CASFAA Executive Council joins the call to end systemic racism, racial violence against communities of color, and honors the right of free speech and non-violent protest.  In support of CASFAA’s mission, we promote a culture of diversity and inclusion to all our members and the students we serve.  Our membership consists of Financial Aid professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences, servicing students in urban, rural, traditional and progressive areas.  Our diversity gives us strength as an organization. CASFAA shares a fundamental understanding that there is no room for racism.  We are in discussion about what we must do to effect change within our organization and in society.  We ask and challenge you with the task of working together and collaborating across all races, cultures and ethnicities to effect change. We cannot rely on people of color to bear the burden of change as confronting racial inequalities is a lifelong endeavor that we must all pursue.  We can use our influence to advance equity, inspire healing, create empathy, and understanding to bridge differences and to remove barriers for the health of our society.  CASFAA is proud of the diligent work that we do to serve our members and to ensure the students we serve succeed in their educational endeavors. 


On behalf of CASFAA Executive Council and Conference Committee, we are excited to announce that our Virtual Conference registration is now open!! 

We would like to invite our members to check out the jam packed agenda of great training sessions we have in store for you over our 5 day event.  We also extend our invitation to all other State and Regional Financial Aid Associations and Aid Administrators across the country to join our first ever Virtual Conference.  We know that professional development training opportunities were limited this year as in-person events and conferences were cancelled due to the pandemic, so we’ve surveyed our membership and heard your feedback to move forward with offering an online conference through our new digital platform.  We gladly welcome you to attend! 

For our program agenda and to register, please click here:         CASFAA Virtual Conference

CASFAA will also be offering newcomer scholarships.  Stay tuned for more information this week on how to apply.

We are so excited to offer you the feel of an in-person conference in our virtual environment!!  You can also register from our EHub by clicking on any of the content tiles. For a sneak preview our Conference EHub, please click here:   CASFAA Conference EHub

Sign up today.  You don’t want to miss out!!

Thomas Le

CASFAA Conference Chair

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Elections and Nominations close October 5. 

 Your 2020 Executive Council


Anafe Robinson

Director of Financial Aid
L.A. Pierce College
Phone: 818-610-6516
[email protected]

Anafe Robinson


Past President
Barbara Bickett

Sr. Director
- Regulator Affairs
DeVry University
Phone: (951)288-4517
[email protected]


Jesse Marquez  

Associate Director -
Financial Aid
Whittier College
[email protected]

Jesse Marquez, CASFAA President-Elect

Vice President - Federal Issues
Deborah Agee

Executive Director -
Financial Aid & Scholarships
UC Davis
[email protected]


Vice President - State Issues
Bronwyn Garrison

Assistant Director
UC San Diego
Phone: (858) 534-3453
[email protected]


Wendy Wang

Director of Student Financial Aid
Phone: 760-603-4175
[email protected]


Carl Gottbrecht

Stanford University
Phone: (650) 723-3058
[email protected]


Vanessa Gibson

Financial Aid Specialist
Antelope Valley College
Phone: 661-722-6300
[email protected]


Access & Diversity Rep
Colette Amin

Access & Diversity Rep
Colette Amin

Financial Aid Assistant - 
Appeals Coordinator
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
[email protected]

Phone: 213-763-7087
[email protected]

CSU Seg Rep




UC Seg Rep
Nicole LeGrandeur

Associate Director
Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

UC Berkeley
[email protected]


Proprietary Seg Rep



Independent Seg Rep
Veronica Basadre

Associate Director of Compliance
Pepperdine University
Phone: 310-506-6176
[email protected]



Community College Seg Rep
Christina Tangalakis

Associate Dean of Student Financial Services
Glendale Community College
Phone: 818-240-1000
[email protected]


Grad/Prof Member
Jessica Ayres

Director of Financial Aid
Palo Alto University
[email protected]



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Valuable Resources:

Tax Transcript Decoder© - We are pleased to offer the ever popular Tax Transcript Decoder© courtesy of our esteemed colleague and lifetime member of CASFAA, Cheryl Foster-Hunt for you to use.

NASFAA PPY/Early FAFSA ToolKit - This resource helps institutions adjust to PPY/Early FAFSA and offers valuable tools for administrators, high school counselors, and students/families to use.