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About Us

Who we are. . . The New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO) is a non-profit corporation organized by five of the New England Health and Human services agencies and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. NESCSO’S Board is comprised of five New England States Health and Human Services Commissioners and/or their delegates.

The mission of our organization is to foster communication and collaboration among our members through information sharing and joint projects. It is our goal to support the health and human services policy and system needs of the New England states by providing a framework for knowledge exchange in order to maximize policy, program and cost effectiveness.

Our Staff

Elena Nicolella,  Executive Director

t. 401.952.4369

e. elena.nicolella@nescso.org

David Huffman, Director of Operations

t. 508.365.7833

e. david.huffman@nescso.org

Our Board


Roderick Bremby, Commissioner


Marylou Sudders, Secretary

 New Hampshire

Jeffrey Meyers, Commissioner

Rhode Island

Lisa Vura-Weis, Acting Secretary


Al Gobeille, Secretary


Lisa M. Colombo, DNP, MHA, RN, Executive VC

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  • To foster communication and collaboration among our members through information sharing and joint projects.
  • Created in 1999
  • Non-Profit Corporation (501C)
  • Members include five of the New England states & UMASS Medical School
  • Funded by annual dues, fees and grants


  • Facilitate information exchange with national and state representatives of government and private agencies to identify collaborative opportunities
  • Provide conference planning and round table discussion support on topics of general interest
  • Develop reports and briefing materials
  • Investigate potential collaborative solutions such as multi-state purchasing
  • Work with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and other NE Universities on partnering opportunities
  • Assist states with development of RFP’s, and grant management
  • Coordinate regional workshops, teleconferencing and web casting assistance





333 South Street

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Office: 508-856-8229

Fax: 508-856-6785

Library: 508-856-6425 E-mail: info@nescso.org

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