The College Money Matters Team

Board of Directors


Nancy Goodman

Founder and Executive Director of College Money Matters

Nancy Goodman is the founder and executive director of College Money Matters. She retired from Citibank after 31 years as a Vice President in a variety of divisions. While mentoring some high school students, she became aware of, and infuriated by, the complexity of the college financing process. She started College Money Matters to provide clear and unbiased information to high school students and their parents.

Rodd D. Berro

Co-President and Owner of Pegasus Asset Management, Inc.

Rodd D. Berro is co-President and owner of Pegasus Asset Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory Firm (RIA) based in Montebello, NY. He has been with Pegasus for over 30 years, and has held the designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) since 1995. Rodd is active in a number of non-profit organizations.

Sharon E. Des Jarlais

Financial Analyst and Consultant

Sharon E. Des Jarlais retired from American Express (AMEX) after serving for almost 20 years as a vice president in various capacities including accounting, reporting, financial systems, policies and procedures, internal control and compliance, and management of AMEX’s ATM business. She has a strong background in financial consulting/analysis, management, and process improvement based on 30+ years of CPA and financial management experience.

Lois Ingram

Founder and managing partner of Ingram Boccellari & Company

Lois Ingram is founder and managing partner of Ingram Boccellari & Company, a consulting firm that advises organizational leaders as they make such key transitions as repositionings, market expansions, mergers, brand evolutions, and reputational crises. The firm’s clients have included Fortune 100 companies as well as non-profits.

Karen Carlson

Vice President of Education and Digital Marketing for the InCharge Education Foundation

Karen Carlson is the Vice President of Education and Digital Marketing for the InCharge Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving America’s debt distressed. Karen enjoys combining her passion for financial literacy with a background in storytelling from her days as an Emmy Award-winning television producer for the Discovery Channel. The intersection of technology and financial behavior is where Karen is most excited about the future of her field. Carlson’s financial advice have been referenced by Time Magazine, and others.

Advisory Committee


Hilda Ramirez

Software Analyst at Prometheus Research

Hilda Ramirez is a Software Analyst at Prometheus Research, an IQVIA business. She performs business and data analysis on health science data. Previously, she worked at a benefits consulting firm for 20 years. Born and raised in New York City to parents from the Dominican Republic, she is a first-generation college graduate that attended Columbia University for her Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Music, as well as for a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Sciences. She has two daughters that are in middle school.

Marcia Burkett

Financial aid advisor

Marcia Burkett recently retired from her position as the financial aid advisor at Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck, NY.  She has worked collaboratively with school counselors and families to understand the financial aid process for college and its impact on students, and has volunteered with college access programs such as College Summit and has served as guest speaker for area high schools on College Financial Aid.  Previously, she worked in college admissions and in Human Resources for Conde Nast Publications.

Stacey Sarris 

User Experience Advisor

Stacey Sarris has been working in UX (User Experience and Interface) since 2007 and has done consulting, college teaching and has corporate experience in UX. She recently completed her Doctor of Science in Information and Interaction Design.

Natasha Anderson-Bryant

Natasha Anderson-Bryant is a social work case manager with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit and public education sectors. She has held a variety of roles such as special education teacher, program manager, HR generalist, CFO, COO and Vice President. Natasha is passionate about creating organizational cultures so that individuals can work and thrive in them--along with their clients.

Nancy Goodman. She started College Money Matters to provide clear and unbiased information to high school students and their parents.