Meet the CMC Disability Services Coordinators
Debra Farmer, Steamboat Springs Campus | Christine Londos, Leadville Campus | Anne Moll, Roaring Fork, Rifle and Aspen Campuses | Sue O’Connor, Edwards Campus | Jan Ohmstede, Leadville and Chaffee County | Kate Wurster, Dillon and Breckenridge Campus
Debra Farmer, Steamboat Springs Campus
As the Disability Services Coordinator for the Steamboat Springs Campus, I assist students with a variety of support services. These are individualized in order to meet the needs of each student. The support a student receives, however, is based upon the documentation information about his/her disability. Since there are no special education classes separate from the regular courses that are offered, it is important that you meet with me on a regular basis so that I can help you be successful with your class work.
I am a native of Colorado and have worked in a variety of educational systems from preschool to college level with many different types of students with special needs. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Colorado. I also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Metro State College, Denver, Colorado. I received my Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Colorado.
Christine Londos, Leadville Campus
Originally from Southern California, I escaped the concrete in 1995 to life in the high country! I recently added Disability Services Coordinator to my continuing TRiO Success Center Coordinator position, which I’ve held for nearly 17 years. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to support even more students as they pursue their academic goals.
My Bachelor of Arts degree is in psychology from Chapman University in Orange, CA. I switched to the Master of Science in Counseling program and graduated from California State University, Fullerton, CA. I then proceeded to earn my Marriage and Family Therapist license. For eight years I worked with teens and their families providing counseling within a juvenile diversion program, providing clinical supervision to counseling interns.
I was happy to land at Colorado Mountain College when I moved to Leadville. I’ve taught Composition, Public Speaking and Writing courses in addition to my usual psychology courses. One of our campus mottos is “Everybody teaches; everybody learns.” This resonates with my core priorities of respecting, engaging and valuing all I encounter. I look forward to working with any students along their educational path.
Anne M. Moll Ed. D., Roaring Fork, Rifle and Aspen Campuses
Our office serves the Roaring Fork (Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs at Spring Valley, Carbondale), Rifle, and Aspen campuses. We are here to support students who have documented disabilities that affect their ability to access learning at CMC. Please feel free to contact me with questions you might have regarding your time at CMC.
I bring to CMC with a great deal of knowledge and expertise in the area of Disability Services. I earned dual certification in general education and special education for my bachelor’s, received a Masters in Special Education/Reading and a Doctorate in Educational Administration. My experience ranges from teaching in the K12 settings to developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses combining education and special education at Bellarmine University in Kentucky.
In addition to my teaching, I served as a statewide consultant in the disability field for Kentucky for 11 years. Additionally, I’ve worked as an independent Education Consultant since 1990 providing professional development on local, state, and national levels on federal laws related to disabilities, instructional design, grading practices, data collection, individualized education, as well as advocacy for students, teachers, administrators and parents.
Sue O’Connor, Edwards
As the Disability Services Coordinator at the Edwards Campus, I work diligently to support and assist students who have documented disabilities. I work with many different types of students at our Edwards campus and cater to each student’s individualized needs. Some students are attending college for the first time while others are returning to college after taking a hiatus. Additionally, I support students with disabilities who take CMC classes in High School here in Eagle County.
A native of New York, I received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to working at CMC, I worked in the Montgomery County, Maryland Public School System as a School Counselor. Since the majority of students I have worked closely with over the years have been students with disabilities, I have become passionate about this population. It is important to me that educational institutions uphold federal laws concerning equal access for students with disabilities. Working with the college population has been a new venture for me, and one which has proven to be exciting and rewarding.
Please contact me should you have a learning, medical or other disability which impacts your learning. I would be happy to register you with my office so that we can determine the best learning supports for you at Colorado Mountain College.
Jan Ohmstede, Leadville and Chaffee County Campuses
As the part time Disability Services Coordinator for the Timberline campus, I support students with disabilities at the Leadville and Chaffee County sites, including students concurrently enrolled in CMC and high school. I have worked for over 30 years as a speech pathologist, early interventionist, and service coordinator for individuals experiencing a wide range of disabilities in rural and remote areas of Nebraska, Wyoming and Alaska. As the Disability Services Coordinator for postsecondary students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I collaborated closely with Student Support Services and Developmental Studies to support first time college students and students returning to college in pursuit of new skills. Being part of a postsecondary team committed to student success is my goal at CMC, and I look forward to this opportunity.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Education in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Master of Science in Human Development and Family from the University of Nebraska –Lincoln. While working at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I recognized the high quality of the Paralegal Studies program and later completed the A.A.S. degree in this field. I moved to Chaffee County from Interior Alaska in November 2013 and look forward to the recreational opportunities of the Arkansas River and mountains of southern and central Colorado.
I encourage students to contact me before they begin classes each semester if they need accommodations or other supports to be successful. We can discuss their concerns, determine their eligibility for accommodations based upon the documentation they provide, and get these supports in place early in the semester.
Kate Wurster, Dillon & Breckenridge
Housed out of Colorado Mountain College’s Summit Campus (serving students at our Dillon & Breckenridge sites), I am thrilled to join the team of Disability Service Coordinators, who support students on their path to achieving higher education goals in the mountains! Having worked at other CMC locations (Edwards & Leadville) in other student service-oriented roles, it is exciting to have the opportunity to now work in the same community in which I live!
Hailing from the great state of Maine, where I was raised, and where I also received my B.A. in German from Bates College and my M.S. in Education from Thomas College, it is wonderful to live and work in a location that also embraces its geographic wonders and provides a stimulating backdrop for those that live, work, and learn here! Alongside advocating for students and supporting them on their academic journeys at CMC, I enjoy taking advantage of the great outdoors through trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, and stand up paddling. I’m also a German language enthusiast and am anxious to start a German roundtable group (Stammtisch) in Summit County, as I have done in Eagle County already.
I am excited to bring eight years of varied higher education student-service experience – from admissions and recruitment, to academic and study abroad advising, to federal grant and student activities programming – to the CMC Summit Campuses. Most notably, I look forward to fulfilling the role of Disability Services Coordinator at Colorado Mountain College – a role that not only taps into my passion for increasing access to higher education for ALL students, but one that I also find infinitely rewarding!