2022 NASFAA National Conference

Sunday, June 26, 2022

6:00 AM-4:00 PM

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

8:30 AM-12:00 PM


Pre-Conference NASFAA U Course - Consumer Information
Speakers: Tonya Hsiung, David Downing and David Tolman

12:30 PM-1:45 PM

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

5:30 PM-7:15 PM

Monday, June 27, 2022

7:45 AM-4:30 PM

8:00 AM-4:15 PM

8:30 AM-9:30 AM


A Collaborative Approach to Data Sharing: Financial Aid, Development, and Academic Success Initiatives
Moderator: Shannon Amundson
Speakers: Dr. Anthony P. Jones, Dr. Thomas Chase Hagood and Ms. Lindsay Nelson

Advocacy Work With Your Representatives
Moderator: Keri Gilbert
Speakers: Emily Osborn, Rachel Gentry and Mendy Schmerer

How to Survive a Financial Aid Audit/Focus on COVID-19 Issues
Moderator: Samantha Veeder
Speakers: Gregory Rinderle and Howard Leslie

Managing Up, Down, and Across: The Life of a Middle Manager
Moderator: Mr. James Brooks
Speakers: Ms. Jennifer Bell and Mr. Carlos Villarroel

Pivot! Developing Nimble Processes to Support Student (repeated Tuesday at 4:00pm)
Moderator: Shannon Jones
Speakers: Amy Cable, Scott Lapinski and Christine Saadi

Promise Programs: Hopes, Dreams, and Mission Fulfillment
Moderator: Shane Maloney
Speakers: Helen Faith, Nicholas Hillman, Elise Marifian, Rachelle Feldman and Cristi Millard

Upcoming Regulations: What's Happening and When?
Moderator: Alyssa Dobson
Speakers: Marvin Smith, Dr. Christina Marie Tangalakis and Karen McCarthy

9:45 AM-10:45 AM


Alert: There is no PAUSE in Consumer Credit! (repeated Tuesday at 11:15am)
Moderator: Bill Ayers
Speakers: Bill Ayers and Veronica Herrera

Becoming an Asset to Academic Leadership
Moderator: Melissa Hayne Loretto
Speakers: Cynthia Grunden, Ashleigh Ballard and Rocky Christensen

Empowering Students From Historically Minoritized Groups Through Financial Wellness Education
Moderator: Mr. James Brooks
Speakers: Dr. Gilbert D Rogers and Ms. Jennifer Bell

How the Financial Aid Office Can Solve the Enrollment Crisis
Moderator: Mark McGinnis
Speakers: Amy Glynn, Chris Chumley and Carlo Salerno

Parents' View of College Search Process: Insights and Opportunities
Moderator: Heidi Carl
Speakers: Chad Olson, Dr. Angela Karlin and Mrs. Melissa Marie Van Meter

Pell for Incarcerated Students: The Road to Implementation & Perspectives From the Field
Moderator: Rachel Gentry
Speakers: Mr. Tracy P. Williams, Felipe Leal and Allan Wachendorfer

Satisfactory Academic Progress and the LEAN Process
Moderator: Kelly Morrissey
Speakers: Pamela Lafleur and Brenda Burke

Spicing Up Your Graduate and Professional School Student Financial Literacy
Moderator: Melet Leafgreen
Speakers: Mrs. Joan D Bailey and Heather Boutell

The Student Loan Servicing System Borrowers Need
Moderator: Roberta Johnson
Speakers: Justin Draeger and Megan Walter

10:45 AM-11:45 AM

11:45 AM-12:45 PM


Financial Literacy and Helping Students Achieve College Success
Moderators: Kristin Hawley-Johnson and Heather Gaumer
Speakers: Dr. Christina Marie Tangalakis, Cathy Sarabia, Dr. James Blackburn and Francisco Valines

Forging Friendships Through Compliance: Connecting Financial Aid and Distance Learning Professionals
Moderator: Cheryl Dowd
Speakers: Jessica Hogan, Kathryn Kerensky and Richmond Reyes

Graduate/Professional Town Hall
Speakers: Justin Draeger and David Futrell

I'm New Here: Moving Into Your First Director Role
Moderator: Mrs. Amanda L Randolph
Speakers: Keri Gilbert and Nathan Lohr

Professional Judgment is K.I.N.D. (Verification Is Not...PJ)
Moderator: David Alexander
Speakers: Mr. Daniel T Barkowitz, Craig Slaughter and Celena Tulloss

Systemic Solutions to Improve Student Loan Repayment & Default
Speakers: Karen McCarthy, Rachel Gentry and Rachelle Feldman

Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid
Moderator: Andrea Mravlja
Speakers: Jessica Bernier and Sara Beth Holman

What Virtual Interactions Can Tell Us About Real-Life Student Behaviors
Moderator: Damon Vangelis
Speakers: Talin Andonians, Kishan Zuber and Malinda Daniel

12:45 PM-2:00 PM

12:45 PM-2:45 PM

2:45 PM-3:45 PM

3:45 PM-4:00 PM

4:00 PM-4:15 PM

4:15 PM-5:15 PM


"I'm Just a Bill, and I'm Sitting Here on Capitol Hill": How a Bill Really Becomes a Law
Speakers: Rachel Gentry, Megan Walter and Mr. Daniel T Barkowitz

A Problem of Fit: How the Complexity of College Pricing Hurts Students — and Universities
Moderator: Rodney Oto
Speakers: Phillip Levine, Miranda McCall and Mary Nucciarone

Curb Your Imposter Syndrome
Moderator: Erin Mason
Speakers: Erin Mason, Carrie Fernandes and Dr. Shannon Venezia

Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Moderator: Mr. James Brooks
Speakers: Crystal DeLong, Heather Boutell, Jeff Bentley, Zita Barree and Karen Krause

Grad PLUS: To Package or Not to Package
Moderator: Brian Drabik
Speakers: Emily Osborn, Keyshia R Conner and Reyes Aguilar

So, You want to be a Consultant.
Speakers: Mindy Eline, Mandy Sponholtz, Sarah B Everitt, Brandon McAnuff, Timothy Opgenorth and JoEllen Price

8:00 PM-11:00 PM

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

7:45 AM-10:30 AM

7:45 AM-4:00 PM

8:00 AM-3:00 PM

8:15 AM-8:30 AM

8:30 AM-9:00 AM

9:00 AM-10:00 AM


U.S. Department of Education Federal Update
Speakers: Melanie Storey and Gregory Martin

10:00 AM-11:15 AM

11:15 AM-12:15 PM


A Small Cog in a Giant Machine: Leading Financial Aid at a Graduate/Professional School at a Major University
Moderator: LeAndra Ross
Speakers: Mr. Marc Nawrocki, Mario Villa and Susan Bogart

Building Your Campus Compliance Community
Moderator: Justin Chase Chase Brown
Speakers: Dr. Angela Karlin and Brenda Burke

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Ensuring Student Success by Promoting Educational Excellence
Moderator: Nanette White
Speakers: Lori Aiken, Betsy Burton-Strunk, Arnika Jackson and Robert Muhammad

FAFSA Simplification Implementation: How It's Going and How Schools are Involved
Moderator: Rachelle Feldman
Speakers: Dr. Anthony P. Jones, Alex DeLonis and Karen McCarthy

How to Engage Your Students Better Than TikTok
Moderator: Rosemary Martinez-Kepford
Speakers: Tim Young and Chansone Durden

It's All Academic: Lessons From the Registrar's Office
Moderator: David Alexander
Speakers: Dr. Kimberley Willis and Mr. Daniel T Barkowitz

R2T4 Changes for Modules and Best Practices for Implementation
Moderator: Patti Kohler
Speakers: Shannon L Muraco and Brenda Hicks

Simplifying and Consolidating Your Financial Aid Website
Moderator: Ms. Eileen Eiden
Speakers: Alyssa Takatori, Karla Weber Wandel and Zachary Taylor

The Bias in Funding Higher Education: How Obstacles Impact Students and What You Can Do
Moderator: Yvonne Campbell
Speakers: Lauren Klink, Joselyn Diaz-Valdes and Katy Weisenburger

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

12:30 PM-2:30 PM

2:40 PM-3:40 PM


Academic Calendars
Moderator: Brian Drabik
Speakers: Emily Osborn, Patti Kohler and David Tolman

FAFSA Simplification and Homeless Youth: Putting Practices in Place for the New Policies
Speakers: Barbara Duffield, Jillian Sitjar and Irene Sauceda

Impacts of FAFSA Simplification on Need Analysis and Packaging Policies
Moderator: Kristi Jovell
Speakers: Gail Holt, Kristi Jovell, Samantha Veeder and Brad Barnett

NASFAA Public Policy Open Forum
Speakers: Justin Draeger, Karen McCarthy, Brent Tener and Rachel Gentry

Professional Judgment - What Would You Do?
Moderator: Katie Conrad
Speakers: Nicholas W Prewett, Mr. Wayne Kruger, Francisco Valines, Mr. Daniel T Barkowitz and Celena Tulloss

The State of Student Finances: Multiyear Comparisons and Pandemic Shifts
Moderator: Michelle A Lisec-Talarico
Speaker: Matt Nettleton

What Do Students Do When They Can’t Pay for College? And How Schools Can Address Student Basic Needs
Moderator: Jeff Webster
Speakers: Carla Fletcher, Shawn Brick and Philip Schuman

2:40 PM-5:00 PM


Confronting and Removing Bias in Financial Aid Practices
Moderator: Lauren Klink
Speakers: Dr. Devon L. Graves, Dr. Keyimani L Alford, Helen Faith, Silvia Marquez, Rachelle Feldman and Marvin Smith

2:45 PM-11:55 PM

3:40 PM-4:00 PM

4:00 PM-5:00 PM


Affordability and Today’s Middle-Income Families
Moderator: Jessica Bernier
Speakers: Rodney Oto and Tammie Durham Luis

Ensuring Compliance With Consumer Information Requirements
Moderator: Ms. Maureen T Amos
Speakers: Cynthia Grunden, Ashleigh Ballard and Melissa Hayne Loretto

Federal, State, and Institutional Policy Implications from an Analysis of the HEERF Program
Moderator: Megan Walter
Speakers: Amy Geist, Dr. Rachelle Sharpe, Zachary Goodwin and Megan Walter

Leading Versus Managing — There Is a Difference
Moderator: Kristi Jovell
Speakers: Brad Barnett and Brent Tener

Meeting Students Where They Are
Moderator: Emily Osborn
Speakers: Emily Osborn, Scott Sponholtz, Melissa Toohey and Melet Leafgreen

These Skills Aren't So Soft Anymore
Speakers: Josephine R Cassar and Jennifer LaPratt

Unleashing the Secret Power of Financial Aid Superheroes Using Student Financial Success
Moderator: Amy Glynn
Speakers: Mr. Daniel T Barkowitz, Robert Collins and Dr. Randall L McCready

5:15 PM-6:00 PM

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

8:30 AM-11:00 AM