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The Executive Board


Matthew Hall

Tochigi 1990-1993

New to the role of President in 2023, Matthew brings enthusiasm and a long history of connection and experience with Japan to NEJETAA. Like his predecessors, he will provide support and leadership for initiatives to bring alum's back together as we emerge post-pandemic and help drive programs to attract great talent to become future JET members.

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Vice President

Position Open

Join Now!

You could be the next Vice President of NEJET AA!

Are you a New England-based JET alum?  Why not share your passion of Japan and give back by participating with other JET alum's.  Get involved, build your network and remain connected to all things Japan and JET by participating.  Contact us today via the email above.


Position Open

Join Now!

You could be the next Treasurer of NEJTAA! 

Are you a New England-based JET alum? Share your passion for Japan, give back to the community and join us as our next Treasurer (it's fun and not very demanding... really!).

Contact u today via the treasurer email address listed above.


Social Chair

Adrian Vele

Hokkaido 2017-2020

Adrian joined the board in the autumn of 2022. As Social Chair, he oversees the logistical planning and marketing of all NEJETAA events. He brings a long history of event organizing and promotion from his years attending university in Kyushu, working in Europe, and from his time in Hokkaido where he served as the VP of HAJET. He loves onsen and skiing.

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Membership Coordinator

Zoe Nugent


Zoe is a long-time New-Englander and recent JET alumni. Zoe joined NEJETAA in April 2023. Previously a board member of JASV and social media coordinator of Niigata AJET, she hopes to help other JET returnees engage and build ties in the New England area.  She loves puns, knitting and British sit-coms

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Social Chair

Kathryn Adelson

Shizuoka City 2018-2022

Kathryn is new to the board in 2022, and manages event planning and member services as co-social chair. She loves cooking, making temari, and learning languages.


Web Master

Hannah McGrath

Tokyo 2015-2017

Hannah is a Boston-based digital marketer that manages NEJETTAs social media website. She hopes to one day have an endless supplies of conbini snacks, including daifuku, onigiri and melon pan. 

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