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 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 policy change and advocating for individuals with disability, substance abuse or agricultural concerns. She has been very active both at the state and national level 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.
Dawn Aaron, Administrative Assistant
Dawn came to OSU in 2014 from Mesa, AZ. She started working as the Administrative Associate at the OSU Child Development Laboratory where she was exposed to ABLE Tech through the technology being used there on the children living with disabilities. She joined the ABLE Tech team in August 2018. Dawn has an Associate’s Degree in Health & Technology and is working on her Bachelors from OSU in Human Development and Family Sciences. She is married and together, she and her husband have six children. She loves OSU sports, camping and goofing off with her two sons living at home and her 5 grandchildren.
Dina Anderson, Occupational Therapist Specialist
Dina Anderson specializes in assistive technology for daily living needs and learning/cognition. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1999 with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. Her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration and Management comes from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Dina worked as an Occupational Therapist in the public schools for 16 years and was an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Tulsa Community College for two years. Dina obtained her Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification in July 2015. She and her husband, Scott, have two daughters.
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 spend 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, ICTA Program Manager
Rob Carr is an Information and Communication Technology Accessibility (ICTA) 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.
Shelley Gladden, Loan Coordinator
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, 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 trainings 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.
Milissa Gofourth, State Level Program Manager
Milissa Gofourth is a Program Manager at Oklahoma ABLE Tech. Prior to this assignment she was the Policy/Funding Specialist, and has been with the program housed at Oklahoma State University, Seretean Wellness Center since 1996. In her role she ensures the timely and effective completion of the State Level program goals for device loan, device demo, low interest financial loans and reutilization of AT. Additionally, Milissa advocates and promotes public policy that will enable individuals with all types of disabilities of all ages to access assistive technology. Milissa also provides information, referral, and advocacy to persons with disabilities, their family members, and professionals to enhance their access to assistive technology and other disability related services. She is a member of the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council, Advisory Council for the Centers for Learning and Leadership, and on the Board of Directors of MPower, a community rehabilitation program for individuals with developmental disabilities. Milissa graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Special Education and her M.S. in Health Care Administration.
Lynda Halley, Marketing Coordinator
Lynda Halley joined Oklahoma ABLE Tech in March 2015. Her background as a graphic and web designer/programmer assists ABLE Tech and all sponsored programs in fulfilling their print collateral and digital graphic needs. Lynda is an OSU graduate, went on to graduate school at Notre Dame to get her MFA, and soon returned to Stillwater to teach graphic design and illustration in the OSU Art Department. She then moved on to teach design and computer publishing at California State University at Northridge (CSUN) for seven years before returning to Stillwater to be near, and tend to, her parents. Lynda shares her love of creating and designing as a volunteer for several non-profit organizations in Stillwater including Remember the Ten Run, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, and a couple of educational and social clubs. She has a young dog, SOX, who keeps her busy and amused.
Tammie Honeyman, Administrative Associate
Tammie Honeyman came to OSU on a basketball scholarship in 1979, and graduated with a Bachelors 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 is also assists with the Smoke Alarm and Home Fire Safety project.
Lyssa Prince, ICTA Coordinator
Lyssa Prince joined ABLE Tech in May 2018 as an Information and Communication Technology Accessibility (ICTA) 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.
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.
Sandra Wright, State Leadership Program Manager,
Speech-Language Pathologist, PhD., CCC-SLP
Sandra earned her doctorate degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Kansas. She has over 15 years of experience working with persons with significant communication challenges, developmental language disorders or delayed social language skills. She is an expert in augmentative and alternative communication and social language development.
Katie Woodward, Reutilization Program Manager
Katie Woodward is the Program Manager for the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP) since it opened its doors in April 2012. Oklahoma ABLE Tech and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority have partnered to create the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program. The program is designed to reuse valuable DME that is no longer needed, and assign it to someone in need at no cost. Katie has worked in the field of grant management since 2004 where she worked for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. She has worked with grants dealing with the disabled, impoverished, elderly, and children. These grants have taken her to every corner of the state to ensure Oklahomans from every place receive any benefits they are able to obtain. She is a native Oklahoman, growing up in Edmond and moved to Guthrie in 1994. She has two children, a son Kaleb, and a daughter, Mary Kate.
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 received coursework in mass communications. He lives in Oklahoma City with his son, Cody.
Kelli McDoulett, Reutilization Grant Coordinator
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 Bachelors 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.