Andy has nearly a decade of higher education admission experience and thirteen years of experience working in marketing, operations, and sales. He now supports Bentley University as Director of Enrollment Operations. Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Emmanuel College and MBA from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Andy has been an active member of NAGAP since 2014 and is proud to have been recognized as NAGAP’s 2021 Future Leader Award recipient. He served on the NEGAP Marketing Committee for four years and for two years served as Committee Chair.
Alyssa currently serves as the Director of Graduate Admission at Clark University. She previously was an Associate Director at Bentley University in the McCallum Graduate School of Business. Alyssa is also a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell pursuing her Ph.D. in Leadership in Education. Her dissertation research focuses on exploring the potential bias within holistic master's admission processes. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ithaca College, and a master's degree in higher education from Boston College. Outside of work and school, Alyssa is a wife and dog mom, and is a nationally-ranked powerlifter within USA Powerlifting.
Paul Cincotta Jr.
Bridgewater State University email@example.com
Paul Cincotta is currently serving as the Director of Graduate Admissions at Bridgewater State University, a public university of about 11,000 students located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. As Director, Paul oversees the admissions process and enrollment for over 60 graduate degree and licensure programs. Prior to his appointment as Director, he served as the Associate Director of Marketing & Recruitment. Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Fairfield University and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Providence College.
Fitchburg State University
Erin currently serves as the Director of Enrollment for the School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. She has over 8 years of experience in graduate enrollment management and has been working in university admission since 2008. She earned a bachelor's degree in Communication from Eastern Connecticut State University and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University. Erin has been a member of NEGAP and NAGAP since 2015, and served on the NEGAP marketing committee for the last 2 years. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and their two young kids.
Lauren D. Putnam
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Lauren has over 10 years of experience in graduate enrollment management and currently serves as the Director of Admissions at MGH Institute of Health Professions. In her current role, Lauren oversees admissions and enrollment marketing for the institution. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT and her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) from Nichols College. Lauren has served the last three years on the NEGAP Marketing Committee managing one of the NEGAP social media accounts and has been a member of both NEGAP and NAGAP since 2012.
University of New England
Bridgewater State University
Katie-Ann Mason proudly serves as the Immediate Past President for NEGAP. Prior to this she was on the executive board as President, Vice President and Secretary. Working in Graduate Enrollment Management for over a decade, NEGAP has been integral to her professional development from the very start of her career. She has been a member since 2011. Katie-Ann is currently the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions at Bridgewater State University and has worked in both Private and Public Higher Education. She has a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, from Boston University School of Education and her Bachelor of Arts in History with a Performing Arts Minor from Simmons College.
Lauren Deanna Putnam (Chair), MGH Institute of Health Professions
Susan Cahill, Assumption College
Denise Joseph, Boston University
Rika Judd, University of New England
Adrianna Lamparelli, University of New Hampshire
Lisa Lombardo, Providence College
Michael Merriam, Framingham State (NAGAP Marketing Committee)
Meredith Turteltaub, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Telese Forbes, Worcester State University
Christopher Tripp (Chair), University of New England
Max Quinn, UMass Chan Medical School
Meili Jin, Bentley University