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. in Business Administration from Winthrop University and an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of South Carolina.

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

As an 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 academic material, instructional technology, and websites.

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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 more than 9 years. She has worked with people with disabilities for over 20

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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 joined the Office of Disability Services in February 2017.  She has worked in disability services for over 20 years.  Originally from New York City, Dr.

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Student Staff

Pratik Rajni Ashani
Pratik Rajni Ashani
Technology Assistant.
7046870040
disability@uncc.edu

Pratik is a graduate student pursuing his Masters in Computer Science at UNCC. He has been working with the Office of Disability Services since May 2019.

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Sahil Deshmukh
Sahil Deshmukh
Graduate Assistant
7046870040
disability@uncc.edu

Sahil is a graduate student pursuing his Masters in Computer Science at UNCC. He has been working with the Office of Disability Services since Spring 2019.

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Saumya Maniar
Saumya Maniar
Text Conversion Assistant
7046870042
disability@uncc.edu

Saumya Maniar is a graduate student currently pursuing a Masters in Applied Mathematics at UNC Charlotte. Saumya has a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering. He has been working  with the Office of Disability Services as a Text Conversion Assistant since May 2019

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Priya Patel
Priya Patel
Text Conversion Assistant
7046870040
disability@uncc.edu

Priya is a graduate student pursuing her Masters in Information Technology at UNCC. She has been working with the Office of Disability Services since Fall 2018.

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Amanda Rotteck
Amanda Rotteck
Graduate Assistant
7046870042
disability@uncc.edu

Amanda Rotteck graduated from East Carolina University with her B.S. in Recreational Therapy and is currently a first-year graduate student perusing her masters in Health Administration at UNC Charlotte. She joined The Office of Disability Services in the Fall of 2018 as a Graduate Assistant.

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