Leadership

Current Leadership (sorted alphabetically, followed by position and/or committee assignment)
Executive Board | Committees | Leadership Archives

Executive Board - Minutes & Reports

The Executive Council is composed of elected officers of the Association and performs the functions of the Association between meetings of the membership. These functions include assisting with the planning and execution of Association activities, allocating Association resources to those activities, authorizing and monitoring Association expenditures, determining Association policies and procedures, and discussing issues related to the work of the Association. The elected officers that sit on the Council are the President, Immediate Past President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect (every other year), and Segmental Vice-Presidents for Public Four Year institutions, Private (Independent) institutions, Community Colleges, and Proprietary schools. The Executive Council generally meets quarterly between June 1 and the following May 31.


Mark Diestler, President

Senior Associate Director
University of Oregon
1278 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: (541) 346-8945
Email: diestler@uoregon.edu 
 

Anastacia DillonAnastacia M Dillon, President-Elect

Director
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 768-7090
Fax: (503) 768-7074
Email: adillon@lclark.edu 

 

Jennifer KnightJennifer S Knight, Past President

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Linfield College
900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: (503) 883-2556
Fax: (503) 883-2486
Email: jknight@linfield.edu
 

Karen AshKaren H Ash, Vice President - Community College

Financial Aid Advisor
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 463-5347
Fax: (541) 463-3983
Email: ashk@lanecc.edu
 

Lauren PattersonLauren Patterson, Vice President - Proprietary School

Director of Financial Services
Art Institute of Portland
1122 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 382-4783
Email: lspatterson@aii.edu
 

Jacob LoganJacob H Logan, Vice President - Public 4 Year

Financial Aid Advisor
Oregon State University
218 Kerr Administration Bldg
Financial Aid
Corvallis, OR 97331-2120
Phone: (541) 737-2208
Email: jacob.logan@oregonstate.edu
 

Jessica KellyJessica M Kelly, Vice President - Private 4 Year

Financial Aid Counselor
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard 
Portland , OR 97202
Phone: (503) 777-7223
Email: jkelly@reed.edu
 

Lloyd MuellerLloyd M Mueller, Secretary

Director Of Financial Aid
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Avenue
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 338-2412
Email: lmueller@clatsopcc.edu
 

Stacie EnglundStacie Englund, Treasurer

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: (503) 352-2858
Fax: (503) 352-2940
Email: stacie@pacificu.edu
 

Russell SeidelmanRussell Seidelman, Treasurer-Elect

Assistant Director
University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 943-7311   Ext: x8177
Fax: (503) 943-7508
Email: russell@up.edu 
 

Committees

Annual Conference - Minutes & Reports

The Annual Conference Committee plans the Annual Conference usually held in late January or early February. Planning begins one year before the conference with the President's announcement during the Annual Conference of the committee chair and/or co-chair. This committee is typically the largest, having 10 to 15 members.

 

Ashley ColemanAshley J Coleman, Co-Chair

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
University of Oregon
1278 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: (541) 346-1158
Email: ashleyjo@uoregon.edu


Shauna HarperShauna E Harper, Co-Chair

Financial Aid & Scholarship Counselor
University of Oregon
1278 University of Oregon
260 Oregon Hall
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: (541) 346-9138
Email: sharper2@uoregon.edu 

 
Carlos VillarroelCarlos A Villarroel, Co-Chair

Associate Corporate Director of Financial Aid
Pioneer Pacific College
1631 SW Jefferson St. 
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (971) 386-5223
Email: carlos.villarroel@pioneerpacific.edu  

Committee Members:

Cassie Copeland - University of Oregon
Karinda L Decker - Southern Oregon University
Peter E Goss - Portland Community College
Diana Hoff - The Renaissance Foundation
Brian A Hultgren - Oregon State University
Abril L Hunt - Educational Credit Management
Jessica M Kelly - Reed College
Gregory Kerr - Educational Credit Management
Aaron T King - Chemeketa Community College
Brandy N Kinsey - Southern Oregon University
Deborah K O'Dea - Southern Oregon University
Russell Seidelman - University of Portland
Katie A Stone - American College of Healthcare Sciences
Lacie Tolle - Office of Student Access and Completion
Sarajane L Viemeister - Columbia Gorge Community College
Desiree A Woodruff - Lane Community College

 

Archives - Minutes & Reports

The Archives Committee keeps historical records of OASFAA including lists of past officers, committee chairs and members and award winners. Significant memorabilia, including documents, photos and trinkets may be stored by the Archives Committee for purposes of documenting the history of OASFAA. Additionally, this committee helps keep track of the property owned by OASFAA.

 

 

Elisa  LaisElisa R Lais, Chair

Financial Aid Advisor
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 463-5346
Email: laise@lanecc.edu

 

Communications - Minutes & Reports

The Communications Committee produces a bi-annual publication for the benefit of OASFAA's members and colleagues, containing news and information of relevance to participants in the financial aid industry throughout Oregon. An Editorial Board, consisting of the President, Past-President, President-Elect and other volunteers, consults with the Newsletter Editor routinely and reviews each issue prior to publication. The Editor communicates with the membership regarding the Newsletter, encourages news submissions, tracks usage and placement of advertising, communicates with elected Officers and other Chairpersons regarding events and programs, invites advice and opinions from the Editorial Board, recruits volunteers, and reports to the EC regularly on the goals and achievements of the Communications Committee.

 

Rachael Kloke, Co-Chair

Financial Aid Counselor
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (888) 628-2752   Ext: 303
Email: rkloke@cu-portland.edu

 

 

Anna Hitchcock

Anna M Hitchcock, co-Chair

Assistant Director
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (888) 628-2752   Ext: 302
Email: ahitchcock@cu-portland.edu

 

Committee Members:

Ashley J Coleman - University of Oregon
Amanda M Hopkins - Concordia University
Jennifer S Knight - Linfield College
Hallie J Price - Oregon State University
Brian C Proctor - Umpqua Community College
April L Roma - Concordia University

 

Equity and Inclusion Action - Minutes & Reports

The Equity & Inclusion Committee is charged with incorporating equity and inclusion into all aspects of OASFAA. The committee is responsible for identifying and providing equity and inclusion resources to members in support of professional development, outreach, and to address issues in the field. The committee will work closely with the OASFAA Training, Conference, and Communications committees to ensure that equity, diversity, and inclusion related training and resources are incorporated into OASFAA. The President nominates the chair of the committee to the Executive Council for approval. Planning begins with the President's announcement during the Annual Conference of the committee chair and/or co-chair.

 

Modesto GonzalezModesto E Gonzalez, Co-Chair

Financial Aid Counselor
Western University of Health Sciences 
200 E. Mullins Dr
Lebanon, OR 97355
Phone: (541) 259-0360
Fax: (541) 259-0361
Email: megonzalez@westernu.edu

 

Jessica SteinhebelJessica A Steinhebel, Co-Chair

Scholarship Program Coordinator
Oregon Community Foundation
1221 SW Yamhill St, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 227-6846
Email: jsteinhebel@oregoncf.org

Committee Members:

Jennifer Campbell - Portland State University
Araceli Cruz - Lewis & Clark College
Gregory Kerr - Educational Credit Management
Romeo Lopez Gonzalez - Western Oregon University
Sheila Yacob - Lewis & Clark College

Fund Development - Minutes & Reports

The Fund Development Chair (or co-chairs) develops and maintains relationships with members of the lending community and other financial aid-related businesses active in Oregon to attract funding and encourage their participation in Association activities. The Fund Development Chair coordinates the receipt of funds according to the Fund Development pledge levels and fiscal calendar. The Fund Development Chair is also responsible for working with the Annual Conference Committee on the vendor area and table set-up.

 

Suzie PetersenSuzie Petersen, Chair

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone: (541) 885-1280
Fax: (541) 885-1024
Email: suzet.petersen@oit.edu

 

FA 101/201 - Minutes & Reports

The Financial Aid 101/201 Committee plans the Financial Aid 101/201 training held annually or semi-annually if interest warrants, which is defined as having 10 or more people register. Planning begins with the President's announcement during the Annual Conference of the committee chair and/or co-chair.

 

Jennifer KnightJennifer S Knight, Co-Chair

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Linfield College
900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: (503) 883-2556
Fax: (503) 883-2486
Email: jknight@linfield.edu

 

 

Ryan WestRyan M West, Co-Chair

Director of Financial Aid & Veterans
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-2511
Fax: (503) 399-5528
Email: ryan.west@chemeketa.edu  

Committee Members:

Kathleen Campbell - Chemeketa Community College
Karinda L Decker - Southern Oregon University
Mark Diestler - University of Oregon
Peter E Goss - Portland Community College
Elijah J Herr - Portland Community College
Mary McGlothlan - Concordia University
Lloyd M Mueller - Clatsop Community College
Lauren Patterson - Art Institute of Portland
Jennifer S Satalino - Educational Credit Management
Breana J Sylwester - Central Oregon Community College

 

 

High School Counselor Training - Minutes & Reports

This committee serves as a resource for high school counselor training activities and provides training resources for other non-profit outreach activities. The Training Committee serves as a resource for standing OASFAA committees and chairs, identifying potential speakers, identifying and assessing training needs and developing ad-hoc training programs as needed.

 

Jennifer SatalinoJennifer S Satalino, Co-Chair

Director
The College Place-Oregon
4527 SW Coronado St
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 318-1521

Email: Jsatalino@ecmc.org

 


Molly WalshMolly Walsh, Co-Chair

Financial Aid Counselor
University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 943-7384
Email: walshm@up.edu

 

Committee Members:

Karinda L Decker - Southern Oregon University
Jason W Hibbert - Eastern Oregon University
Breana J Sylwester - Central Oregon Community College

 

Legislative - Minutes & Reports

The Legislative committee reviews federal and state regulatory issues, develops recommendations concerning possible Association responses to those issues, and presents these recommendations to the Executive Council. The President nominates the chair of the committee to the Executive Council for approval. Planning begins with the President's announcement during the Annual Conference of the committee chair and/or co-chair. The chair nominates committee members, who are then approved by a vote of the Executive Council.

 
Karen AshKaren H Ash, Co-Chair

Financial Aid Advisor
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 463-5347
Fax: (541) 463-3983
Email: ashk@lanecc.edu

 

Susan DeganSusan R Degen, Co-Chair

Manager, State Grants and Government Affairs
Office of Student Access and Completion
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 687-7400   Ext: 7451
Fax: (541) 687-7414
Email: Degen_s@osac.state.or.us  

Committee Members:

Jennifer L Christensen - Columbia Gorge Community College
Helen Y. Faith - Lane Community College
Peter E Goss - Portland Community College
Jacob H Logan - Oregon State University
Ryan M West - Chemeketa Community College

 

 

Membership - Minutes & Reports

The Membership Chair maintains and updates the database of Association members, and prepares and sends mailings as needed concerning membership issues. Duties include the collection of membership dues and forwarding these dues to the Treasurer. In addition, the Chair prepares lists and mailing labels when requested by the President or committee chairs.

 

Joanne LeijonJoanne Leijon, Chair

Financial Aid Counselor
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: (503) 352-2820
Email: jleijon@pacificu.edu

Committee Members:

Joanne Leijon - Pacific University

 

 

Mentoring - Minutes & Reports

The Mentoring Committee oversees the progress and activites of the Mentoring Program. Responsibilities of the committee include facilitating the design of OASFAA's Mentoring Program and identifying Mentoring Partners and connect them with Mentors during the Activity Year. Additional responsibilities include implementation of the mentoring program, based on accepted principles and effective examples for creating leadership development opportunities and fostering mentoring relationships and evaluating the effectiveness of the program and making recommendations for the future of the program.

 


Mary McGlothlanMary McGlothlan, Chair

Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 280-8613
Fax: (503) 280-8661
Email: mmcglothlan@cu-portland.edu

 

 

OSAC Liaison -Minutes & Reports

The OSAC Liaison is both an employee of the Commission and a member of the Association who attends meetings of the Executive Council, participates in the discussion of Association plans and activities, informs the Executive Council of Commission activities, and facilitates joint OASFAA/OSAC participation in various activities. The OSAC Liaison is appointed by the Executive Director of the Commission.

 

Susan DeganSusan R Degen, Chair

Manager, State Grants and Government Affairs
Office of Student Access and Completion
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 687-7400   Ext: 7451
Fax: (541) 687-7414
Email: Degen_s@osac.state.or.us

 

 

Site Selection - Minutes & Reports

The Site Selection Committee has the responsibility to research sites for the annual conference across the state, visit the most likely candidates, and report back findings and recommendations to the Executive Council on a regular basis. Committee members will serve for at least a two year term, with members rotating out during different years so that there is continuity to the membership and goals. The chair of the committee is usually the past president. If asked the site selection committee could also research venues for summer drive in and OASFAA trainings.

 

Jennifer KnightJennifer S Knight, Chair

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Linfield College
900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: (503) 883-2556
Fax: (503) 883-2486
Email: jknight@linfield.edu


Committee Members:

Anastacia M Dillon - Lewis & Clark College
Helen Y. Faith - Lane Community College
Mary McGlothlan - Concordia University
Suzie Petersen - Oregon Institute of Technology
Carlos A Villarroel - Pioneer Pacific College
Ryan M West - Chemeketa Community College

 

 

Summer Drive In - Minutes & Reports

The Summer Drive-In Workshop Committee plans the Summer Drive-In Workshop, typically held in July or August. Planning begins with the President's announcement during the Annual Conference of the committee chair and/or co-chair. The chair or co-chairs select committee members, who are then approved by majority vote of the Executive Council.

 

 

Stacie EnglundStacie Englund, Co-Chair

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: (503) 352-2858
Fax: (503) 352-2940
Email: stacie@pacificu.edu

 

Jocelyn HubbsJocelyn M Hubbs, Co-Chair

Director of Financial Aid
Northwest Christian University
828 East 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 684-7291
Fax: (541) 684-7323
Email: jhubbs@nwcu.edu

 

Committee Members:

Casey G Craigie - Northwest Christian University
Elijah J Herr - Portland Community College
Leslie Limper - Pacific University
Lauren Patterson - Art Institute of Portland
Suzie Petersen - Oregon Institute of Technology
Sandy M Sundstrom - Reed College

 

Technology - Minutes & Reports

The Technology Committee is responsible for working with other committee chairs and Executive Council members to make sure the website information is current and accurate and for removing outdated/incorrect information. They are also responsible for communicating updates from other committees to the web servicer to update information in a timely manner or provide authorization for other OASFAA committee members to work with the web service liaison.

 

Abril HuntAbril L Hunt, Chair

Outreach Manager
Educational Credit Management
504 SE 96th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98664
Phone: (808) 799-8230
Email: ahunt@ecmc.org

 

Committee Members:

Peter Bauer - University of Oregon
Jessica M Kelly - Reed College
Joanne Leijon - Pacific University
Shelle L Riehl - Western Seminary
Russell Seidelman - University of Portland

 

 

Vendor Liaison - Minutes & Reports

The Vendor Liaison represents the vendor members of OASFAA. The Vendor Liaison is a non-voting member of Executive Council who voices the concerns and interests of the vendor members of OASFAA in helping to develop and revise Association policies and procedures. The Vendor Liaison also disseminates information about Executive Council activities to the vendor members. This is not an elected position, selected instead by vendor members to represent them, and serving in the same time frame as other electedofficials (from annual conference to annual conference).

 

Greg KerrGregory Kerr, Chair

School Relations Director
Educational Credit Management
3126 NE 62nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Phone: (503) 334-5024
Email: gkerr@ecmc.org 

 

Volunteer Coordinator - Minutes & Reports

The Volunteer Coordinator encourages membership involvement by communicating volunteer opportunities to the membership and coordinating the placement of volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator works closely with the President and Committee Chairs to anticipate volunteer needs for committees and events and match interested volunteers with a position that fits their skills and abilities. This position also participates in the First Timer/Newcomers' session at the annual conference.

 

Ashley ColemanAshley J Coleman, Coordinator

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
University of Oregon
1278 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: (541) 346-1158
Email: ashleyjo@uoregon.edu