Northeast Region Sections
The Northeast Region serves Arrowmen throughout the great Northeast, and the world, and is composed of lodges which span across Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Transatlantic councils, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Ryan Palmer | Section Chief |
Ryan is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Tantamous Lodge, Mayflower Council. Ryan is a recipient of the Founder's Award and James E. West Fellowship Award. Ryan has served as lodge chief, section secretary, section vice chief, and as a member of the National Leadership Seminar staff. Ryan was very involved with the creation of Tantamous Lodge as the result of a council merger in 2017.
Craig Donais | Section Adviser |
Craig is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He is also an Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award, Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope recipient. He currently serves as the Council Vice President for Administration in the Daniel Webster Council. In the past Craig has served as Council Commissioner and Council Vice President for Program. He’s got 5 Jamborees under his belt as staff, most recently as Foxtrot Base Camp Commissioner. In 1990 he served as an NOAC CVC and has also staffed at 4 NOACS. He has also served as a Philmont Ranger in 1991. Outside of Scouting Craig enjoys history, genealogy, Rotary, and various outdoor activities, He Volunteers with St, Mary's Bank, the nation's oldest credit union as chairman of their supervisory committee, and trustee for the Manchester Historic Association.
John Zanin | Section Chief |
John is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil member of Nacha Nimat Lodge of the Hudson Valley Council. Throughout his scouting tenure, John has participated in a wide variety of activities from serving as the Northeast Region Communications Coordinator and a term as the Northeast Region Venturing Vice President of Administration, as well as staffing the national train the trainer program for NYLT, NYLT Leadership Academy. He also served on as a media escort at the 2017 National Jamboree. John is excited to serve his second term as the NE-2A Section Chief, looking to improve section communications, increase youth involvement, and provide innovative training experiences.
Outside of the Scouting world, John is in his third year at the University of Vermont double majoring in economics and history. He is a member of Army ROTC and has enjoyed interning in the Office of Vermont Governor Phil Scott.
Bob Waltz | Section Adviser |
Bob is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member and Lodge Adviser for the Pocumtuc Lodge in the Western Massachusetts Council. He’s received the District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver, and is currently the Scoutmaster for Troop 57, Metacomet District Chairman, Unit Commissioner and Council VP of District Operations. Bob’s served as Scoutmaster for the Council’s last two Jamboree contingents, and just returned from a Philmont trek with his Troop. Bob is a graduate of Clarkson College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Carnegie Mellon University. He is a faculty member in the School of Continuing Education at Springfield Technical Community College.
Charlie Mauro | Section Chief |
Charlie is an Eagle Scout and Brotherhood member of Buckskin Lodge of the Theodore Roosevelt Council. Charlie has served as a Lodge Secretary, Lodge Vice Chief of Administration, and Lodge Chief. Charlie has attended 3 National Order of the Arrow Conferences. He has worked for Onteora Scout Reservation for four summers from 2015-2018. Charlie has the distinction of being among a select few scouts to earn every merit badge offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Outside of scouting Charlie is a freshman at Cornell University studying economics and statistics and enjoys hiking around the the beauty Ithaca has to offer.
Glenn Greubel | Section Adviser |
Glenn is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Buckskin Lodge 412 of the Theodore Roosevelt Council. He has been involved in Scouting since 1966 and was inducted into the Order as a youth in 1974. Glenn served his lodge as Lodge Adviser from 2007 until 2012 when he was appointed Associate Section Adviser. In 2013, he was appointed Section Adviser. Outside of the Order, Glenn has served his council as a Scoutmaster, High Adventure Director, and Properties Chairmen. He is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. Glenn is a retired New York City Police Officer and has been a volunteer fireman for over 30 years. He resides in Merrick with his wife Lisa and his two sons Glenn and Mike who are both Eagle Scouts and Vigil Honor Brothers. Glenn's hobbies include boating and backpacking.
Travis Militello | Section Chief |
Travis is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member, and Founder’s Award recipient of Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee Lodge, Greater Niagara Frontier Council, in Buffalo, New York. Travis has served as a ceremonialist, Lodge Vice-Chief of Program, Conclave Vice-Chief, Lodge Chief, and as a lifeguard for four summers on camp staff. Travis has attended NLS, NYLT, two NOACs, two National Jamborees and the inaugural year of the OA Summit Experience. Outside of scouts Travis works full-time as a manufacturing technician at Cobham Mission Systems and plans on going back to school for mechanical engineering. In his spare time he enjoys building computers, hunting, fly fishing, swimming, and riding motorcycles.
Rick Coloccia | Section Adviser |
Rick is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Tschipey Achtu Lodge, Seneca Waterways Council, of Rochester, New York. Rick started in Scouting in 1982 and in the Order in 1989. While a youth, Rick served as a ceremonialist, chapter chief and lodge chief. Rick served nine summers on summer camp staff during high school and college. As an adult, Rick has served the Order as conclave adviser, associate lodge adviser, section web adviser, associate section adviser and various other committee and officer adviser positions, before being appointed section adviser in 2015. Rick is active in his district as vice chair for communications and is a holder of the District Award of Merit. Rick also serves Scouting as scoutmaster in his Henrietta, NY troop. Outside of Scouting, Rick is a "problem captain" and judging official for the Odyssey of the Mind, an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Professionally, Rick oversees all voice and data communications systems at SUNY Geneseo. Rick holds a bachelor's degree from SUNY Geneseo, a master's degree in business administration from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Victor Hinojosa | Section Chief |
Victor is a sophomore and Political Science major at Norwich University, in Northfield, VT. He is a Vigil Honor member and an Eagle Scout in Ajapeu Lodge 351 in the Green Mountain Council. He was previously the Section Vice Chief and Lodge Chief for 2 consecutive terms. He is the Norwich University Scouting Association President; in charge of their yearly Norwich Camporee which draws Scouts from across the nation, and Canada to be put in a military environment and take skills they learn back home to use in the real-world. His interests outside of Scouting include serving our country in the United States Army Reserves, serving as the National Communications Writing Team Lead for the OA, and also being appointed as a member on the Governor's Community Violence Prevention Task Force in Vermont.
Favorite quote - "Do what you're passionate about - Who knows, one day your quote could be here." -Victor
Chris Wilkinson | Section Adviser |
Chris is an Eagle Scout, Founder's Award recipient, Centurion and Vigil Honor member of Otahnagon Lodge, Baden-Powell Council, Binghamton, NY. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from LeMoyne College. He is the labor relations administrator for The Labor Alliance. In Scouting, Chris is currently a member of his council’s executive board.
Noah McGovern | Section Chief |
Noah McGovern is a freshman and Political Science major at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA, and is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Wyona Lodge 18 in the Columbia Montour Council. He has held a variety of leadership positions in his lodge including Vice Chief, Lodge Chief, and Chairman of Ceremonies in the lodge. He has also worked at Camp Lavigne for 5 years as a staff member and Director of the Sports and First Year Camper program areas. Outside of scouting, Noah spends his time participating in the Division II Track & Field program at his school, and is an active member of the Global Honors Program. He spends his free time with friends, skiing, rock climbing, and hiking.
Favorite Quote: “There will never be an excuse reasonable enough to not strive for a life of victory” -Edmond Mbiaka
Richard Eakin | Section Adviser |
"Deac" as all of his Scouting friends know him is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Langundowi Lodge 46 in the French Creek Council #532. He has served as Lodge Adviser, is a Unit Commissioner, and currently the Council Camping Committee Chairman. Deac has attended the two Leadership Summits, 14 NOACs, and attended Lodge Adviser Training at Philmont Training Center, is a holder of the District Award of merit, and has been honored with the Silver Beaver. Residing in rural western Pennsylvania with his wife Darlene, they served on the staff of the 2010 Campaganza for NE Area 4. When not Scouting this chemist can be found at work as owner and President of Analytical Testing Services, an independent petroleum-testing laboratory.
Ethan Mooney | Section Chief |
Ethan Mooney is an Eagle Scout and Brotherhood Member of Kuskitannee Lodge, Moraine Trails Council. He has most recently served two terms as Executive Vice Chief for his lodge in addition to Senior Patrol Leader for his troop. Not only has he attended the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit and NOAC 2015 but he was also in attendance for the NEXT Conference that took place in 2016. Ethan was able to work with the Operation Arrow Team at the Summit for the 2017 Jamboree in addition to participating in the OAHA program.
Craig Spink | Section Adviser |
Craig is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor, Founder's Award and Silver Chief recipient in Kuskitannee Lodge 168, Moraine Trails Council. He serves on the Area 4 Committee, the Council Executive Board and is the Camping Committee Chair. He is an assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 58, where both of his sons earned their Eagle Scout rank. He has been Lodge Adviser and Membership Chief Adviser. Craig has a Ph.D. in organic/organometallic chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is Senior Scientist at Pressure Chemical Co. Apart from Scouting, his hobbies are a '67 Porsche 912, a motorcycle and metal sculpture.
Jeremy Bedient | Section Chief
Jeremy is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member, and Founder's Award recipient from Ajapeu Lodge 2. Prior to being elected section chief, Jeremy served as section secretary, lodge chief, lodge vice chief, and chapter chief. He is currently a member of the National and Northeast Region Communications Teams. During his time in Scouting, Jeremy has been to all four High Adventure bases, NEXT: A New Century, and served on the Operation Arrow Program Committee at the 2017 National Jamboree.
Jeremy is a freshman at the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a major in Industrial Engineering. Outside of Scouting he enjoys playing frisbee, participating in student government, and volunteering with his local church. Jeremy's most memorable Scouting experience was snorkeling in the Florida Keys with the OAOA program at Sea Base.
Favorite Quote: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are" - Theodore Roosevelt
Rob Rodriguez | Section Adviser |
Rob is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member, and Founder's Award recipient from Lenapehoking Lodge IX of the Northern New Jersey Council. He currently serves on the Northeast Region Area 5 Committee and as a member of the OA's Sustainability Task Force. He has previously served as an OA Wilderness Voyage foreman and Associate Section Adviser for Section NE-5A. Rob has served on the staff of various national events and programs of emphasis. As a youth, Rob served as a lodge chief, section chief, and national conference vice chief. Professionally, Rob is the superintendent of a state park.
Matt Parsons | Section Chief |
Matt is an Eagle Scout from Troop 382 in Dagsboro, Delaware and is a Brotherhood member of the Nentego Lodge. Matt has served in the past as his Lodge's Vice Chief of Program and Vice Chief of Inductions, as well as NE-6A’s Vice Chief. Outside of the OA Matt is involved in Sea Scout Ship 198 out of Lewes, Delaware and currently serves as the Ships Boatswains (a role equivalent to a troop's SPL). Matt recently graduated from Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Delaware and is attending Delaware Technical Community College to study Architectural Engineering. His most memorable scouting experience was his first summer camp at Horseshoe Scout Reservation.
Tony Roman | Section Adviser |
Tony is an Eagle Scout and a member of Nentico Lodge 12 of the Baltimore Area Council. For the past 25 years, he has served in various lodeg executive committee positions including lodge chief and lodge adviser. Professionally, Tony coordinates Hubble Space Telescope observing programs and is involved in ground system development for the James Webb Space Telescope.
Collin Heckman | Section NE-6B |
Collin Heckman is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Wunita Gokhos Lodge, Pennsylvania Dutch Council. He is a sophomore at Penn State University and is double majoring in astronomy and astrophysics and physics. Collin has served as lodge chief, section secretary, section vice chief, and as a member of the National Leadership Seminar staff. He has attended the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference and NEXT! A New Century. His hobbies include star gazing, playing music, and hiking.
Scott Salvadore | Section Adviser |
Scott is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor from Monaken Lodge 103, but is currently serving on the Council Executive Board in Chester County Council and is an active member of Octoraro Lodge 22. Through his scouting career, Scott has served as a lodge committee chairman, chapter chief, ceremonialist, associate staff adviser, section staff adviser, lodge adviser, and has been to 12 NOACs, 9 Jamborees, and has participated in various trainings including NLS, NLATS, NCLS, and NEI. Outside of scouting, Scott owns and operates an environmental consulting firm and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, stamp collecting, patch collecting, reading, and collecting old board games. If Scott were a popsicle, his flavor would be blue raspberry because it is slightly different and is the perfect mix of sweet and sour.