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Contact: Lynn Rubinstein, lynn@nerc.org, 802-254-3636
Date: June 15, 2022

Resa Dimino & Jen Heaton-Jones Join NERC Board

As part of its ongoing commitment to DE&I, the NERC Board has elected two additional Ex Officio members to the Board: Resa Dimino, New York, and Jen Heaton-Jones, Connecticut. 

Resa Dimino is a managing principal with RRS, a sustainability and materials Resa Dimino photomanagement consulting firm, and a partner at Signalfire Group, a subsidiary of RRS focused on supporting governments and businesses to navigate policy and regulation to move toward a circular economy. Resa has over 30 years of experience in waste reduction, recycling, product stewardship, and environmental economic development. She has held roles in the recycling industry, trade groups, and public sector including WeRecycle, NAPCOR, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. As of late, she has managed and directed multiple recycling supply chain assessments, infrastructure gap analyses, EPR modeling, and policy development projects. Resa recently led and participated in projects supporting the development of carpet EPR in New York, the study of PET thermoform recycling costs and material flows, and mapped the infrastructure and material flow of plastics in the US and Canada.

"I’m so pleased to join the NERC board and look forward to working alongside other members to help propel recycling forward in the Northeast. Whether it’s looking at end markets, programs, or policy, NERC plays an important role in bringing the states and the recycling industry together to tackle the tough problems," stated Ms. Dimino.

Jen Heaton-Jones photoJen Heaton-Jones is the Executive Director of the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA), a regional, governmental solid waste management authority serving 14 municipalities in Western CT. She has been with the HRRA since 2009.  She is the current chair of the CT Product Stewardship Council, Vice President of the CT Recyclers Coalition and President of the Northeast Chapter of NAHMMA. 

"It is an honor to serve on the NERC board.  As the Executive Director of a regional, governmental solid waste and recycling authority, I have many years of experience working with NERC and benefiting from the resources they provide.  I am thrilled to give back to help protect the interest of the organization and all whom they serve.  I hope to contribute my municipal expertise, share my continued passion for the environment, and add value to the organization by working collaboratively to meet NERC’s goals," explained Ms. Heaton-Jones.