Malissa Larson, Director
Hello! I am the Director of the Office of Disability Services. I attended Western Oregon University (then named Western Oregon State College) for my undergraduate degree as well as my master's degree. I graduated with my undergraduate degree in American Sign Language/English Interpretation in 1997. My family then moved out of state for a few years and I returned to WOU in 2000 as the Accommodations Coordinator/Staff Interpreter. In Fall of 2003 I started my master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Deafness at WOU and graduated in June 2005. Before returning to Western, I worked for a brief time as a mental health counselor for Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. I started as the Director of Disability Services in January 2008. Professionally I would like to become as versed as possible in a variety of disabilities and learn how to best provide services for each person in the post-secondary education environment.
Stacey Rainey, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator
Earlee Kerekes-Mishra, Accommodations Coordinator
Earlee holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Oregon Institute of Technology, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. She has been with the Office of Disability Services since January of 2008.
Louann Brant, Administrative Program Assistant
Louann Brant, a Colorado native and 22 year Oregon resident joined the ODS team subsequent to a career in Natural Resources with the USDA as an Administrative Professional in July 2012.
Peter Flora, Staff Interpreter
Peter graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor degree in ASL/English Interpreting in 2007, and has been working at WOU since 2006.
Myk Rose, Staff Interpreter
Myk graduated from WOU in 2008 with a Bachelor degree in ASL/English Interpreting and has been working at WOU as an Interpreter since September 2008. He has passed his EIPA written and performance and hopes to become NIC certified within a couple of years.
Sarah Hewlett, Staff Interpreter
Sarah holds a BS in Special Education and Rehabilitation/Educational Sign Language Interpreting from the University of Arizona. She has worked in a variety of interpreting settings, but the majority has been education. She started working at WOU at the start of Fall 2009.
Interpreter Coordinator, Susie Friberg, and Staff Interpreters, Sarah Hewlett, Peter Flora and Myk Rose at WOU 2011 Commencement Ceremony
Interpreter Susie Friberg and Staff Interpreters Sarah Hewlett, Peter Flora and Myk Rose at WOU's 2011 Commencement Ceremony.
Office of Disability Services (503) 838-8250 VTTY; fax (503) 838-8721 | or e-mail: email@example.com
Location: APSC room 405
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