Technical Assistance Providers

Think College Technical Assistance providers are available to assist professionals, families and students on a wide range of issues related to inclusive postsecondary education.  Email our Help Desk and we will assign the provider with the best level of expertise related to your questions.  

You can also request a Think College speaker for your event.  Think College staff are available to speak at events related to postsecondary education for students with ID.  We welcome requests and will make every attempt to provide a speaker for your event, with staff and consultants located across the country.

Note that most services are currently provided at no cost.

Our Technical Assistance Providers 

Cate Weir, MEd
Program Director | Think College

Focus areas: Program development, transition to college, finding the right college, applying to become a Comprehensive Transition Program, program and student funding, strategic planning 

Clare Papay, PhD
Senior Researcher | Think College

Focus areas: Comprehensive Transition Program applications, program development, research and data collection

Debra Hart

Debra Hart, MS
Co-Principal Investigator | Think College

Focus areas: National policy, strategic planning, program development, grant writing

Meg Grigal, PhD
Principal Investigator | Think College

Focus areas: National policy, program development, research, employment supports and outcomes 

Lori Cooney
Project Staff | Think College

Focus areas: Universal Design for Learning, technology supports

Maria Paiewonsky, EdD
Project Director | Institute for Community Inclusion

Focus areas: Dual enrollment programs, Participatory Action Research

Susanna Miller-Raines
Coordinator, Georgia Inclusive Postsecondary Education Consortium, and Chair, Southeast Inclusive Postsecondary Education Alliance | Georgia State University

Focus Areas: State and Regional Collaborations, Legislative Advocacy, Creating Effective Partnerships

Russell Thelin, MS, LVRC, CRC
Senior Policy Fellow | Institute for Community Inclusion

Focus areas: Vocational rehabilitation, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Kelly Kelley, PhD
Assistant Professor | Western Carolina University

Focus areas: Program development, campus living, college academic access, peer mentors, admissions processes, academic access

Denise Rozell, JD
Senior Policy Strategist | Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Focus areas: Policy and legislation, advocacy

Amy Dwyre D'Agati, MS
Technical Assistance Specialist | University of Maryland

Focus areas: Job development, customized employment, employer relationships

Barb Zeimke
Co-Director, National Parent Center on Transition and Employment | PACER Center

Focus Areas: family involvement, parent-professional collaboration, secondary transition