Mary Ellen Vigeant
Director of Disability Services

Mary Ellen partners with faculty and staff to promote accessible environments and advocate for accessibility needs across the Law Center. Mary Ellen meets with students with disabilities to determine reasonable accommodations through an interactive process and provides guidance related to time management, healthy productivity, MPRE or Bar accommodations, and disclosure of disabilities to professors or employers. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Mary Ellen was a Student Accessibility and Academic Resource Specialist at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Mary Ellen is a Speech Language Pathologist and worked with children with disabilities prior to entering higher education. She earned a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Merrimack College, a M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.S. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Rhode Island.

 

Allison Canaday looking at the camera and smilingAllison Canaday
Assistant Director of Disability Services and Wellness

Allison works directly with students with disabilities, and at times their professors, to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and University policy and protocol. Allison partners with Law Center staff to develop programs and communications that promote attention to personal well-being as a core professional skill. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Allison was a Vocational Specialist at Brain Injury Services, where she worked to provide job opportunities and negotiated reasonable workplace accommodations for brain injury survivors. She earned a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University.