Mary A. Barrows, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Senior Director, Learning Strategies and Student Success

Mary administers the Disability Resource Center’s (DRC) programs and services with the ability to establish project priorities, track and monitor service delivery and address accommodation needs and services of students with disabilities. Mary also provides leadership and oversight for related student support programs, including the Learning Disabilities Program, and Student Athlete Support Services. Contact Mary at m.barrows@northeastern.edu.

Kyle Droz, Assistant Director of Operations and Access Coordinator

Kyle serves as the Assistant Director of Operations and Access Coordinator.  He oversees and supervises the coordinator of note-taking services, operations administrator, and the service coordinator. In addition, he carries a case load of students who are Deaf or hard of hearing and blind or have low visions.   He also provides accessible text material to approved students and provides support to faculty and staff around digital accessibility.  Contact Kyle at k.droz@northeastern.edu or (617) 373-5137.

Debbi Auerbach, Service Coordinator

Debbi serves as the contact person to prospective students and their parents to provide information about the DRC and its services. She reviews diagnostic documentation for adequacy and provides guidance in obtaining additional documentation when needed. Debbi also handles requests for certain support services. Contact Debbi at d.auerbach@northeastern.edu or (617) 373-4428.  

Leora Simon, Disability Specialist

Leora provides disability-related support services to students with psychiatric disorders, ensuring the student's equitable participation in the academic experience. Leora helps students understand their disability, and the impact it has on their academic lives. She offers one-on-one, specialized advising and instruction with academic skills, and other compensatory   strategies specific to each student's needs. Contact Leora at l.simon@northeastern.edu or (617) 373-4426.  

Katie Weber, Learning Disability Specialist and Technology Coordinator

Katie provides disability-related support services to students with learning disabilities and/or AD(H)D, ensuring the student's equitable participation in the academic experience. Katie helps students understand their disability, and the impact it has on their academic lives. She offers one-on-one, specialized advising and instruction on academic skills, and other compensatory   strategies specific to each student's needs. Contact Katie        at k.weber@northeastern.edu or at (617) 373-3524.

Kate Pillette, Disability Specialist

Kate, provides disability-related support services to students with Autism-Spectrum Disorders and Mental health diagnoses and works to ensure that students have equitable access to their academic experience. He/She helps students understand and manage their disability, and the impact it has on their academic lives. He/She offers one-on-one meetings, specialized advising and     guidance on academic skills, and other compensatory  strategies specific to each student's needs. Contact Kate at  K.Pillette@northeastern.edu, or 617-373-3537.

Mariah Whitbread-Hardman, Learning Disability Specialist

Mariah will provide disability-related support services to students with learning disabilities and/or AD(H)D, ensuring the student's equitable participation in the academic experience. Mariah helps students understand their disability, and the impact it has on their academic lives. She offers one-on-one, specialized advising and instruction with academic skills, and other compensatory  strategies specific to each student's needs. Contact Mariah at m.whitbreadhardman@northeastern.edu or at (617) 373-3525.  

Jennifer Peterson, Note-taking Services Coordinator

DRC Staff Photo: Jennifer PetersonJennifer serves as the Coordinator of Note-taking Services for the DRC. She and her staff of assistants process student requests for this accommodation, and also hire and train all note-takers. Contact Jennifer at either DRCnotetakers@northeastern.edu or jen.peterson@northeastern.edu, or by phone at (617) 373-3866.

Brian Seibolt, Administrative Secretary

 

Brian coordinates daily operations, scheduling, and test administrations at the DRC. In addition, he/she hires, trains, and supervises work-study students for the front desk. Contact Brian at B.Seibolt@northeastern.edu (Exam-related correspondence should be e-mailed to DRC@northeastern.edu.)

Lindsey Ganey, Administrative Assistant

Lindsey serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the DRC. S/he also assists the front desk and office operations. Contact at L.Ganey@northeastern.edu or (617) 373-2675.

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S/he provides disability-related support services to students with mobility impairments, chronic and degenerative disorders, and acquired/traumatic brain injuries.  S/he helps students understand their disability, and the impact it has on their academic lives. S/he offers one-on-one, specialized advising and instruction with academic skills, and other compensatory strategies specific to each student's needs.  Contact at (617) 373-2675.