Massachusetts Financial Educators Council: About, Mission, Advisory Board

The Massachusetts Financial Educators Council℠ is committed to helping people across the Commonwealth gain access to financial education programming that helps them work toward financial wellness. To this end, we provide complimentary resources, advocacy campaigns, and local personal support to build scalable financial wellness initiatives.

The mission of the Massachusetts Financial Educators Council℠ is to build sustainable, scalable economic empowerment programs that have a real impact on people’s lives at the community level.

State Chapter Details & Affiliation with National Council

The Massachusetts Financial Educators Council℠ is a chapter of the National Financial Educators Council®. The National chapter is well-qualified to support our initiatives here across the state of Massachusetts. They bring:


As an IACET Accredited Provider, the NFEC offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

Social Impact

As a Certified B Corporation, the NFEC meets the highest standards for socially responsible commerce, using the power of business to build more sustainable economies.


The NFEC set industry standards for the financial education industry and materials are developed with the highest educational outcomes in mind.

NFEC Financial Literacy Standard Alignment Verified

Advisory Board

The Massachusetts Financial Educators Council Advisory Board members come from diverse backgrounds, yet share one similar goal – to help push the financial wellness movement forward. Board members serve in a variety of roles to support the Leadership Team to develop leading educational resources, expand our business, and create positive social change.

Ellis Cropper, Founding Member, Massachusetts Financial Educators Council

Ellis Cropper

Financial Professional, New York Life Insurance, ChFC®, CLTC®, Major, U.S. Army, Retired

Andrew Lendnal

Andrew Lendnal

Financial Wellness Expert, Banking and Financial Services Executive, Bestselling Author and Speaker

Elizabeth Clark

Elizabeth Clark

Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Harvard Business School (HBS)

Mahendra Pattni

Mahendra Pattni

Head of Finance at Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

Mary Ellen Normen

Mary Ellen Normen

Administrator for Business and Finance, Lincoln Public Schools

Jacqueline Collins, MFEC Advisory Board Member

Jacqueline Collins

2021 National Business Teacher of the Year