NEGAP Leadership

President, Executive officer


Katie-Ann Mason

Bridgewater State University 

Katie-Ann Mason is currently serving as the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions at Bridgewater State University. Prior to her appointment as Associate Director for Bridgewater State University, Katie-Ann worked as the Admissions Officer (Recruiter) for Boston University School of Social Work. She has worked in Admissions for 7 years, with 6 of those years dedicated to Graduate Enrollment Management. Katie-Ann received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Performing Arts Minor from Simmons College in 2010, and her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, from Boston University School of Education in 2014. Katie-Ann has been a member of NEGAP since 2011.

Treasurer, Executive officer


Paul Cincotta Jr.

Bridgewater State University

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.

Secretary, Executive officer


Caela Provost

University College Cork

Caela is currently serving as the North American Representative for University College Cork in Ireland. A graduate of the College of Limerick in Ireland, Caela uses her own experience to recruit American students across the U.S. to study abroad in Ireland for graduate degrees.  She has an extensive writing background and lends her talents to the NAGAP Publications Committee and plays an integral role in the Association’s Perspectives magazine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Marist College in 2010 and her master’s degree in English Language and Literature at Limerick in 2012. 




Brett DiMarzo

Simmons University, School of Nursing and Health Sciences


Brett is currently the Director of Admission for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Simmons College. He has been working in higher education for over 13 years, with experience in both financial aid and admissions at the graduate level. He has been a member of NAGAP since 2006 and been a member of the Executive Board for NEGAP since 2014.



Jillian Gomolka

Boston College

Jill currently works in the Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment Department at Boston College, managing various operations within enrollment management, student advisement, and alumni relations.  She received her bachelor's degree in Policy Studies and History from Syracuse University, and is finishing up her master's degree in Educational Research Methodology at Boston College. 



Becca Melnick

Yale School of Public Health 

 Becca Melnick currently works as the Assistant Director of Admissions at the Yale School of Public Health. She has been at Yale for 6 year working in both admissions and graduate student services. Becca earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Music Industry from James Madison University and her Master of Education in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Salem State University. 

Current Committees

Marketing and Recruitment Committee 

Andy Crawford, Bentley University

Jillian Gomolka (Chair), Boston College 

Denise Joseph, Boston University
 Lauren Deanna Putnam, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Professional Development Committee

Jenna Greer, Simmons University

Becca Melnick (Chair), Yale School of Public Health

Alyssa Orlando, Bentley University

Christopher Tripp, University of New England