Professional Development & Training Committee


The Professional Development & Training Committee is planning on a number of timely workshops as needed by the entire MASFAA Community. With budgets tightening across the board, one overall goal of our committee is to be responsive to the training needs of our colleagues. PD&T will work closely with other committees to maximize training opportunities and minimize expenses for the upcoming year. PD&T, including MASFAA’s Leadership Academy and Just the FACTS, will provide comprehensive training for all professional development levels and be the foundations for training events in Massachusetts.

Special Note

Please be aware that you must be a MASFAA member in order to participate in these events (except the Support Staff Workshop). We encourage you to establish/renew your membership by clicking: Establish/Renew Membership

Non-MASFAA members who register for an event will be expected to pay the $50 membership fee on the day of the event.


The Committee is composed of three appointed Co-Chairpersons as well as volunteer committee members.

2016-2017 Objectives

  1. Create a diverse and nurturing learning environment for the MASFAA membership
  2. Effectively manage PD & T budget
  3. Maintain our commitment to excellence through consistent & relevant training and educational outreach efforts
  4. Continually seek out feedback from the MASFAA membership (Executive Council, other committees and the membership at large)
  5. Take greater advantage of regional and national training resources

Annual Committee Reports

2015-2016 Professional Development and Training Committee Reports

2014-2015 Professional Development and Training Committee Reports

2013-2014 Professional Development and Training Committee Reports

2012-2013 Professional Development and Training Committee Reports

2011-2012 Professional Development and Training Committee Reports

2010-2011 Professional Development and Training Committee Reports

PD & T Master Training Calendar

  • Just the Facts – 9/27/17, 10/4/17, 10/11/17, 10/25/17, 11/1/17
  • Tax Workshop – TBD
  • Support Staff Workshop – TBD

Please click here for more information on Just the Facts!

Committee Members:

Nicole Cunningham
College of the Holy Cross
Julie Lawton
Cognition Financial
Christina Coviello
Boston University
Maureen Fagen
Sallie Mae
Kristin Hawley-Johnson
Sallie Mae
Karensa DiFonzo
Wellesley College
Susan Sullivan
North Shore Community College
Amy Markarian
Northeastern University
Meredith Stover
Babson College
Somaly Heang
Babson College
Melissa Holster
Bunker Hill Community College
Iris Godes
Dean College
Kathy Anderson
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Stephanie Wells
Anthony Crowe
Berklee College of Music
Scott Wallace-Juedes
Wellesley College
Mike Albano
Wesleyan University
Carla Minchello
Bentley University