ODR Team

ADA/504 Coordinator & ODR Director

MM new 200Maranda R. Maxey

 

As the ADA/504 Coordinator, Maranda Maxey is responsible for the oversight of institutional compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other relevant federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities. 

As ODR Director, Maranda provides departmental leadership, oversight and strategic direction. Maranda oversees the interactive process and evaluation of requests for accommodations and services for staff, faculty, and visitors and to coordinate approved workplace and visitor accommodations, auxiliary aids, services and access with appropriate  University personnel to maintain compliance with the Section 504 and ADA.  Additionally she consults and collaborates with Appalachian administration, faculty and staff to address accessibility-related issues, as well as with other university units and departments to identify and address disability related compliance issues on campus.

She serves as the primary contact for employees seeking accommodations within the workplace, physical and programmatic accessibility and handles concerns related to the provision of accommodations.

Maranda joined the ODR Team in 2004.


 

Assistant Director

CM 200Courtney McWhorter

As an Assistant Director,  Courtney provides aid to the Director in providing leadership and oversight within the office. Courtney oversees the interactive process and evaluation of requests for accommodations and coordination of approved academic adjustments, workplace accommodations, auxiliary aids & services with appropriate University personnel to maintain compliance with Section 504 and the ADA.  

Courtney is responsible for reviewing requests for accommodations and evaluating disability documentation, determining eligibility of accommodations and access needs, assisting individuals in identifying appropriate University resources/supports (including for student temporary impairments). Courtney also serves as a consultant to campus regarding visitor accommodations, the provision of approved accommodations, program, facility and course accessibility and inclusion for individuals with disabilities.

Courtney joined the ODR Team in 2009.






Access Consultant

Vacant

The Access Consultant  responsible for reviewing requests for accommodations and evaluating disability documentation, determining eligibility of accommodations and access needs, assisting individuals in identifying appropriate University resources/supports. She also serves as a consultant to faculty regarding the provision of approved accommodations.


The Access Consultant oversees ODR Test proctoring.

 

Accessible Technology Consultant

MS 200Matt Sauthoff

As the Accessible Technology Consultant, Matt provides the University with leadership, education, training, and resources to promote and ensure the accessibility of web-based resources, content development, and learning technologies, etc. Matt provides primary oversight for alternate format accommodations, assistive technologies and ODR review of IT acquisitions.

Matt is responsible for reviewing requests for accommodations and evaluating disability documentation,  determining eligibility for accommodations and access needs, assists individuals in identifying appropriate University resources/supports. Matt serves as a consultant to campus regarding digital, content accessibility and resources, the provision of approved accommodations and the inclusion for individuals with disabilities.


Matt joined the team in 2020.






Disability Resource Coordinator

Ronaka Adams

Ronaka Adams

 As the Disability Resource Coordinator, Ronaka is responsible for coordination of access and accommodations including: notetaking, faculty access planning notifications, alternate format requests, temporary impairments, ASL interpreters and live captioning. Ronaka also has oversight of daily test proctoring coordination.

Ronaka joined the team in 2021.








Administrative Assistant

AL 200Adriana Laws

As the Administrative Assistant, Adriana is responsible coordinating  the day-to-day operations for ODR. She acts as initial contact for ODR providing information regarding office processes related to requesting and utlizing accommodations. Adriana assists the office staff through workflow coordination, scheduling appointments, projects, management of departmental budget, and record keeping. 

Adriana serves as the primary contact for prospective families/students. 

Adriana joined the ODR Team in 2018.







Graduate Assistants

  • Hannah Washko, Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program
  • Sarah Gott,  Special Education Graduate Program
  • Gretchen Miller, Marriage and Family Therapy

ODR graduate assistants primarily assist with test proctoring coordination, reception & appointment scheduling and office projects.