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Disability Resource Center Staff

You can reach any DRC staff member by dialing 309-298-2512.

  • Angela LaFrance, Office Manager
    AD-LaFrance@wiu.edu
    Manages the office, supervises student assistants and graduate assistants, coordinates alternative exam services and text conversion services.
  • Gretchen Steil Weiss, Learning Specialist
    GE-Steil@wiu.edu
    Coordinates all student accommodations related to learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (AD/HD), and psychological disorders.
  • Tara Buchannan, Director
    T-Buchannan@wiu.edu
    Provides administrative oversight of office and coordinates accommodations for students with vision impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments and chronic health conditions.

Student Assistants

Undergraduate and graduate students are employed to help with office reception and text conversion. They also assist with monitoring, reading, and scribing for tests/exams scheduled with DRC.

  • Venkata Maremanda, Math Tutor
    VS-Maremanda@wiu.edu
    Provides math tutoring for MATH 099 and MATH 100.
  • Kurt Whalen, Electronic Text/Braille Conversion Coordinator
    KM-Whalen@wiu.edu
    Coordinates all request for text conversion to electronic format and braille.
  • Jessica Dawson, Notes Coordinator
    JC-Dawson@wiu.edu
    Coordinates note taking assistance service and assists with event planning.
  • Ami Ostman, Exam Services
    AL-Ostman@wiu.edu
    Coordinates all aspects of exam accommodations.
  • Stephanie Williams, Exam Services
    SL-Williams4@wiu.edu
    Coordinates all aspects of exam accommodations.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Disability Resource Center
Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: disability@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Fax: (309) 298-2361