Meet the Staff

Rachel Trant, Associate 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! love a good adventure and getting to know new places. Put me next to the water and no matter what: life is good!

Collette Blais, Director of Budget & Treasury Services

BS, Framingham State University

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

Areas of Responsibility:

• Budget Development, Management and Maintenance
• AP Oversight
• Grants and Programs Oversight
• Debt Service
• Investment Reconciliation
• Treasury Services

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 Inspector General Investigator (CIGI); Association of Inspectors Generals.

Areas of Responsibility:

• Oversees Procurement Function
• Drafts Requests for Proposals
• Approves Requisitions
• Reviews, Drafts and Negotiates 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

Randall Roy, Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting

B.S. University of Maine

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

Hometown: 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

Erica Henault, Staff Associate: General Accounting

Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.), Nichols College, Dudley, MA; Bachelor’s in Science Business Administration (B.S.B.A.), Nichols College, Dudley, MA; Associate’s in Science Business Administration Transfer (A.S.B.A.), QCC

Phone Number: 508-626-4519
email: ehenault@framingham.edu

Something you may not know about me:

like to travel domestically and internationally. am lucky to have a lot of family all around the U.S., they always encourage a visit. The Cape has a special place in my heart with my family and friends. love deep sea fishing out of Narragansett, Cape Cod and Salisbury, I try to get out a handful of times in the season!

Areas of responsibility:

• Liaison between General Accounting and Student Accounts G/L interface
• Oversee General Accounting staff day to day functions

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

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 May Not 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.

 Areas of Responsibility:

• Petty Cash Audits & Reconciliations
• Bank Reconciliations
• Vendor Stop Payments
• Commission Accounts

Maura McKie, Accountant III: 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 & admissions refunds
• Complete budget changes and transfers
• Initiate the transfer funds between University bank accounts
• Approve Banner Access forms for budget
• Reconcile University investment accounts
• Oversee grant accounting activities

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.

Areas of Responsibility:

• Accounts Payable Processing

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

Deborah McNabb, Accountant I: Accounts Payable

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Phone Number: 508-626-4532
email: dmcnabb1@framingham.edu

Hometown: Hudson, Massachusetts since 2009

Something You May Not Know About Me:

I'm a Jersey Gal and a proud mom of two terrific men. I love spending time with my grandkids (a set of twins (McTwins) and a teen. I love country music thanks to my late husband. 

Areas of Responsibility:

• Accounts Payable Processing

Shayna Charlton, Accountant I: Accounts Payable

B.A. in History from Framingham State University; Paralegal Certificate from the Center for Legal Studies

Phone Number: 508-626-4521
email: scharlton@framingham.edu

Hometown: North Grafton, Massachusetts

Something You May Not Know About Me:

I alternate my time between my apartment in Framingham and my family's home in North Grafton.

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

Ann Martin, Staff Associate – Procurement & Capital Projects Planning

MBA: Fitchburg State University, BS Liberal Science: Assumption College, AS Business Administration, Fisher Jr College

Phone Number: 508-626-4933
email: amartin16@framingham.edu

Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO)

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Primary procurement contact for the Facilities & Capital Planning departments for Chapters 149 or 30, Construction Contracts & repair bids & contracts, RFPs, bids or quotes >$10K.
  • Prepare bids / RFPs. Assist in vendor negotiations & contact before, during & after bid; resolve issues.
  • Oversight, reconciliation, & reporting for all capital projects, construction in progress, & capital grants & or ISAs. Provide accounting, budgeting, & financial analysis support for same.
  • Assist/backup to the Director of Procurement & Contracts Management

Maame Esi Afedzie

Student Intern

Phone Number: 508-626-4522
email: mafedzie@student.framingham.edu

Business Office Intern

Kevin Durant

Student Intern

Phone Number: 508-626-4522
email: kdurant1@student.framingham.edu

Business Office Intern