was created thirty years ago
by the state legislature at the request of Massachusetts colleges and
universities, and our work continues to be centered on promoting the economic
development of the higher education economy in Massachusetts. At MEFA, we are
committed to increasing college access and affordability for Massachusetts
families, as well as for students enrolling at Massachusetts colleges and
your School Support Team.
Director of Public Affairs
Martha joined MEFA in 2006. She began her
tenure at MEFA by providing direction for the College Services Team, utilizing
her extensive experience in higher education with a focus on college
financing. Prior to joining MEFA she worked for ten years at Nellie Mae and
Sallie Mae in a variety of capacities. Martha began her career in admissions
at Dean College and entered financial aid at Fitchburg State University where
she was the Director of Financial Aid for five years. She also served as
Director of Financial Aid at Harvard Graduate School of Education for seven
years and as Director of Admission for two years. She also was the Director of
Student Services at MGH Institute of Health Professions where she oversaw
Admissions, Financial Aid, Bursar and Registrar. Martha has been very involved
in MASFAA in numerous capacities including as a member of the Executive
Council, and a member of the Early Awareness Committee, College Goal Sunday
Membership Chair, and as Chair and presenter of the Just the FACTS Training
program for new college financial aid administrators. Martha has presented on
the national, regional and state levels on a variety of topics related to
Director of Community
Stephanie Wells joined
MEFA in 2001 and has over 20 years of experience in the higher education
financing industry. As Director of Community Outreach she is responsible for
working with colleges, high schools and community based organizations to
further MEFA’s public mission of educating and supporting families on the
college enrollment and financing process. Stephanie is co-chair of the MASFAA
Government Relations committee. In addition, she and has volunteered her time
to help promote college access in the community as a member of MASFAA’s
Government Relations Committee’s Financial Aid Day at the State House, FAFSA
Day, MEOA’s Scholarship Committee, and The First Tee. Stephanie received her
B.S. Degree in Speech Communications from Bridgewater State University and has
completed graduate study for a joint Masters degree in Public Administration
and Political Science at Suffolk University.
joined MEFA in July of 2012. As Director of Integrated Communications, she
works within the Marketing Team to provide a comprehensive curriculum of
education and guidance on the college enrollment and financing process to
Massachusetts families and school colleagues. Before coming to MEFA, Meredith
worked in finance and undergraduate financial aid for 10 years at Boston
University. She has mentored high school and college students within the Posse
Foundation, Bottom Line, and the Higher Education Resource Center, and is a
certified volunteer tax preparer with the Boston Earned Income Tax Credit
Coalition. Meredith serves as Tri-Chair of FAFSA Day Massachusetts and is a
member of MASFAA’s Just the FACTS faculty. She received a B.S. in Commerce
from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Higher Education
Administration from Boston University.
of Portfolio Originations
Meg joined MEFA in 2003 as a member of the customer
service team. Meg is currently part of the finance team on the portfolio
originations side. As part of loan originations, she works closely with
schools and families throughout the application and the certification process
in an effort to make the process as smooth as possible for both families and
schools. Prior to MEFA, Meg worked at State Street in the global securities
operations area. Meg received her B.A. from Denison University and her M.B.A.
from Suffolk University.
Assistant Director of
MEFA in 2007 as a member of the Operations team. As part of the servicing
team, Greg works closely with both ACS Servicing and MEFA families to assist
with customer service and issue resolution. Greg also works with schools and
MEFA Loan Originations to support MEFA families during the application and
originations process. Prior to MEFA, Greg worked for American Student
Assistance as a member of the lender relations team. Greg received his B.A.
from The University of Massachusetts at Boston.
Manager of Early
MEFA in 2006 as a member of the customer service team. She currently works on
the administration of our college savings programs, the U.Plan and the U.Fund.
She works with families by helping them enroll in the U.Plan program as well as
throughout the year assisting with questions on established accounts.
Angelina presents to families across the Commonwealth on the importance of
saving for college. Prior to MEFA, Angelina worked at financial aid offices at
Regis College and the Student Financial Services office at Babson College.
Angelina received her B.A and MPA from Regis College.