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The National CCAA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves to further the mission of the National CCAA, promoting the value of Catholic higher education and serving students, parents and counselors. In addition to the executive director of the National CCAA, the Board is comprised of admission and enrollment leaders from member institutions and secondary school counselors from Catholic high schools.

Executive Board 2019-20


Tracy Manier, Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Admission, St. Edward's University (Austin, TX)


Eva Blanco Masias, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)


Jean Marie Gilman Cox, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admission, Saint Louis University (Saint Louis, MO)


Eric Nichols, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)


Karen Backes, Dean of Admission, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (Collegeville, MN)

Executive Director

Joyce Masek, The National CCAA (New Albany, OH)

Regional Coordinators 2019-20

*See below for states in each region

Mid-Atlantic I

Elizabeth Sullivan, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing, Saint Peter's University (Jersey City, NJ)

Mid-Atlantic II

James Dewey-Rosenfeld, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)

Midwest I

Brian Troyer, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). Term will begin in January 2020.

Midwest II

Mona Bowe, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN). Term will begin in January 2020. 

New England

Joe Dacey, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Stonehill College (Easton, MA). Term will begin in January 2020. 


Ryan Konkright, Director of Undergraduate Admission, St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)


Dean Kilgour, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment, Mount Saint Mary's University (Los Angeles, CA)



Secondary School Coordinators 2019-20

Leigh Jackson, College Counselor, Assumption High School (Louisville, KY)

Norma Gutierrez, Director of College Counseling, Saint Thomas Academy (Mendota Heights, MN)

Megan Diefenbach, College Counselor, Holy Names Academy (Seattle, WA)  Term will begin in January 2020. 

*States within regions:

Mid-Atlantic I: NJ, NY

Mid-Atlantic II: DC, DE, MD, PA

Midwest I: IA, KS, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI

Midwest II: IL, IN, MI, MO, OH, WV

New England: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

South: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, PR, SC, TN, TX, VA
, VI

West: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY