ISFAA Standing Committees


Executive Committee 

President

Lisa Bridgewater

Treasurer

Jennifer Reeves

Secretary

Holli Hunter

President-Elect

Megan Watson

Treasurer-Elect

Scott Thum

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Delegate At-Large 

Nicole Trice

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Delegate At-Large 

Kristina DelbridgeNo Photo Available

Delegate At-Large 

Gina Pirtle

 

Delegate At-Large 

Melissa Smurdon

Past President

Candice Sutliff

Past Treasurer

Sarah OwenNo Photo Available

 

 

Executive Board (Includes Executive Committee)

Associate Members Commissioner

Donette Cassman

Public Relations Commissioner

Robert Sommers 

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Governmental Relations Commissioner

Maralee Clayton 

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Training & Development Commissioner

Alex Delonis

 

Internal Operations Commissioner

Joel Short

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committees, by Commission

Internal Operations

Archives Committee- The committee is responsible for maintaining records of ISFAA for archival purposes. They work with each committee to make sure they have documentation for historical and continuity purposes. They maintain the electronic database of documentation. 

Co-Chair Kim Thalmann
Co-Chair Alex Delonis

 

Audit Committee- The committee is responsible for auditing the documentation from the past year treasury to ensure policy and practices were maintained. 

Chair        Megan Watson

 

Budget & Finance Committee- The committee is responsible for the fiscal credibility and stability of ISFAA by auditing current procedures and practices of the treasury. They are responsible for submitting the budget for Executive Committee approval each year. The committee consists of the Treasurer, past Treasurer, and Treasurer-Elect. 

Chair    Sara Owen

 

Bylaws Committee- The committee is responsible for reviewing the Bylaws and suggesting updates to ensure the most up-to-date practices of the organization. 

Chair        Megan Watson

 

Membership & Ethics Committee- The committee is responsible for recruitment & retention of the membership. They are also responsible for the promotion and evaluation of ethical financial aid practices and maintenance of professionalism among members. 

Chair     Sarah Soper

 

New Professional & Mentoring Committee- The committee is responsible for creating and maintaining practices regarding mentoring programs for the membership. They are also responsible for the retention of our new members through activities, communication, etc. 

Chair       Candice Sutliff

 

Nominations, Elections & Awards Committee- The committee is responsible for holding elections for opening positions on the board.  They are also responsible for selecting award recipients for ISFAA (Distinguished Service Award, New Professional Award, and Retirees Acknowledgement)

Chair       Candice Sutliff

 

  

Governmental Relations

Governmental Relations Committee- The committee is responsible to educate the ISFAA membership about the legislative process, encourage the membership to effectively express their professional opinion related to creation and modification of legislation, and provide important legislative information to the ISFAA members. 

Chair     Sarah Soper

 

VA Advisory Committee-  The committee is comprised of financial aid professionals from across Indiana who serve Veterans and their families by assisting them in applying for and using VA and other military service related aid. The ISFAA VA Advisory Committee maintains a listserv to share the latest developments in the field of Veterans benefits, disseminate changes in state and federal policies, and provide moral support to colleagues in this field.

Chair       Jayson Jarrett

 

 

Public Relations

College Goal Sunday Committee- The committee is responsible for organizing and planning statewide college Goal Sunday efforts.

Co-Chair Bill Woznaik
Co-Chair Cyndi Lang

 

Counselor Workshop Committee- The committee coordinates high school counselor workshops presented statewide with the Indiana Commission of Higher Education. 

Co-Chair Bill Woznaik
Co-Chair Stan Werne

 

Website Committee- The committee is responsible for the management of the ISFAA website. This includes all areas of operation from policies for posting information, to updating content.

Co-Chair Nathan Lohr
Co-Chair Brandon Kuntz

 

Newsletter Committee- The committee is responsible for the management of the ISFAA newsletter; Published up to 4 times a year.

Chair Matt Kreig

 

Financial Aid Outreach Committee- The committee is responsible for coordinating high school presentations throughout Indiana and assisting in providing materials for conducting those nights. 

Co-Chair Sarah Monday
Co-Chair Brad Lone

 

Make it Real Committee- The committee organizes and runs a “Reality Store” like experience for ninth grade students in underserved Indiana high schools.

Co-Chair Julie Wonderlin
Co-Chair Carrie Bishop

 

 

Training & Development

Access, Equity & Diversity Committee- The committee provides educational resources and support for the ISFAA membership and the students we serve through consistent communication, training opportunities, and the space for dialogue. 

Co-Chair Alex Delonis
Co-Chair Danielle Hayden

 

Conference Program Committee- The committee is responsible for establishing a theme for the annual conference along with the President. They work to schedule and develop sessions on topics of current interest, and recruit resource persons/presenters for the annual conference.

Chair Holli Hunter

 

Conference Site Committee- The committee is responsible for the physical arrangements, cost estimations, and registration process for the annual conference.

Co-Chair Kristina Delbridge
Co-Chair Angie Snapp

 

Leadership Symposium Committee*- Responsible for holding an overnight retreat dedicated to increasing leadership skills and member involvement in ISFAA.

Chair VACANT: Coming Soon in 2023-2024

 

Support Staff Workshop Committee*- The committee is responsible to organize and develop a full day workshop as a professional development opportunity for support staff across the state. 

Co-Chair Raina Chezem
Co-Chair Amanda Fishman

 

Long Range Site Committee- The committee investigates possible meeting sites for ISFAA events such as the President’s Retreat and the Annual Conference. The committee will negotiate services and facilities to be provided, and will be responsible for working with the president to have contracts signed.

Chair Donette Cassman

 

Training Committee- The committee is responsible for training activities as needed, and coordinates opportunities across the state. The committee will purchase the NASFAA Credential Training to use with the membership.

Co-Chair Vinny-Vincent Dunn
Co-Chair Nicole Trice

 

 

Associate Members

Pat Wilson- The committee is charged with creating a dynamic and robust fundraising strategy for the Pat Wilson Scholarship Fund, which includes a fundraising function at the annual conference. 

Chair Kelly McGuire

 

Sponsorship- The committee solicits financial support from various vendors to help support the mission of ISFAA and our mission.  The committee works with partners to sponsor such things as the newsletter advertising, exhibit booths, and refreshment/meals at meetings, keynote speakers and other activities deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee. 

Chair Steve Quelsser

 

*The Leadership Symposium Committee and the Support Staff Workshop Committee alternate every other year.