Meet our Staff

Amanda Galban

Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid

Amanda began her career in financial aid at MCPHS University, in the summer of 2009 and served the MCP community for four years. During that time she expanded her knowledge of all things financial aid. Since joining Simmons in November 2013, she has worked as liaison to various offices around campus and currently manages compliance with federal regulations. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese from Bates College in Maine and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Simmons. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys pottery, gaming, and driving her 5-speed Mazda2 through the scenic northeast.

Stephen Pusateri

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Steve started his financial aid career at South University as a Finance Counselor in 2010. After three years, he transitioned into the role of Compliance Specialist overseeing student-facing employees in admissions, financial aid, and academics for South and its two online sister schools. He relocated to Boston and began working with Simmons College at the end of 2016. He graduated magna cum laude from The University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and is currently working on his MFA in the Children's Literature Program here at Simmons. Outside of work, Steve enjoys reading, writing, watching Studio Ghibli movies, hiking, and listening to rocksteady music.

Sarah McCord

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Sarah worked at the University of Washington, Seattle and Boston University prior to coming to Simmons in March 2017. Her previous positions allowed her to gain experience in various aspects of financial aid and to work with different student populations. A native of Massachusetts, Sarah earned both her bachelor's degree in American Studies and her master's degree in Higher Education Administration from BU. For leisure activities, Sarah enjoys planning her next adventure, savoring Boston's great restaurant scene, reading, exploring the outdoors, and hanging out with family, friends, and her cat.