NEGAP is the official New England chapter of NAGAP, The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management. Established in 2011, the chapter seeks to provide members in the six states that it represents a local resource for professional development, networking, and knowledge sharing related to graduate enrollment management.

The chapter seeks to offer an annual professional development meeting and conference in November and a meeting to coincide with the NAGAP Annual Conference in April. The chapter may offer additional regional meetings to offer its members opportunities to discuss current practices and develop new skills both personally and professionally.

Executive Board


Brett DiMarzo
Simmons University, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Brett is currently the Director of Admission for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Simmons College. He has been working in higher education for over 13 years, with experience in both financial aid and admissions at the graduate level. He has been a member of NAGAP since 2006 and been a member of the Executive Board for NEGAP since 2014.

Vice President

Jamie Grenon
Boston College, Lynch School of Education


Jamie Grenon is the Associate Dean for Graduate Admission and Financial Aid in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Prior to this role, Jamie held positions in admissions, marketing, and administration at Berklee College of Music, Roger Williams University and Bridgewater State University. He formerly taught music and science at the middle school and high school levels in New Bedford, Massachusetts and the in Bronx, and currently teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses in marketing, advertising, and strategic communication at Boston College and Bridgewater State University. Jamie was NEGAP Treasurer from 2013-2015 before becoming Vice President.


Paul Cincotta Jr.
Bridgwater State University


Paul Cincotta is currently serving as the Director of Graduate Admissions at Bridgewater State University, a public university of about 11,000 students located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  As Director, Paul oversees the admissions process and enrollment for over 60 graduate degree and licensure programs.  Prior to his appointment as Director, he served as the Associate Director of Marketing & Recruitment.  Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Fairfield University in 2004 and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Providence College in 2007. 


Katie-Ann Mason
Bridgewater State University


Katie-Ann Mason is currently serving as the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions at Bridgewater State University. As Associate Director Katie-Ann manages and executes projects and initiatives that help to remove barriers to application for prospective students and improve the efficiency and ease of daily processing of applications, for staff. Prior to her appointment as Associate Director for Bridgewater State University, Katie-Ann worked as the Admissions Officer (Recruiter) for Boston University School of Social Work. She has worked in Admissions for 7 years, with 6 of those years dedicated to Graduate Enrollment Management. Katie-Ann received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Performing Arts Minor from Simmons College in 2010, and her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, from Boston University School of Education in 2014. Katie-Ann has been a member of NEGAP since 2011.

Ariana Balayan

Immediate Past President

Ariana Balayan
Suffolk University

Ariana has served NEGAP as past President and Vice President before her current role as Immediate Past President. She is Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment at Suffolk University and has a Doctorate of Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Ariana sits on NAGAP’s Professional Development Committee, has presented at national and regional conferences, and is published in the Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly and The Journal of College Student Retention, Research, Theory & Practice.