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Meet the Department

Michelle Heinig Resnick, Ed.D.


Michelle serves as the Director of Disability Services for Students. She is the lead administrator of the Department for Disability Services (DDS), providing vision, planning, and implementation of a program for students with disabilities that creates equal access to the curriculum, activities, and physical campus in adherence to University, state and federal regulations.

Carolyn Chirichello, MS

Assistant Director and Learning Disability Specialist

Carolyn acts as a liaison between students, professors, and administrators, and assists students with a wide variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and traumatic brain injuries. In addition, Carolyn also assists students with the development of self-advocacy and effective study and time management skills, and works with resident students who may need meal plan accommodations.

Erin Behn, MSW, SAC

Disability Specialist and DDS Test Center Co-Coordinator

Erin assists students with physical, psychological/psychiatric, vision, hearing, medical disabilities and military veteran students. Erin also represents DDS students and staff on numerous University committees, and responds to questions regarding ADA/504 requirements and compliance issues in conjunction with the Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. Additionally, Erin provides assistance with issues regarding self-advocacy, refers students to campus support services, and assists students with the use of assistive technology.

Annemarie Donachie, MHC

Disability Specialist and DDS Test Center Co-Coordinator

Annemarie provides reasonable accommodations and services to students with documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Annemarie assists students with the transition from high school to college by helping them develop self-advocacy skills and other skills to achieve academic success. Additionally, Annemarie works collaboratively with the campus community to ensure students have equal access to educational programming and services.