Staff

Linda Church Ciocci
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Linda Church Ciocci

Executive Director

Linda Church Ciocci is the executive director of the National Hydropower Association (NHA), the national trade association that represents…

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Jeffrey A. Leahey
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Jeffrey A. Leahey

Deputy Executive Director

Jeff Leahey joined NHA in June 2002 and was promoted to his current position in November 2013. Jeff monitors…

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Diane C. Lear
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Diane C. Lear

Director of Membership Services

Diane C. Lear joined the NHA staff on a part-time basis in February, 2002. Previously, Diane was the administrator…

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Dave Zayas
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Dave Zayas

Director of Regulatory Affairs & Technical Services

David joined NHA in 2011 and is responsible for managing NHA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee, Small Hydro Council, Hydraulic Power…

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LeRoy Coleman
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LeRoy Coleman

Senior Manager of Strategic Communications

LeRoy Coleman manages communications for NHA. Prior to joining NHA, he worked for an international public relations firm where…

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Francesca Blanco
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Francesca Blanco

Senior Manager of Meetings and Events

Francesca manages NHA’s regional meetings, conferences, workshops, webinars, seminars and any other events that arise.  Francesca earned a bachelor’s…

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Kimberly Costner
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Kimberly Costner

Manager of Administration

Kimberly Costner works with Linda and the rest of the staff to improve office efficiencies.  She supports Linda as…

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