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Office of Financial Aid Staff

 Susan RomanoSusan Romano, Director, MPA

Susan has had over 24 years of higher education experience.  Helping students achieve their dreams brings happiness to Susan in her role at Geneseo.

If she were an animal, Susan would be a dog.

Primary Responsibilities: Office Operations, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Customer Service, Compliance


 Christopher JadlosChristopher Jadlos, Assistant Director, MS.Ed

Chris has been in working in higher education for 31 years, with 15 at Geneseo! His favorite part of working in financial aid is helping students work through the process of applying for and managing their aid.

If he were an animal, Chris would be a dolphin.

Primary Responsibilities: System Operations, Pell Grant, Excelsior Scholarship, Foundation/ Institutional Scholarship Liason, and TEACH Grant program oversight


 Megan KennerknechtMegan Kennerknecht, Assistant Director, MS

Megan has been working in higher education for 15 years. Being happy at Geneseo is easy with the most gracious, motivated and friendly group of colleagues & students in one place.

If she were an animal, Megan would be a bear.

Primary Responsibilities: Loan programs oversight, Study Abroad liaison, Summer aid administration, Enrollment Management liaison, website & social media coordinator


 Jonathon HeiningerJonathon Heininger, Senior Financial Aid Counselor, MBA

Jon has been working in higher education for 18 years. As an alumni, Geneseo's campus and the town feel like home. Jon enjoys being part of a staff and with students who are polite, sincere and gracious.... truly Geneseo traits.

If he were an animal, Jon would be an eagle.

Primary Responsibilities: Federal Work-study program oversight, Special Conditions Reviews, FAFSA/ISIR reviewer


Maribel MaldonadoMaribel Maldonado, Financial Aid Counselor, MS

Maribel has been working in higher education for 15 years. Her passion is helping students process their applications to receive the aid necessary to complete their degree. Advocating for single moms to finish their education and help their families succeed has been a highlight of her professional career. 

If she were an animal, Maribel would be a lioness.

Primary Responsibilities: FAFSA/ISIR verification reviewer, general processing counselor, and loan assistance

 Samantha PhillipsSamantha Phillips, Secretary I

Samantha has been working at Geneseo to 5 years and enjoys interacting with students/families.

If she were an animal, Samantha would be a butterfly.

Primary Responsibilities: Customer Service, SAP Appeal support, Travel coordinator, General Office Administration


Heather PhillipsHeather Phillips, Office Assistant II

Heather has been working in higher education for 18 years. She admires the beautiful and comfortable campus environment that Geneseo offers.

If she were an animal, Heather would be a fox.

Primary Responsibilities: Customer Service, Application and File/Data Load support, General Office Administration