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The State Relations Team (Regional Directors) have a strong commitment to NAE4-HA and serve as the communication link between the Board of Trustees and our members. They are committed to member services as it relates to the mission and vision of NAE4-HA. They also strongly advocate for the association and the regions they represent.

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State Relations Team (Regional Directors)
Regional DirectorsNortheast Region

Melanie Forstram 

Laura Bovitz

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Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New  Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, National 4-H Council

Eastern Canada: Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edwards Is., Ontario, Quebec


Regional DirectorsNorth Central Region

Mitch Hoyer

Sarah Maass

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Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, USDA/NIFA


Regional DirectorsWestern Region

Charles Go

Lacey Taylor

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Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Western Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
West Pacific: Guam, American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Micronesia


Regional DirectorsSouthern Region

Heather Janney

Janine Sutter

Carolyn Tyler

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Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands


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