to-manage wastes, advancing EPR, addressing high priority toxics in consumer products, and more. She is interested in helping MassRecycle to flourish and grow and in transforming Massachusetts into a sustainable materials management policy and program leader.
Sarah Healey, Boston University
Sarah oversees the zero waste program for BU Sustainability. With a goal to be zero waste by 2030, Sarah’s main role is to implement and refine the strategy outlined in the BU Zero Waste Plan. Prior to joining BU, they worked for Casella Waste Systems where they supported higher education and healthcare facilities with their waste reduction goals. Sarah has an MBA in Sustainability from the University of Vermont. Sarah is a TRUE Zero Waste Advisor and has served on the leadership team of the US Composting Council’s Young Professionals.
Robin Ingenthron, Good Point Recycling
Robin is CEO of Good Point Recycling of Brockton, MA and Middlebury, VT. In the 1990s, Robin was Director of the Recycling Program at the Massachusetts DEP. He has a BA degree in International Relations (Carleton College, 1984) and an MBA from Boston University . Robin is also the founder of Fair Trade Recycling, an export reform – and anti-defamation – group (WR3A.org). Robin was recently named #36 on the Top 100 Recycling experts worldwide by Recycling International, appeared on the cover of Recycling Today, and is a frequent contributor to Resource Recycling.
Nicole Pellagrino, Helpsy
While working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut earlier in her career, Nicole helped transition the closure of underperforming donation centers to increase profitability and streamline their operations. She was integral in securing the partnerships essential for fundraising opportunities for BBBS in an effort to keep their CT doors open. Before working with Big Brothers Big Sisters she volunteered and worked with Boys and Girls Club with their summer programs.
Since joining Helpsy in early 2019, Nicole has fully immersed herself in the business of unwanted clothing and the impact on our planet. She has been an active presenter and attendee in many Massachusetts-based webinars as well as representing Helpsy in many recycling events and conventions across the Northeast. In addition to providing textile recycling training and education for Helpsy’s partner municipalities across 15 states, Nicole has been an invaluable asset in assisting with fundraising efforts for many of our non-profit partners and has truly become a member of the communities she helps to support.
Laurie Simmons, UMass Amherst
Laurie is the Sustainability Coordinator for Residential Life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a graduate of the M.S. in Sustainability Science program and recently completed her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. With a background in sustainability education, much of Laurie’s work on campus focuses on waste diversion efforts and student engagement with a long-term vision for sparking and nurturing a culture of sustainability across the campus community. She chairs the Chancellors Sustainability Advisory Committee Zero Waste Subcommittee at UMass and Vice Chair of the Springfield MRF Advisory Board. Laurie enjoys serving as a role model for living sustainably, reducing waste, and sharing her knowledge, experiences, and connections with others to help affect positive change.
Lisa Yane, Blue Hills Business Solutions
Laurie is the Assistant Campus Sustainability Manager at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a graduate of the M.S. in Sustainability Science program and recently completed her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. With a background in sustainability education, much of Laurie’s work on campus focuses on waste diversion efforts and student engagement with a long-term vision for sparking and nurturing a culture of sustainability across the campus community. She chairs the Chancellors Sustainability Advisory Committee Zero Waste Subcommittee at UMass and is Vice Chair of the Springfield MRF Advisory Board. Laurie also sits on the national Campus Race to Zero Waste Board of Directors. Laurie enjoys serving as a role model for living sustainably, reducing waste, and sharing her knowledge, experiences, and fostering connections with others to help affect positive change.