​BOARD OF DIRECTORS


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W. MATTHEW BEMIS

ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

JUNE 30, 2021


Matt Bemis is the Associate Registrar at the University of Southern California (USC) and is responsible for the Degree Progress Department operations.  In this role, Matt serves as the Administrator over Degree Audit and Transfer Credit applications, serves as USC’s NCAA continuing eligibility certification officer and manages Curriculum Services. 

Matt is also the Project Lead for the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) initiative at USC (transcript processing) and recently served as the Chair for the AACRAO Standardization of Postsecondary Education Electronic Data Exchange (SPEEDE) Committee.  Matt has served as the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO) Program Committee Chair, serves on the PESC Board of Directors, is Co-Chair for the PESC Education Record User Group (ERUG), and is Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member of PESC’s Global Education Organization (GEO) Code. 



KRISTI BLABAUM, Treasurer

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION ANALYST, ASCENDIUM EDUCATION

REPRESENTING NASLA

JUNE 30, 2021


Kristi brings over 27 years of financial aid experience to her current position as a Systems Integration Analyst at Ascendium Education Solutions (formerly Great Lakes Higher Education).  For over two decades she has been a leader in many industry initiatives such as CommonLine processing, development of Common Record: CommonLine (CRC), and guiding it through the process to become a PESC Approved Standard.


Kristi has been a PESC Board member since 2011 and has been serving on the Standards Development Forum’s Steering Committee since 2009.  She has been an active member on the Change Control Board (CCB) for 14 years and has been the Chair for the last 11 years.  Through these leadership positions, in collaboration with the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) and as CCB Chair, Kristi is a positive influence and champion of PESC initiatives.  She ensures public collaboration, feedback and guidance to every PESC development workgroup and to external organizations and initiatives looking to analyze, compare and map PESC Approved Standards with new and/or existing data sets, ensuring uniform decision-making and consistent design methodology.


Previously she served as the Co-Chair of the Development Workgroup within PESC leading the creation and publication of the Student Loan Portfolio Detail Report – now a PESC Approved Standard and is involved in the ongoing Student Aid User Group.  For 8 years, Kristi held the position of Co-Chair of the Origination Standards Advisory Team (OSAT) within NCHELP’s Electronic Standards Committee (ESC) setting the data exchange standards for the Student Loan Industry.



DOUG FALK, Immediate Past Chair
VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE
​JUNE 30, 2022


Doug Falk has served in technology leadership positions for 17 years at the National Student Clearinghouse, where he is currently Vice President and Chief Information Officer.  As CIO, Doug provides vision and leadership for information technology initiatives that align with business goals to improve client responsiveness, quality, security and compliance, and cost effectiveness.  He is responsible for providing leadership across multiple areas, including development, implementation and governance of information systems, enterprise architecture, information security, and technology infrastructure. 

Prior to being named CIO, Doug was the Clearinghouse's long-time Vice President of Information Technology and CTO. He was instrumental in developing the Clearinghouse's Web-based application services and its data management capabilities.  Doug has been a member of the PESC Board since July 2002, and is currently serving as Board Chair.



JAMES KELLY, Chair

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS

​JUNE 30, 2021




DAVID K. MOLDOFF, Secretary
CEO & FOUNDER, ACADEMYONE
​JUNE 30, 2021


David K. Moldoff, Founder and CEO of AcademyOne, Inc., is a visionary in higher education responsible for AcademyOne’s overall strategy with specific emphasis on the technology infrastructure, integration of applications and services as well as exploiting his vast industry network with regards to sales, strategic partnerships, associations, etc.  David is a successful entrepreneur with over 34 years of experience in launching and managing new companies and new products in technology for higher education.


Before forming AcademyOne in 2005, David was SVP of Solutions Architecture and Infrastructure for SCT, which he was instrumental in selling to SunGard in 2004.  Within PESC, David currently serves as Co-Chair of the EdExchange User Group, on the Steering Committee of PESC GEO Code User Group and active in the Academic Credentialing and Experiential Learning Task Force.  David serves as PESC Board Liaison to the Rome Student Systems and Standards Group (RS3G) – now converged with the Groningen Declaration Network, served as Co-Chair of the EdUnify Task Force, and was instrumental in the formation of the Common Identity and Trust (CommIT) Collaborative initiated by PESC’s Electronic Authentication/Authorization (EA2) Task Force which partnered with Internet2.



MIKE REILLY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AACRAO

JUNE 30, 2021


​Mike Reilly serves as the Executive Director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), a position he has held since June 2012.  Prior to coming to AACRAO he served as the Executive Director for the Council of Presidents, an association of the six public baccalaureate degree granting institutions in the state of Washington.


Mike has 25 years of experience in university administration, admissions and enrollment management, including having been the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at both Central Washington University and Humboldt State University. He recently served on the American Council on Education Board of Directors and is currently on the Groningen Declaration Network Board of Directors as Vice Chair, on the American Council on Education’s Commission on Education Attainment and Innovation, and the College Board’s Access and Diversity Collaborative Advisory Council. He is a frequent writer and speaker on public policy matters impacting higher education.



MICHAEL SESSA
PRESIDENT & CEO, PESC

Michael serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the PESC Board of Directors, a position he's held since 2002. At PESC Michael manages PESC’s membership, finances, events, marketing and website, strategic planning and PESC’s fifteen committees and groups. He began his career in 1990 at a local branch of The Boston Five Cents Savings Bank in student loans and consumer lending & compliance and has dedicated his efforts to standardization and interoperability ever since. As evangelist at PESC, Michael speaks regularly at conferences and events throughout the USA, Canada and around the world. Michael first served on the PESC Board of Directors from 1999-2002, representing American Student Assistance (ASA) and the National Association of Student Loan Administrators (NASLA), before coming on board in 2002. 

Prior to PESC, Michael worked 10 years at American Student Assistance (Massachusetts Higher Education Assistance Corporation) as Director of Program Relations and Planning managing industry and government affairs and strategic technological initiatives.  Michael is a 1989 graduate of Dartmouth College and was born and raised in Revere, Massachusetts, just north of Boston.  He currently resides in Washington DC where PESC is headquartered.



MONTEREY SIMS

DIRECTOR, ADMISSIONS AND EVALUATION, DOCUMENT PROCESSING, UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

JUNE 30, 2020


Monterey Sims is the Director of Admissions and Evaluation at the University of Phoenix; and currently serves on the PESC EdExchange Steering Committee and Chair of the PESC Seal of Approval Board. She has worked at the University for 27 years enabling her to connect with technology challenges, ideas, and solutions daily. Monterey is directly responsible for the Office of Admissions Document Processing division which includes overseeing centralized document services for Admissions, Records, Internal Veterans Affairs, and Financial Services. She strongly believes in root cause analysis, continuous relentless improvement and collaboration. She spearheaded the implementation of electronic data exchange at the University over a decade ago and continues to enhance related processes and partnerships through her work in PESC and AACRAO.


Monterey also served on the PACRAO 2019 Annual Meeting Committee; was selected as Business Partner Liaison on the PACRAO Board of Directors 2020-2021; serves on the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee and AACRAO’s Nominations and Elections Committee; serves on the eTrans California Steering Committee; serves on the Go Army Ed Modernization Advisory Committee; and is a National Student Clearinghouse ETX Portal Pilot. Monterey is married with three grown girls as well at the two most loving English Bulldogs (also girls). 



RICK SKEEL

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, ELLUCIAN

JUNE 30, 2022


Rick has been a long time member of PESC as a member of the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee, as a member of Kuali, and was on the Committee that formed the foundation for what became PESC.  He has worked with national and community standards groups for more than 20 years through his work on SPEEDE.  He was a member of the PESC Board since July 2005, for more than 9 years and had to step down from his position on the Board for one year because of a change in employment. 

Rick worked at the University of Oklahoma for more than 38 years and retired from that institution at the end of October, 2012.  He worked for the Kuali Foundation for two years and is now working for Ellucian.  Rick is very interested in returning to the PESC Board to continue the work he has been involved in for so many years, and believes his past experience as well as his new position give him a breadth of experience that is very valuable to the organization.



ANNE VALENTINE

PRESIDENT & CEO, DEGREEDATA

JUNE 30, 2022


Anne Valentine has been working in the higher education sector for over twenty years.  She began her career by founding SmartCatalog, a software company which manage academic content for colleges.  Currently, Anne is the founder and CEO of DegreeData; a national repository of college curriculum.  DegreeData provides specific information about programs and requirements from official curriculum documents exclusively.  DegreeData's mission is to deliver highly-detailed credential information to colleges, individuals and employers. 



FRANCISCO VALINES

DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

JUNE 30, 2022


Francisco has been involved in Student Financial Aid Administration for over 30 years at various large public Universities including the University of Florida, Texas Tech University, Washington State University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The University of Maryland, College Park, and Florida International University.  He is in his tenth year as the Director of Financial Aid at Florida International University, a public research University with 54,000 students, a Law School and a Medical School. FIU is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and qualifies for the Title III and Title V exemptions for Title IV Aid matching requirements based on the size and ratio of its Pell Grant recipients. 

Prior to coming to FIU, Francisco was the Associate Director of Financial Aid at the University of Maryland, College Park for 15 years.  Francisco is currently serving on the PESC Board, and is the Federal Legislative Relations Chair for the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA). He was also the 2013-2014 Chair of the NASFAA Technology Initiatives Committee.  He has served on many NASFAA committees including the Reauthorization Task Force, Technology, Need Analysis, and College Access. He has presented at State, Regional, and National Conferences in such diverse areas as Technology in the Aid Office, Using Diversity in packaging financial aid, Gramm-Leach-Bliley as it applies to financial aid, Hot topics for Grad and Professional Financial Aid, Disaster Preparedness, BBAY Loans, and many others.  Francisco has served on the PESC Board since July 2006.



JASON WEAVER, Vice Chair

HEAD OF PRODUCT, PARCHMENT

JUNE 30, 2022


Jason Weaver joined Parchment in 2010 and currently leads the product and design teams in his role of Senior Director of Product Management. In his work, Jason brings extensive practical data expertise from across large scale digital credential initiatives, and has served as a partner and consultant on a myriad of projects with state agencies to implement data exchanges at scale, including Indiana, Montana, and West Virginia. Jason is responsible for Parchment’s product strategy, roadmap, solution design, partnerships, and standards compliance. Jason has served as the volunteer co-chair of PESC’s Education Records User Group from 2014-2018. Jason holds a B.S. in Information Science and Technology from Penn State, and currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska. 



VIVIAN W. WONG

GROUP VICE PRESIDENT, HIGHER EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT, ORACLE

JUNE 30, 2022 


Vivian W. Wong is a dynamic, outcome driven, and accomplished executive who brings a wealth of experience and talent in developing world-class software in leading global engineering teams. She is an excellent collaborator and communicator with strong leadership skills, with over 20 years’ experience building on-premise, SaaS, and mobile products for PeopleSoft, Oracle, Taleo, ServiceMax, and TargetX.

As Group Vice President of Oracle Higher Education, Vivian currently leads the product development team at Oracle for higher education. Under her direction this team is building a next generation student information system - Student Cloud - which through its groundbreaking approach to empowering institutions and students globally will disrupt the industry.

Vivian is strategic, results-oriented and highly focused on customers’ success. An expert at building, transforming and leading high-caliber teams, Vivian is talented at fostering an empowering, fun and collaborative environment to unleash the full potential of an organization. Vivian is a strong customer advocate; she ensures quality, usability, performance and scalability are always designed and built into the solutions she delivers. 


Vivian is passionate about making the world a better place. For team bonding, she leads her teams to practice philanthropy. Among other personal and professional endeavors, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for IMS Global.





















PESC is pleased to welcome

new Members of the Board of Directors:



Monterey Sims

Director, Admissions and Evaluation

Document Processing

University of Phoenix

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Anne Valentine

President & CEO

​DegreeData

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FY 2021


W. MATTHEW BEMIS

Associate Registrar

University of Southern California

June 30, 2021


KRISTI BLABAUM

Treasurer

Systems Integration Analyst

Ascendium Education

representing NASLA
June 30, 2021


DOUG FALK

Immediate Past Chair

CIO & Vice President

National Student Clearinghouse

June 30, 2022

JAMES KELLY

Chair

Educational Credential Evaluators
June 30, 2021


DAVID MOLDOFF

Secretary

​CEO & Founder

AcademyOne

​June 30, 2021


MIKE REILLY

Executive Director

AACRAO

June 30, 2021


MICHAEL SESSA

President & CEO

PESC


MONTEREY SIMS

Director, Admissions and Evaluation

Document Processing

University of Phoenix

June 30, 2022


RICK SKEEL

Director of Product Management

Ellucian
June 30, 2022


ANNE VALENTINE

President & CEO

DegreeData

June 30, 2022

FRANCISCO VALINES

Director of Financial Aid

Florida International University
June 30, 2022


JASON WEAVER

Vice Chair

Head of Product

Parchment

June 30, 2022


VIVIAN WONG

Group Vice President

Higher Education Development

Oracle

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