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Meet Our Staff

Tawny McManus

Tawny L. McManus:  Director,
Office of Student Disability Services & Accessibility Resources
tmcmanus@umbc.edu
410-455-2459

Michael Canale

Michael Canale: Coordinator, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Accessibility Specialist
canale@umbc.edu
410-455-6358
866-970-9192 (Toll free Video Phone)

Cassie Kilroy Thompson

Cassie Kilroy Thompson: Advising & Accessibility Specialist
DAPi Advisor
mthomps2@umbc.edu
410-455-3248

Valerie Valentine

Valerie D. Valentine: Disability Specialist
valerie@umbc.edu
410-455-8496

Keyia Ward

Keyia A. Ward: Administrative Assistant II
Business Operations Manager & Note-taker Coordinator
kward@umbc.edu
410-455-2459

Laura Hesselton

 Laura Hesselton: Administrative Assistant II
Reception Desk Manager & Testing Coordinator
lahessel@umbc.edu
410-455-2459

Andrew Drummond

Andrew Drummond: Assistive Technology Specialist
adrumm@umbc.edu
410-455-1357

Stephanie Lazarus

Stephanie Lazarus: Campus ADA Coordinator
Accessibility Manager
slazarus@umbc.edu
410-455-5745

Graduate Student

Rakesh Arvapalli: Technical Office Assistant
410-455-1357
 For general inquiry
disAbility@umbc.edu

For note-taking inquiry
sdsnotetaking@umbc.edu
For testing inquiry
sdstesting@umbc.edu