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Meet Our Staff

Disability Resources for Students

Leadership Team

Adiam Tesfay, Director, adiamt(at)

Vacant, Assistant Director, Academic Services

Vacant, Assistant Director, Student Services

Direct Access

Brad Elmendorf, Direct Access Specialist, brade(at)

Monique Chhabra, Direct Access Coordinator, mchhabra(at)

Access Coordinators, by Academic College Liaison role

Schools of: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work; Athletics and Housing Liaison

Meghan Matthews, Senior Access Coordinator, meghanm7(at)

Schools and Colleges: Built Environments, Engineering, Information School, Law

Britt Neff, Access Coordinator, neffb(at)

Schools and Colleges: Education, Environment, Foster School of Business, Evans School of Public Affairs, Law

Kowan Russell, Access Coordinator, kowanr(at)

College of Arts and Sciences

Ashley Walton, Access Coordinator, ajwalton(at) (Last Names A-G)

Ana Palma, Access Coordinator, palmaa2(at) (Last Names H-O)

Adiam Tesfay, adiamt(at), Interim Access Coordinator(Last Names P-Z)

DRS Academic Services

Accessible Text & Technology

Shannon Garcia, Program Manager, lea(at)

Classroom Access Services

vacant, Classroom Services Manager

Adaptive Technology

Carole Ockerman, Adaptive Technology Coordinator, cares19(at)


Christine Lew, Program Operations Manager, lew32(at)


Dr. Nina Parker Cohen, Academic Support Counselor


Beth Blum, Academic Support Psychologist