Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education


  • 2021 NENA Conference

    Join us for the 8th Annual Virtual Spring NENA Federation Conference on March 6, 2021. This regional conference will offer a diverse array of opportunities, for both NENA members and non-members, as it will focus on a broad range of topics related to education, industry,

    and research in hospitality and tourism. Click HERE to register.


    Schedule at a Glance (EST)

    8:30 - 8:55 Networking (coffee, chat, etc.)

    8:55 - 9:00 Welcome Address by Federation President, Theresa Lind

    9:00 - 9:45 Keynote - Building Your Resilience

    9:45 - 11:15 Concurrent Sessions (Teaching Roundtable & Research Presentation)

    11:15 - 12:00 Panel Discussion

    12:00 - 12:30 Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks


    See you March 6, 2021!!

  • 2021 Panelists & Keynote

    In addition to great research presentations and , join us for these guest speakers.

    Vijay Dandapani - Keynote

    President and CEO

    Hotel Association of New York City

    Arthur Keith - Panelist

    Managing Director/General Manager

    Cornell University’s Statler Hotel

    Natalie Camerino - Panelist

    Founder & CEO


    Nathan Reigner - Panelist

    Research Assistant Professor

    Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management Department at the Pennsylvania State


  • Where Are You?

    If you live in these parts of Canada and the United States, we are your federation!

  • About ICHRIE

    International CHRIE (ICHRIE), a non-profit professional association, provides programs and services to continually improve the quality of global education, research, service and business operations in the hospitality and tourism industry. ICHRIE, an inclusive, collegial association, values creative, ethical and progressive action and improvement of global hospitality and tourism education and research.


    Who are members?

    • High School Educators
    • Adjuncts at 2yr & 4yr Colleges
    • Full Time Faculty
    • Graduate Students
    • Industry Colleagues
    • Vendors

  • About NENA

    North Eastern North American Federation CHRIE is the North Eastern region chapter of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.


    The North Eastern Federation is comprised of 13 of the 50 United States & all of Canada: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. Recently we added the rest of Canada!

  • Board of Directors

    Get to know our team.

    Theresa Lind


    James Madison University

    Kirsten Tripodi

    Vice President

    Sacred Heart University

    Noel Criscione-Naylor


    Richard Stockton University

    Joe Scarcelli


    York College of Pennsylvania

    Gilpatrick Hornsby

    Director of Research

    James Madison University

    Tony Kim

    Director of Networking (Conferences & Events)

    James Madison University

    Tracy Michaud

    Director of Member Services and Development

    University of Maine

    Leslie Scamacca

    Director of Education

    LaGuardia Community College

    Jennifer Forney

    Immediate Past President

    University of Pittsburgh


    Learn a little bit about NENA and CHRIE.


    Just like any organization, you get out of NENA what you put into it. We bridge the gap by putting people and practices in place. That being said, here are some of the things we offer.

    • Opportunities for publications
    • Resources from Area Consultants sent once per month
    • Access to scholarships for members and students
    • Opportunities to develop and deliver research
    • Professional development at Federation and international level
    • Bi-monthly emails from ACs, providing resources for your program
    • Opportunities to collaborate with high school, 2yr, undergraduate and graduate colleagues
    • Directory of HTM programs for high schools
    There are a number of ways to get involved. While we certainly encourage all of our colleagues to become full members of CHRIE, you can always be connected to what we do by joining the mailing list below.


    Learn more about how to become a full member of ICHRIE and NENA by clicking here.

    $205 - Educators at Institutions Granting Baccalaureate and/or Graduate Degrees

    $205 - Industry, Association, Business and Government Executives

    $165 - Educators at Institutions Granting Associate Degrees, Certificates or Diplomas

    $105 - Educators at Secondary Schools, Retired Educators, Graduate Students


    $565 - Institutions Granting Baccalaureate and/or Graduate Degrees
    $565 - Corporation, Organization, Association

    $365 - Institutions Granting Associate Degrees, Certificates or Diplomas
    $1030 - Premium for Institutions, Organizations, Associations, Corporations

    $1950 - Premium Plus for Institutions, Organizations, Associations, Corporations


    If you have any questions or suggestions about the membership options, please reach out to your AC or the Director of Membership.

  • Area Consultants

    These are your contacts for resources in the Federation.

    Frederic Dimanche


    Ryerson University

    Suzanne Bagnera

    New England

    Boston University

    David Schweiger


    Northampton Community College

    Elizabeth DeRose


    Frederick Community College

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