Meet Our Staff

Maria Schiano, LMSW
Director, Accessibility Services

Maria is the Director of Accessibility Services at County College of Morris CCM and has been in the position for 5 years. 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 Studies from Brooklyn College. She holds a Masters 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 in 2014. Jessica enjoys spending time outdoors and has a true passion for health and wellness.

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 is 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.