Financial Wellness Education Committee

MASFAA members can access the Financial Wellness Education Committee’s Resource page here.


The Financial Wellness Education Committee provides MASFAA members a support and resource network to assist in creating, maintaining, and advancing financial wellness education to those they serve.


The Financial Wellness Education Committee is comprised of two chairpersons, as well as, a number of volunteer committee members.


1.     Provide MASFAA members a support network to assist in creating, maintaining and advancing/enhancing financial education and literacy programs to undergraduate and graduate students on their campuses.

2.     Build and maintain a network of financial education professionals within and outside of MASFAA.

3.     Create an online financial education resource center.

4.     Assist the MASFAA Conference Committee members by providing financial education sessions at the annual MASFAA conference and/or bringing in financial education experts to speak at conference.

5.     Provide professional development and/or training opportunities for MASFAA members on financial education topics throughout the year.

Committee Reports

April 2017

January 2017

September 2016

May 2016

April 2016

Committee Members

Financial Wellness Committee email:
Sarah Bergeron
Assistant Director of Student Aid & Financial Literacy
Lisa Talbot
Director, Business Development
Rosie Alicea
Assistant Director of Student Aid & Financial Literacy
Jeffrey Bentley
Vice President/Relationship Manager
Citizens Bank
William Bianchi
Rhode Island Student Loan Authority
Ashley Crawley
Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Elms College
Luanne Gage
Vice President, Education Finance
Citizens Bank
Alia Georges
Assistant Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Counselor
Olin College
Migdalia Gomez
Community Engagement Manager
Harvard University Credit Union
Jonathan Hughes
Manager of College Planning and Education
Jeanne Mahan
Director, College Finance
Bright Horizons College Coach
Kim Oikle
Financial Aid Counselor
Worcester State University
Robin Rondeau
Senior Financial Aid Counselor
Holyoke Community College
Dan Rossi
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services
Harvard Kennedy School
Jennifer Sheehy
Director of Financial Aid
Nichols College
Jennifer Trauman
Head of Campus Development – Northeast
College Ave Student Loans
Hilary Werner
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Northeastern University School of Law


Leanne Zemrock
Student Financial Services Representative
Bay Path University
Patrick Ziegler
Market Relationship Manager
Wells Fargo Education Financial Services