Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Program Commission

The Commission of the Certified Financial Aid Administrator® (CFAA) Program serves as the independent certifying body of NASFAA that awards the Certified Financial Aid Administrator® designation, and sets policy and standards related to the CFAA Program. The Commission adheres to the Commission Standing Rules and Policies. NASFAA members can read through the actions of the Commission in the approved meeting minutes.


Regional Representatives

Daniel BarkowitzCommission Chair, Southern Representative

Daniel Barkowitz
Valencia College

Phillip HawkinsEastern
Phillip Hawkins
George Washington University School of Law

Kathy BialkCommission Chair-Elect, Midwest Representative
Kathy Bialk
University of Kentucky

Beth VollanRocky Mountain
Beth Vollan
South Dakota State University

Susan ShogrenProgram Manager
Susan Shogren


Elaine RobinsonWestern
Elaine Robinson
Linn-Benton Community College

Dana KellyFiscal Officer
Dana Kelly


Taina SvoitSouthwest
Taina Savoit
McNeese State University

Margot O'MearaCommission Secretary
Margot O'Meara



Public Representative

Shannon CrosslandShannon Crossland
Texas Tech University

Todd PhilbrickTodd Philbrick
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Christina TangalakisChristina Tangalakis
Glendale Community College
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