Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Program Commission - 2021-22

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


Regional Representatives

Shannon CrosslandCommission Chair, Southwest Representative
Shannon Crossland, FAAC®
Texas Tech University
Phillip HawkinsEastern
Philip Hawkins, FAAC®
George Washington University School of Law

Christina TangalakisCommission Chair-Elect, Western Representative          Christina Tangalakis, FAAC®
Glendale Community College

Craig SlaughterMidwestern
Craig Slaughter, FAAC®
Kenyon College

Kathy BialkPast Chair, Commissioner-At-Large
Kathy Bialk, FAAC®
University of Kentucky

Elaine RobinsonRocky Mountain 
Nathan Buche, FAAC®
Hutchinson Community College

Dana KellyFiscal Officer
Dana Kelly


Daniel BarkowitzSouthern                         Daniel Barkowitz, FAAC®
Valencia College

Susan ShogrenProgram Manager
Susan Shogren, CPTD®



Margot O'MearaCommission Secretary
Margot O'Meara

Lindsay BridgmentLindsay Bridgeman, FAAC® Grantham University

Public Representative


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



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