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Northern Essex Community College Administrators’ Association

The Northern Essex Community College Administrators’ Association is a professional organization dedicated to advocating for the improvement of the economic and professional well-being of its members and furthering the mission of the college. In addition, the organization exists to:

  • Provide an organized forum to discuss common issues;
  • Review interpretations and implementation of the personnel policies of the Board of Higher Education;
  • Support and promote academic excellence through scholarships; and
  • Pursue other related matters which affect the interests of the membership.

Membership is open to all full or part time (half time or greater) non-unit professionals and non-unit confidential secretaries, who are not members of the professional or other bargaining units as designated by the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission. Dues are $30 per year, $15 of which goes to a scholarship fund for NECC students.


General membership meetings are held throughout the year. In addition, the Executive Board meets regularly, including periodic meetings with the college President.

Governance – 2022/23 Executive Board

  • President: Doris Buckley
  • Vice President: Tracy Trask
  • Secretary: Kelly Fisher
  • Treasurer: vacant
  • Members at Large (3): Donna Bertolino, Lorena Constant, vacant
  • Past President: Sharon McDermot

Elections are held on a yearly basis: Offices are open to all members.


  • Information sharing, peer interaction, and camaraderie;
  • Member advocacy and support;
  • Discussion and analysis of issues of common concern; and
  • Potential to access group legal fund.


  • Continued leadership in interpretation of management and non-unit classified packages and member support;
  • Advocacy for Retirement Incentive Program;
  • Improving working conditions through attention to Health, Safety, and Environment; and
  • Promoting Professional Development Opportunities.

If you would like to join NECCAA please contact any board member, or just come to any general meeting and pay dues at that time.

Non-Unit Professional Personnel Policies Handbook