Committees

Service on an NSPA committee is a way to advance your career, further your involvement in the NSPA community, add value to our members, and increase staff capacity. For further information or to volunteer, please contact Maggie Brubaker at mbrubaker@scholarshiproviders.org.

Audit & Finance Committee
Responsible for reviewing annual financial statements, annual budgets, and hiring independent auditor.
Jennifer Hazelton, Chair, Board Treasurer, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Maria Falvo, Board Secretary, 
American Savings Foundation
Vanessa M. Evans, Board,
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Amy Weinstein, Board, 
Executive Director, National Scholarship Providers Association


Conference Committee
Helps plan and inform the NSPA annual conferences, helps with on-site set up/tear down, registration, special events, and speaker introductions. 
Maggie Brubaker, Chair, National Scholarship Providers Association
Larry Sparkman, Chair, Board President, The University of Southern Mississippi

Beth Barnette Knight, Board, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Sharon Beers, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Karen Didriksen,
Kauffman Scholars, Inc.
Dianne Fanning, Next Gen Web Solutions
Melissa Findley,
Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation
Judi Haas,
 Texas A&M University
Anne Hardy, Northern Illinois University
Jane Hopkins, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Jessie Kasynski, 
University of Colorado at Boulder
Gary Kuch, The Clark Foundation Scholarship Program
Brenda Moran, 
Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation
Amy Nelson, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc
M-D November,
International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc
Lori Pence,
Purdue University
Kimberly Redd, American Library Association
Tricia Tate, Board, The Ford Family Foundation
Eric Wilner, Scholarship America
Jessica Wootten, GSBA Scholarship Fund
Shanna Young, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation


Executive Committee
Larry Sparkman, Chair, Board President, The University of Southern Mississippi
Oscar Sweeten-Lopez, President-Elect,
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Jennifer Hazelton, Board Treasurer, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Maria Falvo, Board Secretary, American Savings Foundation
Katie Kramer, Past-President, Boettcher Foundation
Amy Weinstein, Board, Executive Director, National Scholarship Providers Association

 

Governance & Nominating Committee
Assists the Board in governance matters such as Bylaw interpretations or updates, participates in policy making, and recommends and/or gives first review of new candidates for service on the Board of Directors. 
Larry Sparkman, Chair, Board President, The University of Southern Mississippi
Oscar Sweeten-Lopez, Chair, President-Elect, 
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Katie Kramer, Board, Boettcher Foundation
Joe Wilcox, Board, University of Texas at Austin
Amy Weinstein, Board, Executive Director, National Scholarship Providers Association


Membership Committee
Represents the interests of the NSPA membership, provides feedback and insight on new services/benefits and other initiatives, and helps identify and recruit new NSPA members.
Maggie Brubaker, Chair, National Scholarship Providers Association
Jenny Achilles, TG
Jeanna Adams, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Helen Carter, Texas Tech University
Robert Durham, College Now Greater Cleveland
April Greene, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
Heather Johnson, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Michael Maher, Board, Evans Scholars Foundation
Patrick McTee, American Indian College Fund
Sydney Meeks-Fowler, Coastal Community Foundation
Brenda Moran, Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation
LaToria Thomas, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Jamie Williams, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Shanna Young, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation



New Member Welcome Committee
Members of this committee assist the NSPA staff during the on-boarding process of new NSPA members. 
Maggie Brubaker, National Scholarship Providers Association
Johnna Martinez, Bellevue University
Gaylena Merritt, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
Amy Moroney, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
LaToria Thomas, Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

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