The Region XI Government Regulations Advisory Committee (GRAC) is a sub-committee of the NAFSA Region XI Team that specializes in U.S. government laws, rules, and regulations (at the federal, state, and local level) as they pertain to international students and scholars enrolled, employed, or visiting educational institutions in the six New England states. GRAC works closely with the Regulatory Ombudspersons, the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KCISSS) Representative, and the Region XI Chair stream, who are all ex-officio members of the committee.

Team Members Contact Information Specialization
Elke Breker
Director, Office of Int'l Student & Scholar Services
Brown University
J. Walter Wilson, Suite 510
69 Brown Street, Box 1906
Providence, RI 02912
Contact Elke Breker F / J stu / J sch / H / TN / O
Rajan Eapen
International Scholar Adviser, Office of Int'l Education
University of Vermont
#B101 633 Main St.
Burlington, VT 05405
Contact Rajan Eapen J stu / J int / J sch / H / TN /O LPR / I-9s / MED
Kathy M. Foley
Associate Dean & Director, Int'l Student & Scholar Services
Middlebury College
Service Building, 84 South Service Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
Contact Kathy Foley F / J stu / J sch
Shannon Gerber
SIW Coordinator Elect (2021)
SEVIS Data Specialist, Office of Global Services
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue, 405 Ell Hall
Boston, MA 02115
Contact Shannon Gerber F
Elizabeth A. Goss, Esq.
GRAC Chair (2019-2020)
Founder, Goss Associates LLC
177 Milk Street, Ste. 605
Boston, MA 02110
Contact Elizabeth Goss H / TN / O / LPR
Mihwa Lee
Senior Adviser,Office of Int'l Students & Scholars
Yale University
421 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Contact Mihwa Lee F / J stu / J sch / H / TN
Sal Mazzone
  F / J stu / J int / J sch
Anthony Pawelski
Int'l Adviser, Partners Office for International Professionals and Students (PIPS)
Partners HealthCare
Partners HealthCare System, 399 Revolution Drive, Ste 270
Somerville, MA 02145
  J sch / H / TN / O / LPR / MED
M. Andrea Popa
GRAC Chair Elect (2020-2021)
Director, International Student Affairs
Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Contact Andrea Popa F / J stu / J sch / TN / H / I-9s
Kate Sacco
SIW Coordinator
Director, Office of Int'l Student Services
Rhode Island School of Design
210 Benefit St., Rm 306
Providence, RI 02903
Contact Kate Sacco F / J stu
Dawn Sedutto
Director, Int'l Student Services
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N River Rd.
Manchester, NH 03106-1045
  F / Taxes
Susan Shea
Past SIW Coordinator (2019)
Associate Director, Office of Int'l Students & Scholars
Boston College, Thea Bowman House
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Contact Susan Shea F / J stu / J int / J sch
Specialists Contact Information Specialization
Jennifer O'Connor
K-12 Specialist
Director, Int'l Student Programs
Lawrence Academy
P.O. Box 992
Groton, MA 01450
Contact Jennifer O'Connor K-12 / F
Ex-Officio Members Contact Information Specialization
Hanna Bliss
Regulatory Ombudsperson - Student Issues (2020-2022)
Director of International Student Engagement
Amherst College
16 Barrett Hill Drive, AC# 2293
Amherst, MA 01002
Contact Hanna Bliss F / J stu
Amanda Doran
Regulatory Ombudsperson - Scholar Issues (2017 - 2020)
Adviser to International Scholars, Int'l Scholars Office
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave. E18-209
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact Amanda Doran J sch / H / TN / O / LPR
Ozan Say
Knowledge Community Representative ISSS (2019 - 2021)
Senior Adviser, Office of Int'l Students and Scholars
Yale University
421 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Contact Ozan Say F / J stu / J sch / Taxes