Jane Berliss-Vincent is the Assistive Technology Manager for U-M. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Knox Center Adaptive Technology Computer Site (2064 Shapiro Library), where she provides information and demonstrations of hardware and software that make computer use easier or help with academic activities such as reading, writing, and notetaking. She also participates on campus teams addressing accessibility for Google Apps and other widely distributed programs.
Lori Bolchalk joined the SSD staff in February 2019. She has over 25 years of management experience in the non-profit and healthcare sectors. Lori brings a broad range of professional experience in fund and project management, communication, and leadership training. She is very passionate about advocacy and support for students and staff affiliated with SSD. Lori has an associate’s degree in theology, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Coordinator of Services for Students with Learning Disabilities (LD), ADHD, TBI, Mental Health, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Prior to coming to the university, Lisa was at Baker College in Allen Park for 12 years where she was an adjunct instructor in addition to being the Disability Services Coordinator. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University, and Master’s in Counseling from Spring Arbor University.
Interim Director and Coordinator of Services for Students with Learning Disabilities (LD), ADHD, TBI, Mental Health, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Dr. Kellam received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan. Prior to his arrival at Michigan, Dr. Kellam was affiliated with the Psychiatry Department at a major medical center, and was a supervisor in their APA-approved clinical psychology training program. Dr. Kellam is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration and the Forum for the Psychoanalytic Study of Film. He maintains a private practice in Ann Arbor. Dr.
Coordinator of Services for Students with Chronic Health Conditions, Visual, and Mobility Impairments
Megan joined the Services for Students with Disabilities staff in 2017. Once a student with a physical disability at the University of Michigan, Megan served as Chair of the Michigan Student Assembly Disability Affairs Commission for which she received the Council for Disability Concerns’ Certificate of Appreciation Award. While also representing the voices of students with disabilities on campus in the Dean of Students Advisory Board and U-M Student Safety Work Group Initiative, she founded the first-ever SSD Student Advisory Board.
As an Academic Coach, Brianne works with students to locate academic resources and explore effective time and stress management and alternative learning strategies. Her approach to learning is holistic, and students benefit from her proactive and empowering support. Brianne’s research activity focuses on the subjects of kinesthetic and sensory learning, arts-based pedagogy, habits of mind, self-advocacy as self-care, and the role of affect in writing and research; she is committed to the creative and practical applications of these interests in her work with students.
Mary Reilly coordinates the video captioning and accessible/alternative text services for students whose disabilities include deaf/hard of hearing, print disabilities, and vision impairments. She also serves as the lead on SSD’s communications and marketing efforts. Mary has a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of MIchigan.
Coordinator of Services for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Jill came to Services for Students with Disabilities October 2006. She is a nationally certified sign language interpreter. Jill graduated from the Interpreting Training program at C.S. Mott Community College. She is an alumnus of the University of Michigan-Flint 1995. Jill had been staff interpreter at Communication Access Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for 21 years.
Fun facts on Jill: Jill likes to travel, spend time with family and go camping when possible. She also likes to scrapbook in her spare time.
As a highly dedicated proponent of education, Cortney Totty joins the office of Services for Students with Disabilities with ten years of experience developing learning support services and programming focused on college success and retention at Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Madonna University, Miami University of Ohio, and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Her work in providing academic resources and support for first generation, students with disabilities and historically underserved students has helped many successfully complete their collegiate studies.