NAFSA celebrates innovation and values highly talented volunteer leaders and staff. 

Executive Office

Learn more about NAFSA Senior Staff.

  • Beth Sharp, Executive Assistant

Human Resources and Administration

Contact Human Resources and Administration

  • Stacy Johnson, Office Administrator
  • Adam Malyala, Human Resources Associate
  • Patricia Scott, Senior Director, Human Resources

Strategic Partnerships and Development

Contact Strategic Partnerships and Development

  • Sheden Alsaaty, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Development
  • Gail Hochhauser, Senior Advisor, Organizational Advancement
  • Joanne Kuriyan, Exhibits Director

Knowledge Development

Academic Affairs and Internationalization

Contact Academic Affairs and Internationalization

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Cameron, Program Manager, Internationalization and Global Engagement
  • Dale LaFleur, Senior Director, Academic Affairs & Internationalization
  • Shanna Saubert, Associate Director, Research and Scholarship

Conference Program

Contact Conference Program

  • Katarzyna (Kasia) Batorski, Senior Director, Conference Program
  • Shaina Dorow, Program Manager, Conference Program


Contact Publications

  • Meredith Bell, Editor, Digital Content
  • Elizabeth Hendley, Editor-in-Chief, International Educator
  • Dara Liling, Senior Editor, Publishing Services

Finance and Administration

  • Jane Hoffman, Deputy Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer

Conference and Meeting Planning

Contact Conference and Meeting Planning

  • Antoinette Dixon, Registration and Housing Specialist
  • Shannon Mulvaney, Associate Director, Conferences & Meetings
  • Leslie Murray, Senior Director, Conferences, Meetings & Virtual Events


Contact Finance and Administration

  • Jenny Heinritz, Controller
  • Irina Schuster, Accounts Payable Administrator
  • Tonia Wise, Accounting Associate

Marketing and Membership

Contact Marketing and Creative Services | Contact Membership

  • Brace Ford, Director, Membership and Career Center
  • Robin Little, Director, Production and Marketing Services
  • James Mahoney, Senior Director, Marketing and Membership

Technology Solutions

Contact Technology Solutions

  • Irie Gourde, Technology Solutions Coordinator
  • Kristen Johnson, Senior Director, Technology Solutions
  • Melissa Larkin, Director, Technology Solutions
  • Pete Mason, Director, Digital Experience
  • Michelle Osei-Nsafoah, Service Desk Support Specialist, Technology Operations
  • Brittney Peters, Event Technology Manager
  • Ronnie Townsend, Event Technology Specialist
  • Norman Twitty, Manager, Technology Support

Leadership and Professional Development Services

Education Abroad Services

Contact Education Abroad Services

  • Myra Engle, Program Manager, Education Abroad Services & Volunteer Engagement
  • Allison Cash Spiro, Associate Director, Education Abroad Outreach and Regulatory Practice
  • Caroline Donovan White, Senior Director, Education Abroad Services & Volunteer Engagement

International Enrollment Management
International Student/Scholar Services

Contact International Enrollment Management | Contact International Student/Scholar Services

  • David Fosnocht, Director, Immigration Practice Resources
  • Erin Heffernan, Program Manager, IEM-ISS Services
  • Joann Ng Hartmann, Senior Director, IEM-ISS Services & Volunteer Engagement
  • Alena Palevitz, Associate Director, International Student & Scholar Services
  • Steve Springer, Director, Regulatory Practice Liaison

Professional Learning Services

Contact Professional Learning Services

  • Sebastien Auguste, Associate Director, Online Learning
  • Chad Goeden, Director, Programs and Training
  • Lauren Newton, Associate Director, Professional Learning Services

Regional Affairs

Contact Regional Affairs

  • Elisa Becker, Program Manager, Regional Affairs
  • Chelsea Ridenour, Director, Regional Affairs
  • Julia Ruane, Program Manager, Regional Affairs

Public Policy and Advocacy

Public Policy, Media Relations and Advocacy

Contact Public Policy | Contact Media Relations | Contact Advocacy

  • Rachel Banks, Senior Director, Public Policy & Legislative Strategy
  • Matt Ruffner, Public Policy & Media Relations Specialist
  • Erica Stewart, Director, Advocacy and Media Outreach
  • Heather Stewart, Counsel and Director of Immigration Policy