Provost Advisory Committee

The Provost Advisory Committee on Resources for Students and Employees with Disabilities comprises faculty, students and administrative staff appointed annually by the Provost. This university wide committee helps to assess the needs of this population and recommend policies, processes and resources for improving the physical and functional aspects of accessibility for the campus community. The major issues for this committee include access to facilities, resources to support special needs, and communication of special needs within the Yale community.

Every member of the Advisory Committee serves on a sub-committee to gather and prepare information focused on specific concerns.

The Facilities Access Group helps to assess the accessibility of buildings and grounds. It works with other departments to review new and renovated facilities for accessibility and evaluates needs and priorities for annual budgeting recommendations. It develops and monitors supplementary standards for planning accessible facilities and for maintenance of accessible facilities once they have been achieved.

The Education, Awareness and Publicity group develops educational programs and publicity which broadens the awareness of special needs and resources for persons with disabilities.

The Service group helps to assess the special needs for services, such as transportation and access along paths-of-travel, and state-of-the-art resources for assistive technologies. It further recommends guidelines to make these services available for persons dependent on prompt and timely services.

Technology Access group identifies accessibility issues related to the use of electronic resources at Yale University and works within the institutional framework to partner with relevant units responsible for their design and delivery to increase awareness of the issues and to recommend options for accommodations.

For further information, contact:

  • The Provost Advisory Committee on Resources for Students and Employees with Disabilities 
    Chairperson, Carl Baum
     
  • The Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
    Director, Valarie Stanley
     
  • Resource Office on Disabilities
    Director, Judy York

2016 - 2017 Provost Advisory Committee on Resources for Students and Employees with Disabilities Members

Carl Baum, Chair (2011)
Associate Professor
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
100 York St.
carl.baum@yale.edu
737-7414

Susan Abramson (2015)
Manager
Work Life Program and Child Care Resource
221 Whitney

susan.abramson@yale.edu
432-8069

Rose Bender (2017)
Student, Yale College
rose.bender@yale.edu

Daria Biancardi (2013)
HR Generalist
221 Whitney
daria.biancardi@yale.edu
436-8340

Sarah Chang (2017)
Associate Director
Resource Office on Disabilities
35 Broadway (rear entrance)
sarah.chang@yale.edu
432-3381

Douglas Denes (2009)
Sr. Architect Planner
University Planning Construction and Renovation
Facilities
2 Whitney Ave.
douglas.denes@yale.edu
432-4970

Americo E. Esquibies (2013)
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
15 York St.
americo.esquibies@yale.edu 
737-5477 

Howard Forman (2015)
Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Institute of Social and Policy Studies of Economics, of Management and of Public Health
789 Howard Ave.
howard.forman@yale.edu
785-2384​

Cindy Greenspun (2011) 
Business Systems Analyst
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High
cindy.greenspun@yale.edu
436-4672

Robert Harper-Mangels (2011) 
Assistant Dean
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
1 Hillhouse
robert.harper-mangels@yale.edu
432-2744

Caroline Hendel, ex officio (1995)
Senior Associate General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
WGS – 2 Whitney Avenue, 6th Floor
caroline.hendel@yale.edu
432-4949

David Hirsch (2012)
Director of Academic IT Strategy
Yale Center for Teaching and Learning
320 York
david.hirsch@yale.edu
432-5229

Kyleen Huber (2016)
HR Generalist II
Human Resources
221 Whitney
kyleen.huber@yale.edu
432-6085

Maria Kaliambou (2013)
Senior Lector 1 European Studies
European Studies Council
LUCE 244
34 Hillhouse Ave
maria.kaliambou@yale.edu
436-4194

Lisa Kimmel (2015)
Program Manager 2
Wellness Program
55 Lock St.
lisa.kimmel@yale.edu
436-5484

Ruth Koizim (2002)
Senior Lector
Department of French
82-90 Wall Street
ruth.koizim@yale.edu
432-4904

Anthony Kulikowski (2014)
Associate Director 
Resource Office on Disabilities (alternate)
35 Broadway
Anthony.kulikowski@yale.edu
432-8174

Rafael Lefkowitz (2014)
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Rafael.lefkowitz@yale.edu 
785-6267

Amanda Leiss (2015)
Graduate School representative 
amanda.leiss@yale.edu

Kristi Lockhart (2007)
Lecturer; Associate Research Scientist
Psychology
2 Hillhouse
kristi.lochkart@yale.edu
432-0190

Patrick Loria (2015)
Professor 
Chemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
225 Prospect St.
patrick.loria@yale.edu
436-2518

Christine Muller (2013)
Residential College Dean
Yale College, Academic Affairs
Saybrook College
242 Elm St.
christine.muller@yale.edu
432-0542

Benjamin Nadolsky (2017)
Student, Yale College
benajmin.nadolsky@yale.edu

Sohum Pal (2017)
Student, Yale College
sohum.pal@yale.edu

Naomi Rogers (2013)
Associate Professor
History of Medicine and History
School Of Medicine
Sterling Hall of Medicine L128
333 Cedar St
naomi.rogers@yale.edu
785-4341

Patricia Ryan-Krause (2011)
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
400 West Campus Dr.
patricia.ryan-krause@yale.edu
737-2553

Lisa Sawin (2014)
Director, User Experience and Digital Strategy
Information Technology Services
25 Science Park 578
Lisa.sawin@yale.edu
436-3850

Cynthia Smith (2008)
Associate Provost for Health Affairs and Academic Integrity
Provost Office
2 WGS
cynthia.a.smith@yale.edu
432-4446

Valarie Stanley (2007)
Director
Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
221 Whitney Ave.
valarie.stanley@yale.edu
432-8249

Dorothy van Rhijn, M.D. (2002)
Chief of Employee Health; Clinical Instructor Internal Medicine Education
Yale University Health Services
55 Lock St.
dorothyann.vanrhijn@yale.edu
432-0071

Glenn Weston-Murphy (2016)
Engineering Design Advisor and Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering and Materials
Mason Lab 85
glenn.weston-murphy@yale.edu
436-1925

Judy York, ex officio (2000)
Director
Resource Office on Disabilities
35 Broadway (rear entrance)
judith.york@yale.edu 
432-2325

List current as of 02/23/2017