Our Office and Staff
The Disability Services mission is to:
George Mason University is committed to non-discrimination of students with disabilities and strives to ensure that they have equal access to higher education, programs, activities, and services in order for them to participate fully in the university. As a continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains Disability Services.
Disability Services provides a variety of support services and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, as defined by the ADA and Section 504, which affords equal access to university programs and activities.
Disability Services is available to serve all students with disabilities, including those with cognitive, learning, psychological, sustained head injuries, sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments.
As part of University Life’s commitment to recognizing and honoring the richness of diversity at George Mason University, Disability Services staff members actively participate in the campus-wide diversity dialogue. The office welcomes and encourages all students with disabilities, whether registered with Disability Services or not, to identify themselves as members of the disability community and to engage in the diversity dialogue on campus by getting involved with Disability Services and other multicultural programs and activities.
The Disability Services Team
Naomi Martinez-Jones, Director
Jamilah Anderson, Associate Director
Jeffrey Ogden, Assistant Director
Jennifer Early, Director of Mason Autism Support Initiative
Lisa Coats, Access Consultant
Aja Puopolo, Manager of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services
Marcel Assink, Data Analyst and Business Manager
Maureen Breen, Administrative Assistant
Rachel Carter, Test Administrator
Skye Berg, Testing Center Assistant