Maria Schiano, LMSW
Director, Accessibility Services
Maria has been serving as the Director of Accessibility Services at County College of Morris since 2014. She started her career in Higher Education Disability Services at New York University before moving to New Jersey. Maria holds a BA is Psychology and a BA in Women’s Studies from Brooklyn College. She holds a Master’s in Social Work from NYU. She has over 15 years of higher education experience in areas of student disability accommodations, assistive technology, student health insurance, LGBTQ+ services, and HIV/AIDS counseling. Her areas of specialization are with students on the Autism Spectrum, Deaf/Hard-of Hearing and Visually-Impaired/Blind. Maria also serves as the President of the New Jersey Association on Higher Education & Disability (NJ-Ahead).
Jessica has been working in the field of higher education disability services since 2014. She earned her undergraduate degree at East Stroudsburg University in psychology with a minor in womenâ€™s studies. After gaining some experience working in behavioral and mental health, Jessica earned a masterâ€™s degree in social work from Marywood University in Scranton Pennsylvania. Working with teens and adolescents with mental health and cognitive challenges in residential and community settings inspired Jessica to obtain her clinical license in social work (LCSW) in 2014. Jessica enjoys spending time outdoors and has a true passion for health and wellness.
Accessibility Support Specialist
Annemarie holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned her masterâ€™s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Montclair State University. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) as well as a nationally certified counselor (NCC). She has experience working in a variety of mental health settings including a hospital, a higher education counseling center and two outpatient facilities. Annemarie has several years of higher education accessibility support experience that she brings with her to CCM. Â She believes in a holistic approach to success and enjoys working with students to reach their goals. When not working, Annemarie enjoys reading, traveling, being creative through crafting and spending time with family and friends.
Accessibility Support Specialist
Karissa is an Accessibility Support Specialist who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and secondary education from William Paterson University. She is endorsed to teach students with disabilities. She is currently working toward her MSW at Rutgers University online. Karissa enjoys working with students and staff and is excited about the continuous learning experiences at CCM. In her free time, Karissa enjoys traveling, hiking, swimming, and camping.
Laurie has been the administrative assistant for the Accessibility Services Office since 1999. Laurie has extensive customer service experience and has previously worked in both the business industry and in special education settings in Morris County K-12 schools. Laurie is a very knowledgeable resource for the department and enjoys working with CCM students, parents and CCM staff. Laurie lives with her husband in Morristown for over 30 years and has 3 adult daughters