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Executive Board 

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,  Independent institutions, Community Colleges, and Proprietary schools. The Executive Council generally meets quarterly between May 1 and the following April 30.

 

  Ryan M. West, President

   Director of Financial Aid & Veterans
   Chemeketa Community College
 

 

   Kim Lamborn, President-Elect

   Director of Financial Aid
   University of Western States

  

  Brian Hultgren, Past-President

   Associate Director of Financial Aid
   Oregon State University

 

 

   Frankie Everett, Vice President - Community Colleges

   Director of Financial Aid
   Rogue Community College

 

 

   Shauna Harper, Vice President - Public 4-Year Institutions

   Assistant Director of Financial Aid
   University of Oregon
 

 

   Cassie Copeland, Vice President - Independent Institutions   

   Financial Aid Counselor
   Pacific University
   

 

   Mary Yonker, Vice President - Proprietary Institutions 

   Director of Financial Aid
   Concorde Career College

   

   Lois DeGhetto, Secretary

   Assistant Director Of Financial Aid
   Oregon State University

 

 

   Heather Hall Lewis, Treasurer

    Associate Director of Financial Aid
    University of Portland

 


Committees

Annual Conference

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.

   Cassie Copeland , Co-Chair

     Financial Aid Counselor
     Pacific University

 

 

  Joanne Leijon, Co-Chair

   Financial Aid Counselor
   Lewis & Clark College

 

 

   Debbie O'Dea, Co-Chair

   Financial Aid Counselor
   Oregon State University
 

 

Archives

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.

   Shauna Harper, Chair

   Assistant Director of Financial Aid
   University of Oregon

 

Communications

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.

   Kim Lamborn, Co-Chair

   Director of Financial Aid
   University of Western States

 

Brian Proctor, Co-Chair

Rogue Central Specialist
Rogue Community College

 

Corporate Partner Liaison

The Corporate Partner Liaison represents the corporate partner members of OASFAA. The Corporate Partner 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 Corporate Partner Liaison also disseminates information about Executive Council activities to the corporate partner members. This is not an elected position, selected instead by corporate partner members to represent them, and serving in the same time frame as other elected officials (from annual conference to annual conference).

   Wendy Papkoff, Liaison

   Regional Director
   CampusLogic

 

 

Equity and Inclusion Action 

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.

   Hallie Price, Co-Chair

   Financial Aid Advisor

   Oregon State University 

 
 

   Rylan Wall Co-Chair

   Financial Aid Advisor & Outreach Coordinator
   Oregon State University 

 

 

Fund Development 

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 Petersen, Chair

   Assistant Director of Financial Aid
   Oregon Institute of Technology

 

FA 101/201

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.

   Karen Ash, Co-Chair

   Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships
   Clackamas Community College
  

 

   Sandy Sundstrom, Co-Chair

    Director of Financial Aid
    Reed College

 

 

High School Counselor Training

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 Satalino, Co-Chair

   Director
   The College Place-Oregon

 

   Breana Sylwester, Co-Chair

   Director of Financial Aid   
   Central Oregon Community College
 

 

Legislative 

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.

   Elijah Herr, Co-Chair

   Lane Community College
   Director of Financial Aid


 

Membership 

The Membership Chair maintains and updates the database of Association members, and prepares and sends mailings as needed concerning membership issues. The Chair supports the Treasurer in collecting membership dues.

   Joanne Leijon, Chair

   Financial Aid Counselor
   Lewis & Clark College

 

 

OSAC Liaison 

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.

 

Site Selection 

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.

 

   Brian Hultgren, Chair

   Associate Director of Financial Aid
   Oregon State University

 

 

Technology 

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 L. Hunt, Co-Chair

   Director of Financial Aid
   Pacific Northwest College of Art
 

 

   Russell Seidelman, Co-Chair

   Assistant Director
   University of Portland
 

 

Volunteer Coordinator

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 Newcomers' session at the annual conference.

   Jess Kelly

   Assistant Director of Financial Aid
   Reed College