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Leadership
Section Index
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.
    Jennifer S Knight, 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


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


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


    Kelli A Macha, Vice President - Community College
    Financial Aid Coordinator
    Umpqua Community College
    PO Box 967
    1140 Umpqua College Rd
    Roseburg, OR 97470
    Phone: (541) 440-4619
    Fax: (541) 440-4612
    Email: Kelli.Macha@umpqua.edu


    Carlos A Villarroel, Vice President - Proprietary School
    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


    Brian A Hultgren, Vice President - Public 4 Year
    Associate Director
    Oregon State University
    218 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, OR 97331
    Phone: (541) 737-0778
    Email: brian.hultgren@oregonstate.edu


    Peter E Goss, Vice President - Private 4 Year
    Director of Fin Aid and Veterans Svcs
    Portland Community College
    Attn: Financial Aid
    PO Box 19000
    Portland, OR 97280-0990
    Phone: (971) 722-4490
    Fax: (503) 206-3207
    Email: peter.goss@pcc.edu


    Kathleen Campbell, Secretary
    Dean of Financial Aid
    Chemeketa Community College
    PO Box 14007
    Salem, OR 97309
    Phone: (503) 399-2511
    Fax: (503) 399-5528
    Email: kathy.campbell@chemeketa.edu


    Stacie 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


  • 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.
      Leslie Limper, Co-Chair
      Director of Financial Aid
      Pacific University
      2043 College Way
      Forest Grove, OR 97116
      Phone: (503) 352-2857
      Email: leslie.limper@pacificu.edu


    • 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 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 L Kloke, Co-Chair
      Financial Aid Counselor
      Concordia University
      2811 NE Holman St
      Portland, OR 97211
      Phone: (503) 280-8576
      Fax: (503) 280-8688
      Email: rkloke@cu-portland.edu


      Jessica 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:
      Ashley J Coleman - University of Oregon
      Anna M Hitchcock - Concordia University
      Amanda M Hopkins - Concordia University
      Jennifer S Knight - Linfield College
      Hallie J Price - Oregon State University
      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.
      Jessica A Steinhebel, 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
      Modesto E Gonzalez - Western University of Health Sciences
      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 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.
      Kathleen Campbell, Co-Chair
      Dean of Financial Aid
      Chemeketa Community College
      PO Box 14007
      Salem, OR 97309
      Phone: (503) 399-2511
      Fax: (503) 399-5528
      Email: kathy.campbell@chemeketa.edu


      G. Michael Johnson, Co-Chair
      Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
      Portland State University
      P.O. Box 851
      Portland, OR 97207
      Phone: (503) 725-5442
      Email: g.michael.johnson@pdx.edu


      Committee Members:
      Mark Diestler - University of Oregon
      Peter E Goss - Portland Community College
      Elijah J Herr - Portland Community College
      Jennifer S Knight - Linfield College
      Kevin Multop - Central Oregon Community College
      Ryan M West - Clackamas Community College
    • H.S. Counselor Training - Minutes & Reports
      The Training 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.
      Leslie Limper, Co-Chair
      Director of Financial Aid
      Pacific University
      2043 College Way
      Forest Grove, OR 97116
      Phone: (503) 352-2857
      Email: leslie.limper@pacificu.edu


      Douglas B Severs, Co-Chair
      Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
      Oregon State University
      218 Kerr Administration Bldg.
      Corvallis, OR 97331
      Phone: (541) 737-3515
      Fax: (541) 737-4494
      Email: doug.severs@oregonstate.edu


    • 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.
      Susan R Degen, Co-Chair
      Administrator, 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


      Helen Y. Faith, Co-Chair
      Director of Financial Aid
      Lane Community College
      Lane Community College Financial Aid Office
      4000 E. 30th Ave.
      Eugene, OR 97405
      Phone: (541) 463-5266
      Fax: (541) 463-3983
      Email: faithh@lanecc.edu


    • 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 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.
    • 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 R Degen, Chair
      Administrator, 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.
      Mary McGlothlan, Chair
      Financial Aid Director
      Concordia University
      2811 NE Holman
      Portland, OR 97211
      Phone: (503) 280-8613
      Fax: (503) 280-8661
      Email: mmcglothlan@cu-portland.edu


      Committee Members:
      Michelle H Holdway - University of Oregon
      chris jordan - USA Funds
      Shelle L Riehl - Western Seminary
    • Strategic Planning - Minutes & Reports
      Michelle H Holdway, Chair
      Associate Director
      University of Oregon
      Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
      1278 University of Oregon
      Eugene, OR 97403-1278
      Phone: (541) 346-1299
      Fax: (541) 346-1175
      Email: mholdway@uoregon.edu


      Committee Members:
      Julie A Aalberg - Linfield College Portland Campus
      Deborah K O'Dea - Southern Oregon University
    • 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.
      Jocelyn 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


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


    • 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 servicer liaison.
      Abril 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:
      Joanne Leijon - Pacific University
      Shelle L Riehl - Western Seminary
    • 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).
    • 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 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





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