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Linda Jaco is the Associate Director for Sponsored Programs, Department of Wellness, Oklahoma State University. She received her M.S. in School Psychology from Columbia University in 1977 and her B.S. in Secondary Education and Child Development from University of Houston in 1974. She worked as a school psychologist with the Houston Independent School District and as Supervisor of Psychological Services at The John E. Fogarty Center in Providence, RI before her appointment as Program Manager of Oklahoma ABLE Tech in October 1995. In February 2006, Linda was appointed Assistant Director for Sponsored Programs in the OSU Department of Wellness where she oversees a number of private, state, and federal grant programs totaling in excess of $4 million annually. Linda has served on a number of national, state, and local task forces and boards related to disability and agricultural issues. Additionally, she has worked with many agencies, organizations, as well as non-profit entities making policy change and advocating for individuals with disability, substance abuse or agricultural concerns. She has been very active both at the state and national level working on legislative issues. Linda currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs, as well as Stillwater Group Homes. She is married to William Jaco who holds the Grayce B. Kerr and Regents Professor of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University. They have two sons.
Brenda Dawes serves as a Program Manager at Oklahoma ABLE Tech. She provides training and technical assistance on assistive technology, accessible information and communication technology, and accessible instructional materials for all ages. Brenda has been employed in the area of Assistive Technology for 15 years with ABLE Tech and has presented and trained on a variety of assistive technology topics at local, state, and national conferences. Prior to joining Oklahoma ABLE Tech, she served as the coordinator for the Statewide Independent Living Council and the State Rehabilitation Advisory Council. She is a board member of the Oklahoma Association on Higher Education and Disability, a member of the state legislative electronic and information technology accessibility advisory council, and the Oklahoma State Webmanagers Group. Brenda graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education/Language Arts and secondary education certification. She resides in Stillwater with her husband and their three daughters.
Milissa Gofourth is a Program Manager at Oklahoma ABLE Tech. Prior to this assignment she was the Policy/Funding Specialist, and has been with the program housed at Oklahoma State University, Seretean Wellness Center since 1996. In her role she ensures the timely and effective completion of the State Level program goals for device loan, device demo, low interest financial loans and reutilization of AT. Additionally, Milissa advocates and promotes public policy that will enable individuals with all types of disabilities of all ages to access assistive technology. Milissa also provides information, referral, and advocacy to persons with disabilities, their family members, and professionals to enhance their access to assistive technology and other disability related services. She is a member of the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council, Advisory Council for the Centers for Learning and Leadership, and on the Board of Directors of MPower, a community rehabilitation program for individuals with developmental disabilities. Milissa graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Special Education and her M.S. in Health Care Administration.
Kimberly Berry is a certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired. She joined ABLE Tech in October 2011 as an Assistive Technology Teacher. She previously worked for Stillwater Public Schools and is certified in several subject areas, including Elementary Education, Mild-Moderate/Learning Disabilities, and Severe-Profound/ Multiple Disabilities. In her position as AT Teacher, Kimberly helps teachers to consider assistive technology devices and accessible instructional materials for students in public schools. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing from Oklahoma State University and an Associate of Applied Science in Media Communications from Tarrant County College in Texas. Kimberly and husband, Shane, live in Stillwater and have two children attending public schools.
Rob Carr is the Accessibility Coordinator for Oklahoma ABLE Tech. He provides expertise on functional and technical accessibility, accessibility policy, and institutionalizing accessibility. His main focus as Accessibility Coordinator is to manage the Web Accessibility in Higher Education Project (WAHEP) and help institutions of higher education throughout Oklahoma create more accessible digital campus environments. He previously worked in information technology and communications at The University of Oklahoma. He resides in Norman with his wife and two sons.
Shelley Gladden joined Oklahoma ABLE Tech in May 2012. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in 1994 for Leisure Management, with emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. She has spent her career working with individuals with disabilities in healthcare, primarily long-term care and assisted living settings, in both Oklahoma and Texas. She is actively involved in community outreach, including facilitating a Dementia Caregiver Support Group, and is actively involved in Stillwater Noon Lions. She resides in Stillwater with her husband, Val, and son, Wes. Shelley coordinates ABLE Tech's Financial Loan program with OkAT and BancFirst, as well as coordinates the short-term device loan program and smoke alarm grant.
Lynda Halley joined Oklahoma ABLE Tech in March 2015. Her background as a graphic and web designer/programmer assists ABLE Tech and all sponsored programs in fulfilling their print collateral and digital graphic needs. Lynda is an OSU graduate, went on to graduate school at Notre Dame to get her MFA, and soon returned to Stillwater to teach graphic design and illustration in the OSU Art Department. She then moved on to teach design and computer publishing at California State University at Northridge (CSUN) for seven years before returning to Stillwater to be near, and tend to, her parents. Lynda shares her love of creating and designing as a volunteer for several non-profit organizations in Stillwater including Remember the Ten Run, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, and a couple of educational and social clubs. She has a young dog, SOX, who keeps her busy and amused.
Tammie Honeyman came to OSU on a basketball scholarship in 1979, and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. She has worked in several areas of OSU before joining the ABLE Tech team in August. Tammie coordinates financial operations for Sponsored Programs and also oversees the human resource needs for Sponsored Programs employees. She is also assists with the Smoke Alarm and Home Fire Safety project..
Allyson Robinson is Oklahoma ABLE Tech’s Speech-Language Pathologist and AT Specialist. She specializes in augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology solutions. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and from the University of Kansas in 2008 with a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology. Allyson worked previously for Pawnee Public Schools serving children ages 3-18. Allyson and her husband, Kyle, have one son, Carter, and a daughter, Claire.
Shelby Sanders is the Equipment Specialist for Oklahoma ABLE Tech. She assists individuals with the short-term device loan process as well as schedule demonstrations. Shelby attended the University of Central Oklahoma from 1994 to 1996 on a tennis scholarship. She transferred to Oklahoma State University and graduated with B.A. in Sociology. She maintains teaching certification in history and coached high school tennis for three years. She has been a realtor for five years with Pioneer Real Estate. She has two daughters, Brooklyn and Blair.
Diana Sargent joined Oklahoma ABLE Tech in September 1997 as a Staff Assistant. Before joining ABLE Tech, Diana worked for the State 4-H at OSU. Diana and her husband, Les, have lived in Stillwater over 30 years after moving with their three children from Springfield, Illinois. Les retired from MerCruiser, and both he and Diana are having fun being grandparents to two grandsons and going to flea markets!
Katie Woodward is the Program Manager for the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP) since it opened its doors in April 2012. Oklahoma ABLE Tech and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority have partnered to create the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Resuse Program. The program is designed to reuse valuable DME that is no longer needed, and assign it to someone in need at no cost. Katie has worked in the field of grant management since 2004 where she worked for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. She has worked with grants dealing with the disabled, impoverished, elderly, and children. These grants have taken her to every corner of the state to ensure Oklahomans from every place receive any benefits they are able to obtain. She is a native Oklahoman, growing up in Edmond and moved to Guthrie in 1994. She has two children, a son Kaleb, and a daughter, Mary Kate.
Brian Sargent is the Site Coordinator for the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP). He is responsible for the retrieval, sanitation, refurbishment, and reassignment of durable medical equipment, as well as coordinate with vendors for equipment repair. Brian previously was a sports reporter for newspapers in Tahlequah and Norman, and a general assignments reporter for an Oklahoma City newspaper. During Oklahoma’s centennial celebration, he coordinated and was responsible for The Oklahoman’s coverage of the 2007 event. Brian grew up in Stillwater, and attended Oklahoma City University where received coursework in mass communications. He lives in Oklahoma City with his son, Cody.
Haley George is the Grant Coordinator for the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council. She assists both programs in daily operations and working with clients. Previously, she worked for Prevention Programs at Oklahoma State University. Haley graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Sociology.