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

Monica Blondin
Executive Director of Student Aid & Financial Literacy
Co Chair
Kristin Hmieleski
Director of Financial Aid
Elms College
Co Chair
Simone Backstedt
Staff Assistant
Westfield State University
William Bianchi
Rhode Island Student Loan Authority
Jan Combs
Senior Manager, College Coach
Najda Corcoran
Director of Tuition Planning & Outreach
University of New England
Janice Evans
Assistant Director
Suffolk University Law School
Luanne Gage
Vice President
Account Executive Citizens Bank
Ashley Crawley
Student Financial Services Representative
BayPath University
Migdalia Gomez
Financial Education Services Specialist
Harvard University Employee Credit Union
Courtney Hatch Blauvelt
Assistant Director
Williams College
Jonathan Hughes
Manager of College Planning and Education
David Janey
Associate Director
Boston University Financial Assistance
Eric Newnum
Assistant Director
Stonehill College
Christine Robbins
Senior Assistant Director
UMASS Lowell
Robin Rondeau
Senior Financial Aid Counselor
Holyoke Community College
Jessica Sabourin
Harvard University
Mary Ellen Severance
Director of Financial Aid
Clark University
Jennifer Sheehy
Assistant Director
Lisa Talbot
Director, Business Development
Tanya Tanaro
Manager, Higher Education Partnerships
Christina Williams
Assistant Director of Customer Service/Financial Aid
UMASS Amherst