Meet Our Staff

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 Jackson MSW, LCSW
Accessibility Support Specialist

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 women’s studies. After gaining some experience working in behavioral and mental health, Jessica earned a master’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.

Annemarie Sacco MA, LPC, NCC

Accessibility Support Specialist

Annemarie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned her master’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.  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.

Karissa Przyhocki
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. Karissa enjoys working with students and staff and is excited for the continuous learning experiences at CCM. In her free time, Karissa enjoys being active and is working toward becoming a certified personal trainer. She also enjoys traveling, hiking and camping.

Laurie Quinn
Administrative Assistant

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.

Anne Beacken, Ed.M

Academic Strategies Tutor

Anne Beacken has been a CCM Adjunct Faculty member since 2009. In that role, she has taught the courses Academic Strategies I and Academic Strategies II within (what is now ASO), while also teaching in the Education department. Since 2009, she has primarily served as the Academic Strategies tutor for ASO students, providing individualized, one-on-one support for a variety of student concerns.  Anne received her B.A. in English from Douglass College (Rutgers University) and her Ed.M. from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. She taught English in the NJ public schools for ten years and currently has her own private tutoring business. At CCM, she has also enjoyed her role as an EOF Mentor. In her free time, Anne can be found reading novels, baking (please ask me about my ‘Supernatural Brownies’ recipe) and singing.