Meet our Staff
Linda Jaco, Associate Director for Sponsored Programs
Linda Jaco is the Associate Director for Sponsored Programs, Department of Wellness, Oklahoma State University. She received her M.S. in School Psychology from Columbia University in 1977 and her B.S. in Secondary Education and Child Development from the University of Houston in 1974. She worked as a school psychologist with the Houston Independent School District and as Supervisor of Psychological Services at The John E. Fogarty Center in Providence, RI before her appointment as Program Manager of Oklahoma ABLE Tech in October 1995.
In February 2006, Linda was appointed Assistant Director for Sponsored Programs in the OSU Department of Wellness and in 2012 to Associate Director for Sponsored Programs where she oversees a number of private, state, and federal grant programs totaling in excess of $5 million annually. Linda has served on a number of national, state, and local task forces and boards related to disability and agricultural issues. Additionally, she has worked with many agencies, organizations, as well as non-profit entities making a policy change and advocating for individuals with disabilities, substance abuse or agricultural concerns. She has been very active both at the state and national levels working on legislative issues.
Linda currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs. She is married to William Jaco who holds the Grayce B. Kerr and Regents Professor of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University.
Kimberly Berry, Assistive Technology Teacher
Kimberly Berry joined ABLE Tech in 2011 as an Assistive Technology Teacher and earned Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) Certification from Northeastern State University in 2013. Kimberly provides training and support to help educators obtain accessible educational materials (AEM) and related assistive technology (AT) for students in public schools. She also coordinates training events, consultations, and other services offered through ABLE Tech’s contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and a minor in Management Science and Computer Systems from Oklahoma State University in 1987. She then studied Media Communications at Tarrant County College in Texas in between her travels as a flight attendant for Pan Am. After graduating in 1993, she spent the next 17 years working in radio, television, and print media. Kimberly entered the education field in 2007, initially as a Substitute Teacher, then as a Teacher’s Assistant in special education classrooms throughout Stillwater. Upon receiving Alternative Teacher Certification, Kimberly taught Adaptive P.E. for Stillwater’s extended school year (ESY) program. Kimberly is thrilled to be able to incorporate many elements of her past experiences into her contributions at ABLE Tech.
Rob Carr, ICT Program Manager
Rob Carr is an Information and Communication Technology Accessibility (ICT) Program Manager for Oklahoma ABLE Tech. He provides expertise on functional and technical accessibility, accessibility policy, and institutionalizing accessibility. His main focus as Accessibility Coordinator is to manage the Web Accessibility in Higher Education Project (WAHEP) and help institutions of higher education throughout Oklahoma create more accessible digital campus environments. He previously worked in information technology and communications at The University of Oklahoma. He resides in Norman with his wife and two sons.
Melisa Cranfield, Reutilization Program Manager
Melisa is a registered occupational therapist. She grew up in Vermont and received her associate in science and her Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in 2002, then received her Masters in occupational therapy and her Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) certification in 2010. She has worked in virtually all settings, with people ages three weeks to 104 years! Her professional passion is assistive technology (AT) and matching the right people with the right equipment.
Melisa has been married to her husband, Eric, for the past 5 years, and has two boys, Jett and Jacob, ages 4 and 2.
Shelley Gladden, State Level Loan Program Manager
Shelley Gladden joined Oklahoma ABLE Tech in May 2012. As a Grant Coordinator, her primary role is the financial loan program for consumers to purchase assistive technology, Shelley assists in numerous roles with ABLE Tech, including the demonstration and loan program, fire safety grant, a state department of education contract, and is a hearing support specialist to consumers, teachers, and professionals. She is a statewide trainer for Hearing Loss Association of America through the N-CHATT program, Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers in which she collaboratively provides training to consumers with hearing loss, as well as professionals who work with consumers with hearing loss, on understanding Hearing Assistive Technology that can be used when hearing aids are not enough. She has spent her career working with individuals with disabilities in various settings in both Oklahoma and Texas and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She is currently seeking a Graduate Certification in Non-Profit Management through Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.
Tammie Honeyman, Administrative Associate
Tammie Honeyman came to OSU on a basketball scholarship in 1979 and graduated with a Bachelors's degree in Business Administration. She has worked in several areas of OSU before joining the ABLE Tech team in August. Tammie coordinates financial operations for Sponsored Programs and also oversees the human resource needs for Sponsored Programs employees. She also assists with the Smoke Alarm and Home Fire Safety project.
Kim O'Meilia, Marketing & Accessibility Specialist
Kim O’Meilia joined the Oklahoma ABLE Tech team in September 2018. She has had an accomplished marketing career in the Tulsa market since her OSU graduation with a Bachelor's degree in graphic design in 1988. Her experience includes working for multiple ad agencies, corporate in-house marketing departments, and 8 years at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa within her role as the Marketing Manager and Senior Art Director. She has served on the board for the Art Directors Club of Tulsa, ADCT and hopes to share her artwork and skills in the Stillwater community.
Clara Orr, Business and Administrative Operations Specialist
Clara Orr joined ABLE Tech in January 2020. She attended OSU from 1996 to 1998 and transferred to the University of Phoenix, in OKC to complete her Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She received her Master of Science in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, with an emphasis in Occupational Education from OSU in 2012. Clara has a variety of experiences working in medical fields, state and federal government, oilfield manufacturing, and education.
She and her husband, Ricky, have two children, and two grandchildren
Lyssa Prince, ICT Coordinator
Lyssa Prince joined ABLE Tech in May 2018 as an Information and Communication Technology Accessibility (ICT) Coordinator. She will be working with groups across Oklahoma, such as Oklahoma Works, to ensure that their websites and digital media are accessible and usable for all. You might see her providing training on how to make PDF and Word documents accessible or on how to meet Oklahoma’s accessibility guidelines for websites.
Kelli Jones, Sr Admin Support Specialist
Kelli began working at the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program in March 2018. She processes the applications received for medical equipment, follows up with applicants to complete their paperwork and reassigns the medical equipment according to the applicant’s needs.
Kelli graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and from Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Education/Human Services. She has worked as a project manager and facilitator, a teacher working abroad, a business owner, and as a legal assistant and office manager. She also volunteers with philanthropic organizations, including OSU Coaches vs Cancer.
Allyson Robinson, Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Assistive Technology Specialist
Allyson specializes in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) solutions. She is an adjunct lecturer at OSU teaching the AAC class to graduate students since 2013. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and from the University of Kansas in 2008 with a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology. Allyson worked previously for Pawnee Public Schools serving children ages 3-18. Allyson and her husband, Kyle, have three sons, Carter, Callan, and Conley, and a daughter, Claire.
Shelby Sanders, Assistive Technology Specialist
Shelby Sanders manages the short-term device loan and demo program at Oklahoma ABLE Tech. She works with all Assistive Technology categories. Shelby has her Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) from California State University, Northridge. Shelby attended the University of Central Oklahoma from 1994 to 1996 on a tennis scholarship and transferred to Oklahoma State University to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She has two daughters, Brooklyn and Blair.
Brian Sargent, Reutilization Site Coordinator
Brian Sargent is the Site Coordinator for the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP). He is responsible for the retrieval, sanitation, refurbishment, and reassignment of durable medical equipment, as well as coordinate with vendors for equipment repair. Brian previously was a sports reporter for newspapers in Tahlequah and Norman, and a general assignments reporter for an Oklahoma City newspaper. During Oklahoma’s centennial celebration, he coordinated and was responsible for the Oklahoman’s coverage of the 2007 event. Brian grew up in Stillwater and attended Oklahoma City University where he received coursework in mass communications. He lives in Oklahoma City with his son, Cody.
Tabatha Scott, Speech-Language Pathologist
Tabatha Scott joined ABLE Tech in November 2019 as a Speech Pathology Specialist. She attended OSU from 1990 to 1993 and transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma to complete her Bachelor of Science in Education in Speech Pathology. She received her Masters in Education in Speech Pathology from Northeastern State University in 1995. Tabatha has gained experience in a multitude of settings to include skilled nursing, hospital, home health, outpatient, and working with those with developmental disabilities.
She and her husband, Brandon, have two sons Casen and Cutter, and a daughter, Mailey.
Amy Woods, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Amy has been involved in pediatric occupational therapy since graduating from Tulsa Community College in 2011 where she earned her Associate of Applied Science. Amy's experience in occupational therapy has included working with ages ranging from infants to 18 years of age. Her personal experience with diagnoses includes TBI, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorders, Fine Motor, Visual Motor, Handwriting, and Developmental Delays.