Our People


CHAIR: Melanie Loyzim, Maine

Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Melanie Loyzim is the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (Maine DEP). She has been with the agency since 2006, and has served in a variety of roles including underground tank inspector, air toxics and emissions inventory program manager, director of Bureau of Air Quality and the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, and most recently as deputy commissioner. Prior to her tenure at Maine DEP, she worked for Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment in its emissions inventory program and as a rule writer. She also has experience as an Environmental, Health and Safety Consultant, a Site Health and Safety Officer, and 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) trainer.

VICE CHAIR: Christine Kirby, Massachusetts

Assistant Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Christine Kirby is the MassDEP Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Air and Waste (BAW) responsible for development and implementation of Air Pollution and Climate programs, Solid, Hazardous Waste, and Recycling programs, the Toxics Use Reduction programs, and the Underground Storage Tank Program. Prior to serving as the Acting Assistant Commissioner, Christine managed BAW’s Division of Air and Climate Programs responsible for managing air quality and climate mitigation programs. Christine has been with MassDEP since 1985.




Paul Miller

Executive Director
pmiller @ nescaum.org

Coralie Cooper

Mobile Sources and Stationary & Area Sources
ccooper @ nescaum.org

Alex Karambelas

Modeling and MANE-VU TSC
akarambelas @ nescaum.org