ADA Compliance Operations Committee

Charge/Purpose:

  • Strengthen compliance with ADA requirements to provide a welcoming environment for persons with disabilities.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination among units providing services that enhance access to the University’s programs and activities.
  • Provide a forum to share information regarding new regulatory requirements, enforcement trends, and current hot topic issues.

Established in prior to 2004, this committee is not required by law but serves to strengthen compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C., section 701 and section 794[a] and 28 C.F.R. section 35.107, and the 20 U.S.C., 42 U.S.C, Chapter 126, beginning at section 12101, as amended. required by System Regulation 16.01.01, System Ethics and Compliance. The committee meets quarterly.

Members:

Margaret (Peggy) B. Zapalac, ADA Committee Chair  
Amy Sharp, Associate Director – Center on Disability and Development Deena McConnell, Associate Vice President - Provost Office
Irene Scott, Sr. Study Abroad Advisor – Study Abroad Administration Michelle Sullens, Program Coordinator – Division of Research
Jeff McCabe, Sr. Lead IT Consultant – Computing and Information Services Chris Meyer, Assistant Vice President – Safety and Security
Christina Robertson, Director – Environmental Health and Safety Lilia Gonzalez, University Architect – Finance and Operations
Ralph Davila, Facilities and Dining Administration Chris Norton, Director – Telecommunications
Debbie Hoffman, Associate Director – Transportation Services Therese Kucera, Manager – Transportation Services
Kristie Orr, Director – Disability Services Maria Ortega, Assistant Director – Disability Services
Tracey Forman, Assistant Director – Disability Services Cynthia Kauder, IT Policy Analyst – Network Information Security
Jerry Brown, Managing Counsel Student Affairs and Special Projects - Texas A&M University System Anna Satterfield, Associate Director – Human Resources
Annette Wallis, Director of University Compliance – University Risk and Compliance Julie Kuder, Management Advisor – University Risk and Compliance
Mike Caruso, Associate Athletic Director – Events and Game Operations Leslie Lamkin, General Manager – Reed Arena
Tura King, Assistant Director – Marketing and Communications Billy Bielamowicz, Director – University Center and Special Events
   

ADA Compliance Operations Sub-Committee:

A sub-committee the ADA Compliance Operations Committee meets as needed to address current issues. The sub-committee comprises the following members:

Margaret (Peggy) B. Zapalac, ADA Committee Chair Ralph Davila, SSC Solution Services Contract Representative
Kristie Orr, Director – Disability Services Maria Ortega, Assistant Director – Disability Services
Tracey Forman, Assistant Director – Disability Services Annette Wallis, Director of University Compliance – University Risk and Compliance
Julie Kuder, Management Advisor – University Risk and Compliance Jerry Brown, Managing Counsel Student Affairs and Special Projects – Texas A&M University System