Disability Services Staff
The Director, Counselors, Coordinators, Office Assistants, and service providers work as a team!
- DS Counselors work with students to determine appropriate adjustments and support the development of self-advocacy skills
- DS Coordinators and Specialists ensure provision of services, conversion of materials, and effective communication
- DS Office Assistants work with students, staff, and service providers to ensure positive connections
- DS Technicians, Interpreters, Transcribers, and Aides complete critical tasks to ensure equal access
Disability Services Director
Kaela Parks works across the district to build collaborations and ensure institution-wide commitment to equal access
Senior Office Assistant
Linda Browning is based at Sylvania but works closely with the Director to serve the whole district.
Disability Services Office Assistants
The Office Assistants are the campus-based contacts who schedule appointments and answer general questions.
All DS office assistants are equipped to schedule appointments for students on all campuses
Sylvania ST 229 | Ph. 971-722-4341 | FAX: 971-722-4882 | Video Phone: 503-928-5875
Cathy Murphy - Call 971-722-4341 for Appointments
Cascade SSB 150 | Ph. 971-722-5276 | FAX: 971-722-5208
Teresa Adams - Call 971-722-5276 for Appointments
Rock Creek Campus
Rock Creek Building 9 | Ph. 971-722-7558 | FAX: 971-722-7557
De'Wana Kashaija - Call 971-722-7558 for Appointments
Extended Learning Campus (Southeast Center)
Southeast Center, Mt. Tabor Hall 149 | APPTS: 971-722-6340 | FAX: 971-722-7622
Maria Buccieri - Call 971-722-6340 for Appointments
Disability Services Coordinators, Specialists, and Service Providers
The Coordinators are the right point of contact for setting up, troubleshooting, or learning more about specific services or supports.
Wendy Palmer - The District Coordinator works on notetaking supports, classroom aides, GED test accommodation, and other special projects such as our campus access map initiative.
Sharon J. Allen Brown - The Coordinator of Interpreting and Transcribing arranges for ASL or text based communication access .
Haris Gunadi- The Alternate Media Specialist oversees both Video Captioning and Alternate Format Materials for print based media.
Our team of service providers includes many individuals who advance initiatives to improve ease of access for our community.
Disability Services Counselors
The Disability Services Counselors work individually with students to review eligibility for accommodation, develop self-advocacy skills, and ensure adjustments and liaison services are provided as needed to allow students an equal opportunity to engage in all PCC offerings.
Counselors may work on more than one campus to help ensure students needs are met across the district but the primary campus for each counselor is indicated.
Harry Zweben has served on the Sylvania Diversity Council and the Veterans Task Force as well as several boards, including Better Futures-- an ongoing project helping young adults in foster homes continue from high school on to college as well as ORAHEAD, the Oregon Association for Higher Education and Disability. Harry has a special interest in assisting students on the autism spectrum and helping veterans to transition to student and civilian life. He typically works Tuesday through Friday at Cascade.
Ruth McKenna earned her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Lewis and Clark College and and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who has been with PCC for five years. She serves on the Financial Aid Time Frame Extension Committee and participates with the Behavioral Intervention Team as needed. She works closely with the Veteran's Resource Center at Rock Creek. The main focus of her professional training is in the mental health field with special interests in Asperger's Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and other Anxiety Disorders.
Rock Creek Campus
Kathleen Noss has a background working as a vocational counselor, working with veterans, and is able to communicate using sign language. She typically works Monday through Thursday at Rock Creek.
Kari Hanken works throughout the fall, winter, and spring terms at Rock Creek.
Bret Westwood typically works on Thursdays at Southeast
Angelina Davis - has been counseling and teaching managing test anxiety and college success classes at PCC for eight years. Angelina received her MS in education counseling from Portland State University and is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She is serving on the District Safety, Culinary Advisory and ADA committees at the college. Angelina has a special interest in the transition of students with disabilities from HS to college and then into the workforce as well as adjustment to disability identity later in life. Other focus populations/issues she has experience working with include veterans, LGBTQ, vision loss, ADD/LD, and anxiety/depression disorders. She typically works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Southeast.
Elizabeth Kimberly typically works Tuesday through Friday at Sylvania.
Suzane Schmidt works at Sylvania within Health Admissions in addition to working for Disability Services as a Counselor on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Eric Stelmakh has a background as a vocational counselor and is able to communicate in Russian and Ukranian. He works at Sylvania on Thursdays.
Tammy Dowd is on professional development leave, working as a general counselor at SY through August 2013