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Meet Our Staff

Tawny L. McManus:  Director,
Office of Accessibility & Disability Services
Office of Student Disability Services
tmcmanus@umbc.edu
410-455-2459
Michael CanaleMichael Canale: Coordinator, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Testing & Accessibility Specialist
canale@umbc.edu
410-455-6358
866-970-9192 (Toll free Video Phone)
Cassie Kilroy ThompsonCassie Kilroy Thompson: Advising & Accessibility Specialist
DAPi Advisor
mthomps2@umbc.edu
410-455-3248
Valerie ValentineValerie D. Valentine: Disability Specialist
valerie@umbc.edu
410-455-8496
Keyia WardKeyia 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 DrummondAndrew Drummond: Assistive Technology Specialist
Office of Accessibility & Disability Services
Office of Student Disability Services
adrumm@umbc.edu
410-455-1357
Stephanie LazarusStephanie Lazarus: Campus ADA Coordinator
Accessibility Manager
Office of Accessibility & Disability Services
slazar@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