• AASCU Staff

    AASCU staff listed in this directory have volunteered to provide their phone number and/or email address to assist those who have a specific interest in contacting them about association programs or services. It is not a listing of all AASCU employees.


    Office of the President

    Mildred García, Ed.D.
    President 

    Andrea Holcombe
    Chief of Staff
    202-478-4661

    Mary Evans Sias
    Director of MLI and Assistant to the President

    Vilma Ayala 
    Staff Associate
    202-478-4647

    Division of Academic Leadership and Change

    George L. Mehaffy
    Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change
    202-478-4672 

    Arlene Jackson

    Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives
    202-478-7834 

    Jo Arney
    Program Director, Re-Imagining the First Year     
    202-478-7830

    Robin Ellis
    Senior Director of Student Success                                  
    202-478-7839

    José A. Cabrales
    Program Director of Student Success 
    202-478-7822

    Nyala Watkins
    Program Manager of Student Success
    202-478-4699  

    Jacquelyn Jones
    Director of AASCU’s Frontier Set
    202-478-7837

    Jody Dixon
    Program Coordinator, Global Initiatives
    202-478-7814

    Division of Administration and Finance

    Stacey Smith-Collins
    Facilities Coordinator/HR Associate 
    202-478-4824

    Division of Administration and Finance: Accounting

    Amy Stake
    Controller
    202-478-4686

    Mely Sihuin
    Senior Accountant
    202-478-4829

    Edwin William
    AR Accountant                                
    202-478-4685

    Allyson Lords 
    Account Coordinator
    202-478-7835 

    Division of Administration and Finance: Information Services

    Hachim Elkhiyari
    Internet Technologies Manager    
    202-478-4692

    Kevin Finkelstein
    Database Analyst & Meetings Set-up Manager  
    202-478-4690

    Minh Nguyen
    Systems/Network Admin  
    202-478-4695

    Division of Administration and Finance: Human Resources

    Tracye Weeks
    Director of Human Resources                                 
    202-478-7836

    Melanie Bourne
    AFS Division Coordinator 
    202-478-4684

    Division of Communications

    Jennifer Dawn Walpole
    Director of Communications
    202-478-4665   

    Vilma Ayala
    Staff Associate
    202-478-4663

    Victoria Markovitz
    Editorial Services Manager 
    202-478-4668  

    Ina Soepangkat
    Creative Director of Print and Digital Media
    202-478-4664

    Isabella Ovalle
    Graphic Designer
    202-478-4662

    Division of Government Relations and Policy Analysis

    Michael C. Zola, Esq.
    Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4651

    Barmak Nassirian
    Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis 
    202-478-4653 

    Thomas L. Harnisch
    Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4660 

    Parker McCarthy
    Senior Associate, Research & Policy 
    202-478-4659

    Tonja King
    Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Government Relations and Policy Analysis
    202-478-4657  

    Division of Leadership Development and Member Services

    Toyia K. Younger
    Vice President Leadership Development and Membership Services
    202-478-4644

    Ramona Crawford
    Director, Sponsorships and Corporate Partner Engagement
    202-478-4643

    Grants Resource Center

    Erika Thompson
    Director 
    202-478-4713 
     
    Willette Brown-Fatoyinbo
    Program Manager 
    202-478-4889

    Frank Graeff
    Program Manager                                             
    202-478-4709

    Kyle Mahaney
    Program Advisor
    202-478-4828

    Kenneth McDonald
    Program Associate
    202-478-4708

    Richard Wellons
    Program Manager
    202-478-4714  

    Meetings Office

    Danita Young
    Project Director, Leadership Development and Meeting Operations
    202-478-4677

    Felicia Durham
    Registrar  
    202-478-4673

    Jennifer Whitson
    Senior Program Associate - Events
    202-478-4646