Staff Directory by Department

Fiscal Services Departments

Account & Loan Management

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
Bill Cunningham
Account & Loan Management /
Cashier’s Office Manager
* Oversees all ALM/Cashier’s Office operations and procedures.
* Oversees all collections procedures for default student accounts.
703-993-3801
Vacant
Collections Analyst/
Certified Notary Public
* Administrator for the Virginia Department of Taxation Debt Set Off Program
* Oversees pre-collections procedures for students at risk of defaulting
703-993-3800
Luz Tessie V. Sta. Catalina, MBA
Accounts Collections Specialist* Responsible for default Perkins loans
* Oversees post-collections procedures for default student accounts
703-993-3801



Accounts Payable

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
Cliff Shore
Chief Procurement Officer* Oversees the Purchasing and Accounts Payable Departments, including the Travel
Office and eVA Support.
703-993-2611
VACANT
Director Accounts Payable * Oversees All Accounts Payable Operations.
703-993-2580
Nicole Kolmetz
Assistant Director Accounts Payable * Monitors Cardinal Payments
* Supervises the Senior Fiscal Technicians.
* Handles processing of Payment Plus Refunds
703-993-4353
Tuyen Nguyen
Assistant Director Accounts Payable* Responsible for the Accounts Payable check run.
* Handles all bank related issues.
703-993-2581
Paul Leslie
Senior Accounts Payable Technician* Processes invoices for payment to vendors whose last names begin with the letters Q - Z.703-993-2649
Adila Osman
Senior Accounts Payable Technician* Processes invoices for payment to vendors whose names begin with the letters A - E.
* Handles Federal Express invoices.
703-993-2557
Kathleen Rodrigues
Senior Accounts Payable Technician* Processes invoices for payment to vendors whose names begin with the letters F - P,
except Federal Express invoices which are processed by Adila Osman.
703-993-2668
Rachel Bass
Accounts Payable Accountant* Manages electronic payment applications (Paymode and ePayables).

* Responds to invoice and payment status questions.
703-993-4775
Debora Stewart
Senior Accounts Payable Technician* Processes petty cash and wire transfer requests.
703-993-2691
Deborah King
Senior Accounts Payable Technician* Processes invoices from Barnes and Noble, and Sodexo.
* Handles Food and Beverages Reimbursements to employees.
703-993-1063
Rupali Patel
Accounts Payable Associate* Processes Honorariums, Payment Requests, Revenue Refunds, Fellowships, Scholarships, and participant support requests. 703-993-2651



Cashier’s Office

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
Cashier's Office Staff Directory



Controller’s Office

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
VACANT
Controller* Oversees fiscal operations and compliance with the Commonwealth's Agency Risk
Management and Internal Control Standards.
* Responsible for meeting the Commonwealth's Higher Education Management Standards.
* Develops fiscal policy and oversees financial statement preparation.
703-993-2660
Lisa Lucas
Executive Assistant/
Office Manager
* Assists the Associate Vice President by managing projects and correspondences,and
planning and scheduling meetings.
* Prepares forms and documents for the Fiscal Services website.
703-993-2660
Heather Strange
Director,
Fiscal Policy & Communications
* Assists in the development of fiscal policy and procedures
* Communicate with Mason faculty, staff and students.
* Oversees Fiscal Services training and website functions.
703-993-2089
Diane Saunders
Director,
Internal Controls
* Manages the ARMICS program.
* Oversees cash handling controls and procedure development.
* Manages PCI DSS compliance activities.
* Provides identity theft program and financial statement support.
703-993-7010
Monica Michaud

Director of Finance, Debt Management* Oversight and management of university debt profile
*Capital Projects
703-993-8751
Peaches Nicholls
Internal Controls Accountant* Provides assistance with the administration of the annual ARMICS process.
* Tests departmental controls and evaluates risk and control data.
* Assists with managing controls over cash handling operations.
703-993-5206
Jack Lansford
Internal Controls Specialist* Provides assistance with the departmental cash handling reviews
* Assists with PCI DSS (credit card) compliance projects
703-993-2466
Jessica Adams
Fiscal Training Manager and Web Master* Conducts training sessions
* Provides customer service related to fiscal processes including the eVA purchasing system, Banner Finance and reconciliations.
* Maintains and updates the Fiscal Services website.
703-993-5966



Finance Administrative Systems Team

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
David Namiotka
Director, FAST* Manages the Finance Administrative Systems Team (FAST).703-993-3253
Rob Sparkman
Fiscal Technician* Manages security access to eVA, Banner Finance and TouchNet.
* Provides customer service for Banner and eVA security related questions.
703-993-2574
Amanda Kennedy
Fiscal Technician* Manages security access to eVA, Banner Finance and TouchNet.
* Liaison for Banner Finance upgrades and special projects.
* Provides customer service for Banner and eVA security related questions.
703-993-5250
Rhett Russell
PT Fiscal Technician * Manages security access to eVA, Banner Finance and TouchNet.
* Processes security access to Banner Finance and eVA.
* Provides customer service for Banner and eVA security related questions.
703-993-2586
Rhonda Baumgartner
Applications Analyst* Provides technical support for the Student Accounts Office.
* Creates technical solutions for Fiscal Services.
* Manages and develops solutions using the Automic automation software.
703-993-8058
Joung Huh
Applications Analyst* Creates technical solutions for Fiscal Services.
* Develops solutions using the Automic automation software.
703-993-5666
Brent Moroz
Applications Analyst*Provides technical support for Fiscal Services703-993-2190
VACANT
Applications Analyst* Provides technical support for eVA purchasing processes.
* Creates technical solutions for Fiscal Services.
* Develops solutions using the Automic automation software.
703-993-2850
Gerri Nickle
Applications Analyst* Provides technical support for Banner Workflow and Oracle Application Express
* Develops technical solutions in Internet Native Banner, Banner Workflow, and other systems in support of Fiscal Services business processes

703-993-4779
Denise Groat
E-commerce Specialist* Provides project coordination, technical and user assistance for the TouchNet Marketplace eCommerce platform.
* Provides customer for TouchNet Marketplace related questions.
703-993-6324



General Accounting

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
Carol McGinnis
Associate Controller* Oversees General Accounting, which includes:
-- accounting and treasury operations
-- financial reporting
-- cost accounting
-- revenue accounting
-- plant funds accounting
-- international tax
--UBIT, sales tax, excise tax filings
* Responsible for maintaining the general ledger and chart of accounts.
* Serves as Deputy Controller.
703-993-2588
Tom Lex
Director,
Revenue Reporting and Cost Accounting
* Supports the University's Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rate proposals.
* Administers the university's recharge policy.
* Maintains books and accounting practices for George Mason Research Foundation.
* Performs reconciliations of Banner Student Accounts Receivable to support finance transactions.
* Prepares and files quarterly Accounts Receivable report for DOA.
703-993-2566
Clare Laskofski
Director,
Accounting and Treasury Operations
* Oversees the Accounting Operations Office which includes General Ledger, Treasury, and Banking Operations.
* Monitors interface with state's Cardinal accounting system, including reconciliation with Banner Finance.
* Reviews and approves non-budget journal entries.
* Manages month-end and fiscal year-end close and spend down of appropriate funds.
703-993-2637
Claire Wurmfeld
Director,
Financial Reporting
* Oversees the Financial Reporting Office which is responsible for:
-- the University's audited financial statements.
-- state financial reporting requirements.
-- the annual audit by the Auditor of Public Accounts.
* Manages fixed asset and long term debt accounting and debt service payments.
703-993-5328
Karina Mizrahi
Fiscal Analyst* Calculates fringe benefit rates.
* Maintains Banner Student detail codes
* MicroStrategy Librarian for Fiscal Services
* Reconciles some clearing funds.
* Prepares quarterly Student Accounts Receivable for DOA filing.
* Reviews unused Orgs/Funds to be inactivated.
703-993-6023
Rebecca Sabela
Accountant* Performs accounting transactions for George Mason Research Foundation.
* Provides budget support for Fiscal Services.
* Prepares reconciliations of University local bank accounts and Travel Advances.
703-993-2635
Quyen Le
Financial Accountant* Assists Director of Financial reporting in preparation of annual financial statements and other financial reports and analysis
* Supports maintenance of Banner Chart of Accounts
703-993-2656
Tina Liu
Data Control Accountant* Tracks all individual and department data entered into Banner Finance
* Assures accuracy and completeness of transactions transmitted to state's Cardinal accounting system.
* Provides customer service.
* Responds to questions from department representatives about transactions
that have been recorded to their Orgs or Funds.
703-993-2655
Saba Teferra
Treasury Accountant* Reconciles and processes electronic deposits and returns including:
-- credit card.
-- remote check deposit.
-- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) payments.
-- incoming international wires.
-- returned checks.
-- credit card chargebacks.
703-993-5965
Susie Dorman
Fiscal Assistant* Researches and records all incoming ACH payments to the university.
* Enters data from Journal Vouchers and deposits into Banner Finance.
* Handles customer problems and inquiries.
703-993-2639
Peggy Kirk
Plant Funds Accountant* Processes requisitions for reimbursement of construction expenses from trustee
held bond funds.
* Reconciles plant fund investment accounts.
* Processes drawdown of funds for federal financial aid.
* Administers Equipment Trust Fund (ETF) allocation from SCHEV.
* Assists with Financial Statement preparation.
703-993-2640
Joy Sobieralski
Financial Reporting Manager* Assists Director of Financial Reporting in preparing university's financial statements.
*Prepares other financial reports and analyses including ratio analysis, SCHEV equipment reports, and fluctuation analyses.
* Provides customer service for equipment accountability and policy issues.
703-993-9595
Kevin Ottke
Equipment Program Administrator* Updates changes to equipment by maintaining the TraQ database.
* Coordinates and conducts the university-wide annual inventory with departments.
703-993-4456



International Tax

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
Elena Cirmizi
International Tax Manager* Ensures that the university complies with U.S. tax and immigration law when making payments
to or on behalf of its foreign visitors (students, scholars, independent contractors and others),
to vendors and in some instances, payments for services outside the United States.
* Responsible for other tax filings, including UBIT, Sales Tax, and Excise Tax returns.
703-993-5223
Nona Machavariani
International Tax Specialist* Conducts tax appointments with foreign nationals.
* Determines employment eligibility for foreign employees.
* Responds to student’s inquiries.
703-993-2969
Stephen Spencer
Tax Assistant* Prepares Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT), Sales Tax, and Excise Tax returns
* Supports international tax department as needed
703-993-2071



Purchasing

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
Cliff Shore
Chief Procurement Officer* Oversees the Purchasing and Accounts Payable Departments, including the Travel
Office and eVA Support.
703-993-2611
James Russell
Director Purchasing* Responsible for reviewing and assigning all purchase requests above $2,000 to
buyers and for executing large, complex procurement (Requests for Proposal,
Contracts).
* Maintains Mason's internal purchasing manual.
703-993-2587
Becky Klein
Assistant Director*Oversee Travel Department Operations, P-Card, eVA Support703-993-2622
Erin Rauch
Assistant Director*Provides procurement support to university departments;
*Creates and issues formal Invitation for Bids and Requests for Proposals
703-993-2646
Katherine Sirotin
Assistant Director* Provides procurement support to university departments.
* Creates and issues formal Invitations for Solicitation and Requests for Proposal.
703-993-2497
Michele Rogers
Senior Buyer* Provides procurement support to university departments.
* Creates and issues formal Invitations for Solicitation and Requests for Proposal.
703-993-3599
Christopher Mullins
Senior Buyer* Provides procurement support to university departments
* Creates and issues formal Invitations for Solicitation and Requests for Proposal.
* The contract administrator for Mason's mandatory office supply contract
with the Supply Room Companies.
703-993-9665
Chi Nguyen
Senior Buyer* Provides procurement support to university departments.
* Creates and issues formal Invitations for Solicitations and Request for Proposal.
703-993-3166
Grace Lymas
Senior Buyer* Provides procurement support to university departments.
* Creates and issues formal Invitations for Solicitations and Request for Proposal.
703-993-6225
Ryan Wilson
Data Analyst* Conducts spend analyses to identify trends and recommend courses of action.
* Streamlines and automates departmental data workflow.
703-993-3796
Katherine Manzilla
P-Card Administrator* Manages the Purchasing Card program.
* Responds to cardholders' questions.
* Works with Purchase Card users on compliance, training, and special privileges.
703-993-9684
Roberto Arbieto
eVA/P-Card Support Technician* The first point of contact for eVA users.
* Assists eVA users with completing requisitions and resolving eVA requisition issues.
* Responds to eVA and P-Card questions.
703-993-2653
Carolyn Heidelberger
eVA/P-Card Support Technician* The first point of contact for eVA users.
* Assists eVA users with completing requisitions and resolving eVA requisition issues.
* Responds to eVA and P-Card questions.
* Processes requests for new vendors and vendor changes
703-993-3796
Ashley Jenkins
Purchasing Operations specialist*Assists vendors and departments with certifications for Mason’s SWaM Supplier Diversity Program
*Reviews and closes departmental encumbrances
*Processes purchase orders
*Conducts compliance testing and assists Mason’s Pcard team
703-993-2591
Catarine Reneau
Receptionist* Receives and greets visitors to the Purchasing and Accounts Payable office.
* Answers telephone calls and connects callers with the proper staff member.
703-993-2580



Student Accounts

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
Student Accounts Staff Directory



Training

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
Heather Strange
Director,
Fiscal Policy & Communications
* Assists in the development of fiscal policy and procedures
* Communicate with Mason faculty, staff and students.
* Oversees Fiscal Services training and website functions.
703-993-2089
Jessica Adams
Fiscal Training Manager and Web Master* Conducts training sessions on fiscal policy and procedures
* Provides customer service related to fiscal processes
* Maintains and updates the Fiscal Services website.
703-993-5966



Travel

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
Becky Klein

Assistant Director*Oversee Travel Department Operations, P-Card, eVA Support703-993-2622
Lauren Steppe

ICA Travel Administrator*Provides Travel support to Mason Intercollegiate Athletics 703-993-9691
Chris Wagaman
Travel Manager* Provides support to users of the Travel Request System (TRS).
* Processes travel reimbursements for employees whose last names begin with the letters M - Z.
* Manages requests for the Visa Travel Card.
* Processes cash advance reimbursements.
703-993-3464
Regina Carter
Senior Travel Technician* Provides support to users of the Travel Request System (TRS).
* Processes travel reimbursements for employees whose last names begin with the letters A - L.
* Manages Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) enrollments.
703-993-2652
Ingrid Mendez
Senior Travel Technician* Provides support to users of the Travel Request System (TRS).
* Processes travel reimbursements for employees.
703-993-2623
Diana Leese

Travel Technician* Responsible for the data entry of Payment Requests, Scholarship Requests, Revenue Refunds, Student Refunds, Participant Payment Requests and Library invoices.
*Process Travel Vouchers
703-993-4194