Meet the Staff

Rachel Trant, Assistant Vice President-Finance & Business Services

B.S.B.A-Finance: Northeastern University, A.S.-Accounting: Northeastern University, Institute of educational Leadership: Fellow-Educational Policy & Leadership Program

Phone Number: 508-626-4523
email: rtrant@framingham.edu

Hometown: Webster, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

  • "I'm a music lover, I like it all from Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa to classic rock like the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith!"
  • "I love a good adventure and getting to know new places."
  • "Put me next to the water and no matter what: life is good!"

Catherine Quan, Director - Budget and Treasury Services

B.S. – Finance and IT, Bentley College

Phone Number: 508-626-4908
email: cquan@framingham.edu

Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Manages the University’s Budgets including Capital Funds and Grants.
  • Administer Treasury Services including long-term debt
  • Oversee Accounts Payable function

Natasha Bizanos-Ashe, Director: Procurement and Contracts

University of Mass, Amherst, Bachelor of Arts, 1989; Western New England College School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1992

Phone Number: 508-626-4560
email: nbizanosashe@framingham.edu

Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), & Certified Association of Inspector General (AIG) Investigator.

Areas of Responsibility:

• Oversees Procurement Function
• Approves Requisitions
• Manages Contracts
• Manages Insurance Policies
• Provides Banner Approver Training

Sherrie Buckley, Staff Assistant: Financial Services

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Phone Number: 508-626-4531
email: sprairie@framingham.edu

Hometown: Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me: 

"I am a huge traveler and have traveled to many parts of the word, I was also an entrepreneur with a small part-time travel business."

Areas of Responsibility:

• Student Financial Aid Accounting
• Federal Student Aid GAPS Accounting
• Federal Perkins UAS Accounting
• State Payroll, Interest, Fringe & Tax Treasury Accounting
• State/Trust CR Revenue requirements
• FISAP Reporting
• State AR Reporting

Tammy Till, Manager – Financial Controls

B.S. Accounting: Nichols College, A.S. Business Administration: Southern Vermont College, Certified Internal Auditor-(CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner-(CFE), Certified in Risk Management Assurance, (CRMA)

Phone Number: 508-626-4975
email: ttill@framingham.edu

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island

Areas of Responsibility:

Oversight of Framingham State University’s business operations and activities including the development and review of internal control documentation and the testing of the effectiveness of various fiscal controls in order to assess the University’s compliance with various fiscal regulations and requirements. 

Also, a resource to departments and to the Internal Compliance, Audit & Risk (CAR) Committee and the Board of Trustees CAR Committee. 

Randall Roy, Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting

B.S. University of Maine

Phone Number: 508-626-4758
email: rroy2@framingham.edu

Home town: Worcester MA

Something you may not know about me:

I have been a musician for many years. I have worked with many bands and created a CD.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Oversee accounting Functions
  • Coordinates audits
  • Oversee the reconciliation process and analytics

Rhonda Spindel, Revenue Accountant

MBA - Bentley University, BA Economics – Framingham State University, AS Business Administration - Dean College

Phone Number: 508-626-4518
email: rspindel1@framingham.edu

Home Town: Milford, MA

Something You May Not Know About Me: "I am a proud Mom, and Grandmom!”
Love those Patriots!

Areas of Responsibility:

• Revenue Receipt and Deposits
• All University Returned Payments
• Petty Cash Requests Replenishment
• Banner Payment Sessions Review & Finalization

Shawn Aldrich, Accountant I

B.S. in Finance from Framingham State University

Phone Number: 508-626-4026
email: saldrich1@framingham.edu

Hometown: Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

Something You May Not Know About Me:

“I’m a USAF veteran and FSU alumni. I enjoy spending time with my kids and family, and also playing golf and basketball in my free time.”

Kristin Aker, Accountant 1

A.S. Retail Management, Mass. Bay Comm. College

Phone Number: 508-626-4525
email: kaker@framingham.edu

Hometown: Southboro, MA

Something you don’t know about me:

I grew up in Framingham and live in Southboro with my husband, son, and daughter.

 

I am an advisor for The Int’l Order of the Rainbow for Girls and The Order of DeMolay (both Masonic Youth Organizations) and do a lot with the Masons/Shriners. 

 

My hobbies include scrapbooking, photography, some sewing/crafts, listening to music, especially Jimmy Buffet.  I love being near the water and I am die-hard Patriots fan.

 

Area of Responsibility:  Petty Cash Audits & Reconciliations, Bank Reconciliations, Vendor Stop Payments, Commission Accounts

Maura McKie, Accountant II: AP, Budget & Treasury

MS Accounting: Bentley , BS Business Administration: Framingham State

Phone Number: 508-626-4520
email: mmckie@framingham.edu

Hometown: Northborough, MA

Something You May Not Know About Me:

Prior to returning to college, I was a licensed cosmetologist. 

 

Areas of Responsibility:

Oversee Accountants I: Accounts Payable

Process vendor payments, student refunds and admissions refunds

Complete budget changes and transfers

Initiate the transfer funds between University bank accounts

Review and process employee reimbursement requests

Approve Banner Access forms for budget

Reconcile University investment accounts

Kristie Hurley, Accountant I: Accounts Payable

Middlesex Community College, Northeastern University, University of Phoenix

Phone Number: 508-626-4579
email: khurley3@framingham.edu

Hometown: Waltham, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

"Prior to coming to FSU I studied Cosmetology and Criminology, I love spending time with my niece, nephew, friends, and family and serve as a caregiver for my parents. When I have the time, I love to travel, preferably to Tennessee." 

Kristie Hurley also serves as a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Areas of Responsibility:

• Accounts Payable Processing

Margarita Philbrick, Accountant I: Accounts Payable

Degree in Touristic Administration, Collegio Veracruz, Guadalajara, Mexico

Phone Number: 508-626-4532
email: mfonsecaphilbrick@framingham.edu

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico and Ashland, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

"I love spending time with my two daughters and my granddaughter. I like to listen to various kinds of music, such as Mariachi, country, and the oldies. In my spare time I also enjoy swimming, water skiing, reading, traveling, and going camping."

Areas of Responsibility:

• Accounts Payable Processing

Lucy Prespolis, Buyer II

A.S.:Aquinas College of Newton

Phone Number: 508-626-4533
email: lprespolis@framingham.edu

Hometown: Watertown, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

"I love music, Broadway, travel and reading. I have a bucket list of celebrities I want to meet and places I want to see and have been working on checking them off!"

Areas of Responsibility:

• Processes Purchase Orders
• Special Projects/Assignments
• Assists with Change Orders
• Provides Banner Requisitioner Training

Marina Pereira

Student Intern

Phone Number: 508-626-5845
email: mpereira8@student.framingham.edu

Something You May Not Know About Me:

"I was born in Brazil and am fluent in Portuguese and English"

William Soldi

Student Intern

Phone Number: 508-626-5845
email: wsoldi@student.framingham.edu

Something you may not know about me:

"I've traveled to Europe a lot!"