• Project Director

    Photo Image of Barry WhaleyBarry Whaley,
    Email : bawhaley@law.syr.edu
    Barry Whaley is the Project Director for the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University. Mr. Whaley has over 35 years' experience enabling people with disabilities to go to work and to live a self-determined life.Read More
  • Assistant Project Director

    Photo Image of Pamela WilliamsonPamela Williamson,
    Email : prwill01@law.syr.edu
    Phone : (404) 541-9001
    Fax : (404) 541-9002
    Pamela Williamson is the Assistant Project Director of the Southeast ADA Center (Southeast DBTAC), a project of the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University. The Southeast ADA Center, funded in 1991, is one of ten regional information centers on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education.Read More
  • Distance Learning Coordinator / Information Specialist

    Cheri Hofmann,
    Email : clhofman@syr.edu
    Phone : (404) 541-9001
    Fax : (404) 541-9002
    Ms. Hofmann began her career in 1976 working with the Federal Government. She has worked at the Staff Judge Advocates Office as a paralegal and at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as a legal assistant. Her areas of experience include: technical writing, training, contracting, procurement, and architecture engineering /design. Throughout her career, Cheri has been involved in volunteering, fundraising or assisting with researching laws for people with disabilities.Read More
  • Materials Development / Information Technology Support

    Mary Morder,
    Email : mjmorder@law.syr.edu
    Phone : (404) 541-9001
    Fax : (404) 541-9002
    Mary holds a Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Political Science from Agnes Scott College. She has more than 15 years of experience in business communications and disability rights. She also coordinates all alternate format requests to the Southeast ADA Center for materials relative to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Mary holds a Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Political Science from Agnes Scott College. She has more than 15 years of experience in business communications and disability rights. She also coordinates all alternate format requests to the Southeast ADA Center for materials relative to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Read More
  • Office Coordinator & Spanish Outreach, Southeast ADA Center

    Photo Image of Emily RueberEmily Rueber,
    Email : emrueber@law.syr.edu
    Phone : (404) 541-9001
    Fax : (404) 541-9002
    Emily Rueber graduated from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia in 2016. After graduation, she gained valuable experience working with marginalized, rural communities as an international volunteer of the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program during 11 months working for Sarar Transformación, S.C. which is a prominent non‐profit WASH development consulting agency that has facilitated projects financed by the UN Development Program, UN HABITAT, and the Stockholm Environmental Institute.Read More
  • Web & Media Development / Instructional Design

    Marsha Schwanke, M.S., C.T.R.S.
    Email : msschwan@law.syr.edu
    Phone : (678) 999-8463
    Ms. Schwanke has been designing, developing, programming, testing and managing content-rich, database-driven web applications and distance education / online training projects since 2000 with a focus on maximizing usability and accessibility based on "best practices" research and established guidelines.Read More
  • Program Manager

    Photo Image of Cynthia SmithCynthia Smith,
    Email : clsmit11@law.syr.edu
    Phone : (404) 541-9001
    Fax : (404) 541-9002
    Cynthia (Cyndi) Smith is the fiscal liaison between BBI/SU and the Center ensuring that all outgoing funds are in compliance to SU and Federal Standards. She provides direct executive level administrative support to the Project Director, office coordination, provides basic ADA TA, represents the Director at local, regional, and national meetings and events, plans and organizes project meetings and exhibits at a local, regional, and national level.Read More
  • Information Specialist / Technical Assistance

    Rebecca Williams,
    Email : rswill04@law.syr.edu
    Phone : (404) 541-9001
    Fax : (404) 541-9002
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  • Director for Knowledge Translation

    Photo Image of Beth Miller HarrisonBeth Miller Harrison,
    Email : mharri27@law.syr.edu
    Beth Harrison has dedicated her professional career to advocacy for persons with disabilities. Prior to joining the Burton Blatt Institute, Beth worked with the national IDEA Data Center (IDC) providing technical assistance to states regarding their special education data. For 28 years, she worked at the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities where she wrote many successful federal and state grant proposals on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community, notably high school to employment, education, and living.Read More
  • Information Technology Consultant

    Celestia Ohrazda, M.S., Ph.Dc.
    Email : cohrazda@law.syr.edu
    Celestia Ohrazda is a researcher and designer who works across multiple projects at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Her experience and research interest focus on accessibility and usability of web-based technologies and the adoption of innovations specifically media-rich technologies. Her experience as a designer and producer of web-based technologies, coupled with her experience as a researcher, provide her with a unique perspective as a scholar who brings multiple methodologies to bear on the design, dissemination, and evaluation of technology driven interventions.Read More