#Disability Services

Meet the CMC Disability Services Coordinators

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.

Debra Farmer

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.

Christine Londos

Anne M. Moll Ed. D., Roaring Fork  and Aspen Campuses

Our office serves the Roaring Fork (Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs at Spring Valley, Carbondale) 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.

Anne E. Moll

Libby Neal, MA, LPC, Rifle Campus

I am delighted to join Colorado Mountain College, Rifle campus, as the Disability Services Coordinator. I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Art Studio from University of California at Santa Barbara, California and later earned a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology, with a specialization in Art Therapy, from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. Post graduate education found me completing Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training in a conjoint program between University of Colorado Psychiatric Health Sciences Center and Denver Psychoanalytic Society.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’ve worked as a Primary Therapist, Art Therapist and Family Therapist for Denver Children’s Home, Colorado Children’s Home, Eating Disorder Center of Denver and Aurora Mental Health. Later, I served as Executive Clinical Director or Director of Clinical Services at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders, Remuda Ranch Center for Eating Disorders, and The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders. Currently, I have a clinical practice specializing in eating disorders and trauma.

In my free time I can usually be found riding my horse Sweetie, with my cattle dogs, Rowdy and Shiloh close behind.

Libby Neal

Sue O’Connor, Edwards Campus

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.

Sue O’Connor

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.

Jan Ohmstede, M.S.

Karin Mitchell, Breckenridge and Dillon Campuses

As the part time Disabilities Services Coordinator for the Summit Campus, I support students with disabilities in Dillon and Breckenridge. Whether students are new to college, returning after a hiatus, or transferring into CMC, I am happy to help students acquire the necessary documentation of their disability and develop accommodations to help students be successful in college.

I graduated from Saint Louis University with my bachelor’s in Education with a focus on Special Education and hold a Colorado K-12 teaching certificate in several areas. I have a master’s in Writing from Regis University. I began at CMC as a student, taking Avalanche and Spanish courses out of interest, and moved on to become a writing tutor during my master’s program. Then I taught ESL, GED, and Comp I&II at CMC before becoming the Disabilities Services Coordinator. I published a book called Between Families, the first in a series, and launched the book through CMC’s Speaker Series. I love reading, writing, skiing, running, and playing soccer.

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.

Karin Mitchell, M.A.