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Boca Raton Campus

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Nicole

Nicole Rokos
Director
nrokos@fau.edu

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Michelle

Michelle Shaw 
Associate Director 
mshaw@fau.edu

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 Jennifer

Jennifer Shah
Coordinator
shahj@fau.edu

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Glennis

Glennis Lyew
Office Administrator
glyew@fau.edu

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Stuart

Stuart Buckley
Coordinator of Assistive Technology
sbuckle5@fau.edu

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Louis

Louis Ferreira
Network Administrator
ferreira@fau.edu

 

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Luciana

Luciana Lima
Coordinator of Testing Services
llima5@fau.edu


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Courtney

Courtney McGonagle
Coordinator of Notetaking Services  
cmcgonag@fau.edu


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 Sunny

Sunny Gross
Front Office Administrator
sgross20@fau.edu 

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Roland

 

Roland Mendonca
Assistive Technology Specialist
rmendonc@fau.edu


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Boca Mailing Address
SU 133
777 Glades Road
PO Box 3091
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
tel: 561.297.3880
fax: 561.297.2184
TTY: 561.297.0358 or 711 

Boca Office Hours
Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Weekends Closed

 

 

Broward Campuses (Davie)
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Amy

Amy Schwartz Parker
Associate Director, Office for Students with Disabilities and International Student Services (Broward)
aschwart@fau.edu

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Sharon

Sharon Ahumada
Program Assistant
sahumada@fau.edu

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Broward Mailing Address
LA 203
3200 College Avenue
Florida Atlantic University
Davie, FL 33314
tel: 954.236.1222
fax: 954.236.1123
TTY: 711




 

Broward Office Hours

Monday and Thursday 8:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Weekends Closed

 

 

McArthur Campus (Jupiter)
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 Julie

 

 

Julie Kincaid

Assistant Director, Office for Students with Disabilities and International Student Services (Jupiter) 
jkincai1@fau.edu

  

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 Sabrina

Sabrina Spanier

Coordinator for Student Affairs, and Office for Students with Disabilities and International Student Services  (Jupiter)
sspanier@fau.edu

 

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Jupiter Mailing Address

SR 117
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL  33458
tel: 561.799.8585  
fax: 561.799.8721
TTY: 561.799.8565 or 711


Jupiter Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends Closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 





  

 

OSD Staff Biography

 

Nicole Rokos – Director

Nicole Rokos is currently the Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University. Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky and her master’s degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University.

Nicole Rokos has worked at Florida Atlantic University in the Office for Students with Disabilities since1994. She initially served as Coordinator, then Assistant Director, and was subsequently promoted to Director in December 2000. Prior to coming to FAU, Nicole was Tutor Coordinator for the University of Miami Athletic Department for three years and taught high school students with learning disabilities for thirteen years.  Her goal is to not just make sure students graduate, it is also to give them tools to help them succeed in the future.

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Michelle Shaw – Associate Director

Michelle is the Associate Director and is originally from the United Kingdom, Michelle loves painting, traveling, and working with children. She is a FAU alumnus, earning her Bachelor's Degree in fine arts (2002) Master's Degree in Curriculum Instruction (2003), and is currently working towards her Specialist Degree in higher education. Michelle also teaches "Art for Elementary Majors" in the College of Education.

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TBA – Assistant Director

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Jennifer Shah – Coordinator

Jennifer is currently a Coordinator with the Office for Students with Disabilities and brings more than 10 years of experience empowering adults, college students, and K-12 students with all types of disabilities to become successful in college and their careers.

Prior to FAU, she had extensive experience with assistive technology, special education, inclusion, and the laws that govern them (IDEA, ADA, 504). She  was an Assistive Technology specialist at The College of New Jersey and Elwyn. In those roles, which were funded by grants from the Commission for the Blind, she evaluated and then trained clients on technologies to  achieve their educational or career goals. Previous to those roles, she was a special education teacher, managing the educational plan of students with all types of disabilities, motivating them to tape their inner strengths while embracing the benefits of technology, and assisting them in their transitions to next level education. She was also an active member of the New Jersey Coalition of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education, and Chairperson of the Union County Advisory Board on the Disabled.

Ms. Shah is a graduate of University of North Carolina Greensboro with a Bachelors and Masters in Special Education, focusing on Assistive Technology, Inclusion, and Learning Disabilities. She also earned an advanced certification in severe disabilities through a grant from Western Carolina University.

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Glennis Lyew– Office Administrator

Glennis is currently the Office Administrator for the Office for Students with Disabilities. Since working at OSD, she has become the backbone that keeps the office running smoothly for both students and staff members.

As Office Administrator, Glennis’ responsibilities include personnel payroll, employment contracts, purchasing operations, and student file management. In addition, Glennis works hand-in-hand with the Director in the management of the department’s budgets and Foundation Accounts.

In appreciation of her hard work and commitment, in 2001 the Division of Student Affairs presented Glennis with the Shirley M. Ritchie Outstanding Employee Award.

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Stuart Buckley – Coordinator of Assistive Technology

Stuart directs the assistive technology program for students with disabilities at the OSD. He uses his expertise from degrees in Computer Networking and Psychology to train students with disabilities in the use of assistive technology.

He researches innovative and useful technology solutions that can provide accessibility and independence with the aim of increasing student success. Stuart also works to increase the level of access to higher education at FAU by increasing awareness of assistive technology and accessibility. He does this by giving presentations to faculty and classes about many areas of assistive technology and online accessibility.

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Louis Ferreira – Network Administrator

Louis is the Network Administrator for the Office for students with Disabilities. He is a FAU alumnus, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Business Administration and a Law Degree from Florida International University.

As the Network Administrator, he maintains the computers network operations for the department and technical support.

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Courtney McGonagle - Coordinator of Notetaking

Courtney is the Coordinator of Notetaking Services; she recruits volunteers, maintains the notetaking databases and monitors the process throughout the semester. She provides an orientation for both notetakers and the students receiving the notes in order that both would be well aware of what is expected from them. She also maintains communication between Professors, to be sure students are getting the services required to receive their notes. Courtney also assists with the Volunteer Thank You Luncheon. 

Courtney is an alumna of the State University of New York College at Brockport, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Education. Courtney has been employed at the Office for Students with Disabilities since August 2012, when she started as a Graduate Assistant. She is working towards her Masters Degree at Florida Atlantic University, and has a passion for helping others succeed academically, socially, and personally.

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Luciana Lima – Coordinator of Testing Services 

Luciana Lima is currently the Coordinator of Testing Services at the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).  Luciana joined the OSD team in August 2009. She is a double alumni from FAU. She holds her Bachelors in Art and her Master in Education; she graduated in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Luciana has been working at FAU since 2003. Prior to coming to the OSD she worked as a Leader Teacher and Founder at Karen Slatterly ERCCD and then as an Admissions Officer in the Undergraduate Admissions.

In her role as a Coordinator of Testing Services, Luciana assists students with disabilities and administers exams with students’ approved accommodations.  Some of Luciana’s many responsibilities include conducting testing orientations; managing sensitive and confidential documentation such as exams and medical reports for students; preparing Letters of Notification to professors for students requesting exam and classroom accommodations; responding to subpoenas for student files; collating and computing Students Satisfaction Survey data; and creating the OSD bulletin board informing students about OSD services and programs.

Luciana is also one of the advisors of the Owl Support Diversity Club (OSD Club). If you need any information about the club please contact Luciana at 561.297.3880. 

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Sunny Gross – Front Office Administrator

Sunny is the front office administrator for the Office for Students with Disabilities.She received her bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, FL. Sunny joined FAU in 2011. Sunny is responsible for overseeing the daily running of the front office. She has a passion for helping others.

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Roland Mendonca – Assistive Technology Specialist

Roland has a degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and aims to complete a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. He has extensive experience training students in a wide variety of assistive technology solutions, helping them to become successful and overcome challenges that arise from their disabilities. He also uses his technical experience to troubleshoot and configure computers for staff and for students in the assistive technology lab.   

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Amy Schwartz Parker – Associate Director (Broward)

Amy Schwartz Parker is the Associate Director for the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), Broward Campuses.  Amy has been working at the OSD office for 11 years.  She has also taught in FAU’s Graduate School of Counselor Education.   She is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Masters Degree in Counselor Education and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Special Education from the University of Massachusetts. 

Amy has more than 30 years of experience in higher education and community based mental health, as well as extensive experience in the Criminal Justice system.  Prior to her tenure at Florida Atlantic University, Amy worked at Johnson and Wales University, Nova Southeastern University, and Northeastern University.   In addition, she has worked as a prison psychologist; in community mental health settings; and as a Counselor in the Public School System.

She currently serves on the Broward County Advisory Board for Individuals with Disabilities as well as the Broward County Paratransit Appeals Board.

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Sharon Ahumada – Program Assistant (Broward)

Sharon Ahumada is currently the Program Assistant of the Office for Students with Disabilities, Davie Campus, at Florida Atlantic University. 

Sharon Ahumada has worked at the Office for Students with Disabilities since 1998. She manages the office and oversees the graduate assistants at the Davie office, handles students Letters of Notifications and Testing Accommodations. She also assists in the process of paperwork between students and faculties for an easier semester.

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Julie Kincaid  Assistant Director (Jupiter)

 

 

 

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Sabrina Spanier – Coordinator (Jupiter)

 After graduating from FAU with her Bachelors in Arts and Humanities, Sabrina obtained her Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Her passion for travel led her to pursue different study abroad opportunities which sparked her interest in pursuing a career in a higher education setting. She began employment at FAU in 2011 as the Graduate Assistant in Student Involvement and Leadership and graduated with her Masters in Higher Education Leadership in 2013. She currently works in Diversity Student Services which is comprised of the Office for Students with Disabilities and International Students and Scholar Services.

 

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