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NELLCO is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors. There is a 5-member Executive Committee. Current officers and their duties are listed below.


Raquel M. Ortiz: Roger Williams School of Law, Assistant Dean for Library & Information Services

Phone: 401-254-4530

As the chief executive officer of the corporation, the President is responsible for the management of all functions of the consortium. He/She supervises the Executive Director. The president must attend all meetings and call Executive Board meetings, as he/she deems necessary. In general, the President promotes the activities and advancement of the consortium; encourages Directors to engage staff members to become involved on NELLCO sub-committees and projects.


Pat Newcombe: Western New England University School of Law, Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources

Phone: 413-782-1616

As vice-president is responsible for attending all meetings supervising Executive Director and Directors in absence of the president.

Past President

Sarah Hooke Lee: Northeastern University School of Law Library Assistant Dean and Director, Information and Research Services, and Associate Professor of Law

Phone: 617-373-3332

With the past experience of the presidential responsibilities, the past president advises the Executive Board and remains an active participant of the Executive Committee.


Darcy Kirk: University of Connecticut Law Library Director & Professor of Law

Phone: (860) 570-5109
Fax: (860) 570-5104

Supervises the Executive Director with regards to all financial decisions, budgeting and tax preparation. Reports to the Directors on all financial matters; Recommends dues increases to the Executive Board.

Executive Director
Corie Dugas: NELLCO Law Library Consortium, Inc. 

Phone: (518) 694-3026
Fax: (518) 694-3027

As the Chief Executive of NELLCO, Tracy is responsible for the day-to-day business of the organization.


NELLCO is a consortium of law libraries collaborating to maximize access to services and resources and to develop, evaluate, and implement innovative programs for the benefit of the members.

Contact Us

756 Madison Ave. Suite 102
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518-694-3025
Fax: 518-694-3027