Staff Directory

Permanent Staff

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Nicole Cardamone Cannon
Captionist
(704)687-0040
ncardam2@uncc.edu

Nicole Cardamone Cannon joined the Office of Disability Services in July 2015 as a Captionist. Nicole has a B.S.

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Khaleel Eksheir
Assistive Technology Specialist
704-687-0040
keksheir@uncc.edu

As the Assistive Technology Specialist in the Office of Disability Services Khaleel enjoys working with students who use Assistive Technology (AT).  He provides consultation and support for their access to

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Vanetta Eley
Vanetta Eley
Student Services Specialist
704-687-0040
veley@uncc.edu
Vanetta Eley joined the Office of Disability Services in October 2015. Previously, she was an Enrollment Specialist with UNC Charlotte's Extended Academic Programs for 3 years​. Prior to that ​she ​served at ​Fayetteville State University as the Office Manager for the Office of College Access Programs responsible for GEAR UP, Talent Search, and Upward Bound Programs. ​Vanetta brings with her a strong background in customer service as well as organizational and administrative management.

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Kristin J. Kolin
Associate Director/Counselor
704-687-0040
kjkolin@uncc.edu

Kristin Kolin is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Education  from Wake Forest University. She is a Safe Zone Ally, committed to student access, empowerment, and success.

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Katie S. Montie
ADA Project Coordinator
704-687-0040
ksmontie@uncc.edu

Katie Montie is an alumna of UNC Charlotte and has a Master of Social Work degree from UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to working as ADA Project Coordinator, Katie served as Assistant Director in Disability Services for

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LaTacia Ruff
LaTacia Ruff
Assistant Director/Counselor
704-687-0040
lruff2@uncc.edu

LaTacia Ruff now serves as an Assistant Director/Counselor in the Office of Disability Services.  She has a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina. 

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Gena Smith
Gena Smith
Director
704-687-0040
Gena.Smith@uncc.edu

Gena Smith became the Director of Disability Services at UNC Charlotte in September 2014.  Previously, she was Program Director for the Office of Disability Services at Winthrop University for 17 years.  There, she oversaw the growth of that office into a comprehensive program serving t

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Dr. Cheron Sutton-Brock
Dr. Cheron Sutton-Brock
Assistant Director/Counselor
704-687-0040
csuttonb@uncc.edu

Cheron Sutton-Brock is a recent addition to the Office of Disability Services.  She has worked in disability services for over 20 years.  Originally from New York City, Dr.

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Erin Gilmore
Volunteer
704-687-0040
disability@uncc.edu

Erin Gilmore was born in Bloomington, Illinois and moved to Charlotte, NC several years later.  She earned a diploma in Office Systems Technology at Central Piedmont Community College.  Erin was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa and earned the Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards.

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Student Staff

Kiarra Balom
Kiarra Balom
Captionist
704-687-0040
captioning@uncc.edu

Kiarra Balom began working in the Office of Disability Services as a captioned media intern in Fall 2016. She is a Junior, Spanish and Communications double major from Burlington, North Carolina.

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Kara Edwards
Note Taking Administrator
704-687-0040
notetaker@uncc.edu

Kara joined the Office of Disability Services in the Fall of 2016. She earned a BS in History/Social Studies Education from Appalachian State University in 2011. She worked with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System from 2011-2016.

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Jermaine Faith Guillergan
Jermaine Faith Guillergan
Captionist
704-687-0040
captioning@uncc.edu

Jermaine Faith is a junior majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in Illustration. She believes in art that is human-centric, capable of being catalysts for change. She began working in the Office of Disability Services as a captioned media intern in Fall 2016.

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Vineeta Kandala
Vineeta Kandala
Alternative Text Assistant
704-687-0040
disability@uncc.edu

Vineeta began working in the Office of Disability Services as an Alternative Text Assistant in Fall 2016. She is a Computer Science graduate student specializing in Data Science and Management.

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Evan Melton
Note Taking Administrator
704-687-0040
notetaker@uncc.edu

Evan Melton is a graduate student working toward the MA in Counseling with a Clinical Mental Health concentration. Evan joined the Office of Disability Services in August of 2016 as a graduate assistant.

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Advaith Suresh
Advaith Suresh
Data Entry Assistant
704-687-0040
disability@uncc.edu

Advaith is a Computer Science graduate student specializing in Data Science and Analytics. He joined the office of Disability Services in October 2016 as a Data Entry Assistant

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Kasey Griffin
Kasey Griffin
Student Assistant
704-687-0040
disability@uncc.edu

Kasey joined the Office of Disability Services in the Fall of 2015. She is currently a senior working toward a BS in Biology with minors in Biotechnology and Chemistry.

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Emily Hohan
Emily Hoban
Student Assistant
704-687-0040
disability@uncc.edu
Emily is a pre-elementary education major working as an office assistant in the Office of Disability Services. She is from Baltimore, Maryland, but relocated to UNC Charlotte in 2015. 

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Aree McMannen
Aree McMannen
Student Assistant
704-687-0040
disability@uncc.edu
My name is Aree McMannen. I am from Stem, NC (a little town which everyone says they've never heard of, so I typically just say I'm from a town near Durham or Raleigh). I expect to graduate from UNCC in 2019 majoring in Accounting.

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