Staff Directory by Department

Fiscal Services Departments

Account & Loan Management

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
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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
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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
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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
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Cliff Shore
Chief Procurement Officer* Oversees the Purchasing and Accounts Payable Departments, including the Travel
Office and eVA Support.
703-993-2611
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Yesica Suarez
Director Accounts Payable * Processes Payment Request forms, Honorarium Payment Request forms and other
requests.
* Supervises the Senior Fiscal Technicians.
703-993-2670
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Tuyen Nguyen
Accounts Payable Administrator* Responsible for the Accounts Payable check run.
* Handles all bank related issues.
703-993-2581
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Paul Leslie
Senior Accounts Payable Technician* Processes invoices for payment to vendors whose last names begin with the letters Q - Z.703-993-2649
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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
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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
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Yali Guo
Accounts Payable Accountant* Manages electronic payment applications.
* Processes petty cash and wire transfer requests.
* Responds to invoice and payment status questions.
703-993-2645
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Elwina Solomon
Senior Accounts Payable Technician* Processes invoices from Patriot Computers and Sodexo.
* Handles Food and Beverages Reimbursements to employees.
703-993-9666
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Audrina Song
Senior Accounts Payable Technician* Processes invoices from Patriot Computers and Sodexo.
* Handles Food and Beverages Reimbursements to employees.
703-993-2651
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Diana Leese
Accounts Payable Technician* Responsible for the data entry of Payment Requests, Scholarship Requests, Revenue
Refunds, Student Refunds, Participant Payment Requests and Library invoices.
703-993-4194



Cashier’s Office

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



Controller’s Office

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
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Lisa Kemp
Associate Vice President and 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.
703-993-2483
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jack Lansford
Internal Controls Specialist* Provides assistance with the departmental cash handling reviews
* Assists with PCI DSS (credit card) compliance projects
703-993-2466



Equipment Inventory

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
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Joy Sobieralski
Financial Reporting Manager* Assists in preparing the university's financial statements.
* Provides customer service for equipment accountability and policy issues.
703-993-9595
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Penny Griffith
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



Finance Administrative Systems Team

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
staff photoDavid Namiotka
Director, FAST* Oversees the Finance Administrative Systems Team (FAST).703-993-3253
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Rob Sparkman
Fiscal Information Technician* Manages security access to eVA and Banner Finance.
* Provides customer service for Banner and eVA security related questions.
703-993-2574
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Amanda Kennedy
Fiscal Technician* Liaison for Banner Finance upgrades and special projects.
* Provides customer service for Banner and eVA security related questions.
703-993-5250
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Zvezda Vanpelt
PT Fiscal Technician * Processes security access to Banner Finance and eVA.
* Provides customer service for Banner and eVA security related questions.
703-993-2586
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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
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Joung Huh
Applications Analyst* Provides technical support for eVA purchasing processes.
* Creates technical solutions for Fiscal Services.
* Develops solutions using the Automic automation software.
703-993-5666
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Brent Moroz
Applications Analyst*Provides technical support for Fiscal Services703-993-2190
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Vacant
Systems Analyst*Provides technical support for Fiscal Services703-993-3553
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Gerri Nickle
Applications Analyst* Develops web-based applications for Internet Native Banner, Banner Workflow,
and other Mason systems.
* Provides technical support for Signature Database.
703-993-4779



General Accounting

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
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Carol McGinnis
Associate Controller* Oversees General Accounting, which includes:
-- accounting operations
-- financial reporting
-- cost accounting
-- revenue accounting
-- plant funds accounting
-- international tax functions within Fiscal Services
* Responsible for maintaining the general ledger and chart of accounts.
* Serves as Deputy Controller.
703-993-2588
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Karina Mizrahi
Fiscal Analyst* Calculates fringe rates.
* Reconciles some clearing funds.
* Prepares Student DOA quarterly.
* Reviews unused Orgs/Funds to be inactivated.
703-993-6023
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Monica Michaud
Director of Finance, Debt Management * Oversight and management of university debt profile
*Capital Projects
703-993-8751
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Tom Lex
Director,
Revenue Reporting and Cost Accounting
* Supports the University's Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rate proposals.
703-993-2566
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Vacant
Revenue Accountant* Performs reconciliations of Banner Student Accounts Receivable to support finance
transactions.
* Prepares reconciliations of Travel Advances and University local bank accounts.
* Prepares and files quarterly reporting required by federal grant sponsors.
703-993-3553
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Rebecca Sabela
Accountant* Performs accounting transactions for George Mason Intellectual Properties.
* Provides budget support for Fiscal Services.
703-993-2635
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Quyen Le
Financial Accountant* Performs accounting transactions
* Provides budget support for Fiscal Services.
703-993-2656
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Clare Laskofski
Director,
Accounting Operations
* Oversees the Accounting Operations Office which includes General Ledger
and Banking Operations.
703-993-3717
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Tina Liu
Data Control Accountant* Tracks all individual and department data entered into Banner Finance
* Corrects errors and transfers this financial information to the state's accounting
system, CARS.
* Provides customer service.
* Responds to questions from department representatives about transactions
that have been recorded to their Orgs or Funds.
703-993-2655
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Vacant
Treasury Accountant* Reconciles and processes electronic deposits and returns including:
-- credit card.
-- remote deposit.
-- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) payments.
-- incoming international wires.
-- returned checks.
-- credit card chargebacks.
703-993-2655
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Susie Dorman
Fiscal Technician* 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
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Bob Bussjaeger
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.
703-993-2636
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Peggy Kirk
Plant Funds Accountant* Processes requisitions for reimbursement of construction expenses from trustee
held bond funds.
* Reconciles investment accounts.
* Makes requests for reimbursement of grant expenditures from Federal/State
agencies.
* Makes requests for reimbursement of Direct Loan proceeds.
* Administers Equipment Trust Fund allocation from SCHEV.
* Assists with Financial Statement preparation.
703-993-2640



International Tax

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
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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.
703-993-5223
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Nona Machavariani
International Tax Coordinator* Conducts tax appointments with foreign nationals.
* Determines employment eligibility for foreign employees.
* Responds to student’s inquiries.
703-993-2969



Purchasing

Name / Email
Title
Responsibilities
Phone
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Cliff Shore
Chief Procurement Officer* Oversees the Purchasing and Accounts Payable Departments, including the Travel
Office and eVA Support.
703-993-2611
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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
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Becky Klein
PCard and eVA Support Manager* Manages the eVA Support and P-Card Administration teams, assuring prompt
assistance to all inquiries.
* Troubleshoots eVA problems and issues.
703-993-2622
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Erin Rauch
Assistant Director*Provides procurement support to university departments;
*Creates and issues formal Invitation for Bids and Requests for Proposals
703-993-2646
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Katherine Sirotin
Assistant Director* Provides procurement support to university departments.
* Creates and issues formal Invitations for Solicitation and Requests for Proposal.
703-993-2497
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Michele Rogers
Senior Buyer* Provides procurement support to university departments.
* Creates and issues formal Invitations for Solicitation and Requests for Proposal.
703-993-3599
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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
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TaMeisha Norris
Senior Buyer* Provides procurement support to university departments.
* Creates and issues formal Invitations for Solicitations and Request for Proposal.
703-993-6225
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Christopher Gerner
Data Analyst* Conducts spend analyses to identify trends and recommend courses of action.
* Streamlines and automates departmental data workflow.
703-993-3796
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Lauren Steppe
P-Card Administrator* Manages the Purchasing Card program.
* Responds to cardholders' questions.
* Works with Purchase Card users on compliance, training, and special privileges.
703-993-9691
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Faith Maweu
eVA/P-Card Support Specialist* 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
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Katherine Manzilla
eVA/P-Card Support Specialist* 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
703-993-9684
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Chi Nguyen
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
703-993-3166
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Sharon Kallini
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
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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
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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
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Penny Smith
Travel Supervisor* Provides support to users of the Travel Request System (TRS).
* Processes travel reimbursements for employees whose last names begin with the letters U - Z.
* Manages requests for the Visa Travel Card.
* Processes cash advance reimbursements.
* Assists with moving and relocation expenses.
703-993-2623
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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 - J.
* Manages Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) enrollments.
703-993-2652
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Chris Wagaman
Senior Travel Technician* Provides data entry for the Travel Office
* Assists users with the Travel Request System (TRS)
* Processes travel reimbursements for employees whose last names begin with the letters K - T.
703-993-3464