NSPA Staff


Amy Weinstein, Executive Director


As executive director of the National Scholarship Providers Association, Amy Weinstein leads the effort to advance the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. She is the strategist and driving force behind NSPA’s initiatives to support professionals in scholarships and college completion. Amy is passionate about working toward equity in access to and funding of higher education and supporting students to complete their academic goals. Higher education changed Ms. Weinstein’s life in many positive ways.

Ms. Weinstein’s served in many capacities throughout her career in higher education. Prior to her role at the National Scholarship Providers Association, she served as the assistant to the Chancellor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. During her tenure there, Ms. Weinstein proudly served as the vice president of the campus chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Previously, Ms. Weinstein worked at the American Indian College Fund in Denver, Colorado, as the scholarship coordinator and assistant director of public education. 

Ms. Weinstein holds an M.A. in public administration with an emphasis on nonprofit management from the University of Colorado at Denver and a B.A. in Native American studies at the University of California at Davis. 

Ms. Weinstein is a native of Boulder, Colorado, and enjoys the spending time in the mountains with her husband and their two dogs Delilah and Maceo. 


Maggie Brubaker, Membership and Programs Manager 


Maggie brings a diverse background to NSPA. She has worked for a variety of nonprofit and education institutions throughout her career. Her experiences include working as a Director of Community Initiatives at Pikes Peak United Way, a Resident Manager for CU Boulder, a university instructor, and an elementary school teacher. 

Maggie completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Geography at Penn State University. She also spent a year in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar researching energy policy.

Maggie enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband and two children. Her family loves all types of outdoor pursuits including rock climbing, biking, and hiking. Originally from Poland, Maggie continues to enjoy exploring new places.


Kerry Hillis Goff, Operations and Communications Coordinator


Kerry has a diverse background as a writer for various publications, editor of literary and corporate publications, and an instructor of writing and literature. 

She moved to Boulder in 2014 by way of Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated from The University of Memphis with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Master of Arts in Literature, and a Master of Arts in History. She has worked for a variety of nonprofits and colleges/ universities and is happy to combine her experiences from both for NSPA. 

She currently lives in South Boulder with her husband, 4 children, and dog. When she isn't writing, planning, and parenting, she is either teaching or taking a yoga class. 




Amanda Benson, Administrative Assistant  


Amanda is an enthusiastic and resourceful individual.  She has worked in the Customer Service and Administrative Field for 10+ years.  She is currently attending Red Rocks Community College and plans to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology. 


Amanda has gained a wealth of knowledge about Non-Profits, Project Development, Communications, and Event Planning through her volunteer work and holding office in various organizations including the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, the Jefferson County Parent Teacher Association, the Jefferson County Special Education Advisory Committee and Boy Scouts of America.


Amanda was born and raised in Colorado but has traveled much of the United States. She enjoys spending time reading, camping, swimming and being with her son and dog.



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