Meet Our Team

Paul Celuch


After 30 plus years of executive experience with IBM, Burroughs, MCI and various telecommunications companies, Paul saw the burden families were under when trying to send their kids to college. He saw mounting student debt and students unhappy with their degrees. He founded College Assistance Plus to help families with the financial burden and the emotional aspect of this immense purchase. Paul is fulfilled when he gets to assist families in getting additional financial aid to the tune of tens of millions of dollars over the last years.

Doreen Welsted

Doreen Welsted

Senior College Consultant

Doreen brings more than 17 years of customer service and sales support to CAP. In addition, her educational certifications, business knowledge and customer relationship skills help her provide compassionate guidance to families throughout the college process.

Josh Hogancamp

Director of Marketing, College Consultant

Josh Hogancamp spent over a decade working with college students in the nonprofit world with specializations in training, development, and multicultural teams. Josh was able to see firsthand the harm that massive student debt can cause young adults trying to start their life. He joined the CAPlus team to help families walk through the college process with confidence. Josh graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Organizational Management and holds multiple certificates in coaching and leadership development.

Jill Morich

Jill Morich


Jill brings a background of 10 years of customer service and sales experience in various advertising media. She most recently worked 5 years in collections and collections management collecting on federally defaulted student loans. As a graduate of the University of Florida, she is eager to use the insight she experienced to help guide students through this process and save families money.

Brenda Piazza

College Essay

Brenda has been a College Consultant since 2012. She is a graduate of Binghamton University. She created the College Assistance Plus College Essay Course offered to all CAP students. Brenda enjoys providing students with essay critiques, and her feedback and comments aim to improve the overall quality of the essays.
Liane Crane

Liane Crane

College Funding

Liane’s organizational skills and experience with event planning and non-profit organizations are a true benefit to CAP employees and its clients. She draws on her marketing and communication degree from SUNY Albany to lead CAPlus’ marketing and business development.

John Decker

John Decker


John Decker brings his experiences at Lockheed Martin, FCA, Philips, and Every Student Sent to his work at College Assistance Plus. He is passionate about helping families save money on college. His long-standing interest is seeing high school students realize their full potential with a vision for their purpose and calling in the marketplace and vocation.


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