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Through training and outreach, CAFAA advances the financial aid profession in order to be the primary source in Colorado for information and guidance regarding the financing of student higher education.

CAFAA Officers

Ofelia Morales


University of Colorado – Boulder

Natascha Ambrose


University of Northern Colorado

Eileen Griego

Past President

Colorado State University

Beth Romba


Front Range Community College

Bethany Wagar


Colorado Community College System

Chris Peterson


Aims Community College

David Lucci


Front Range Community College

Tara Spritzer

Past Treasurer

Colorado State University

Jennifer Helgeson

4-Year Public Representative

University of Colorado Denver

Ariel Mendez

2-Year Public Representative

Arapahoe Community College

Nathan Rudibaugh

4-Year Private Representative

Denver University

Laura Kellogg

Proprietary School Representative

Nick Burrell

Service Organization Representative

Rob Drybread

Conference Chair

University of Colorado Boulder

Eleni Beatty

Financial Aid Awareness Chair

Colorado State University

Heidi Markey

Historian Chair

Arapahoe Community College

Lesa Briggs

Membership Chair

University of Colorado – Denver

Cassie Seamans

Newsletter/Blog Chair

University of Colorado Boulder


Jen Lada

Professional Development Chair

University of Colorado Boulder

Mike Pearce

Technology Chair

Colorado Community College Systems