The Training Committee shall coordinate with the Professional Development Committee in the planning, direction and execution of symposia, workshops, and training activities for the Association.


  1. The Chair shall schedule committee meetings to plan the Support Staff Workshops, Financial Aid 101 Workshop Series, Fall Training Workshop, and any other training activities requested by the MSFAA President.
  2. The Chair shall coordinate with Professional Development, Program, and Site Chairs for each activity.
  3. In conjunction with the Treasurer, the Chair shall verify all financial activity resulting from the Committee’s activities.
  4. The Chair shall prepare an annual budget for the committee.


The President will appoint a Chair (or Co-Chairs) for the Committee from the MSFAA membership. The Chair(s) will be responsible for selecting additional members, if needed, from MSFAA member institutions. The Professional Development Committee Chair serves as an ex officio member of the Training Committee.


Ryan Rafko - University of Michigan-Dearborn

Nicole Martinez – Western Michigan University

LaJanis Allen – Douglas J Aveda Institute

Carla Bender – Lake Michigan College

Kimberly Butka – University of Michigan - Flint

Alisha Cederberg – Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Lashay Fields – Schoolcraft College

Karen Johnson – Oakland Community College

Samka Keranovic – US Truck Driver Training School INC

Melissa Kiesewetter – Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Amy LaBenne – Schoolcraft College

Sarah McGill – Grace Bible College

Andrew Spohn – Jackson College

Nicole Boelk - Baker College

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