Meet our team members

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Jamie Axelrod

Director

Jamie Axelrod grew up in New York City and attended New York University where he earned a BA in Psychology. He earned his MS in Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After graduating with his MS, Jamie began working as a mental health therapist in Valparaiso, Indiana before moving to Wyoming. In Wyoming, Jamie continued his work as a mental health therapist and pursued his passion for outdoor sports.

After 10 years at a community mental health center Jamie went to work for Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc., a disability rights advocacy law firm. At Protection and Advocacy Systems, Jamie served as an advocate assisting individuals with disabilities with claims that their civil rights had been violated.

Jamie joined the Disability Resources team in August of 2007.

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ElizaBeth Pifer

Assistive Technologist

ElizaBeth Pifer is the Assistive Technology Specialist at Disability Resources. She started her career in Rehabilitation Technology service delivery 24 years ago at Georgia Tech, and worked at Northern Arizona University for the AZ Technology Access Program from 1996 to 1999.

Before returning to Northern Arizona University in August of 2007, she worked for ten years as the Director of Rehabilitation Technology Services for a community based independent living and assistive technology resource center on the Navajo Nation.

ElizaBeth is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Practitioner and a US Rehabilitation Certified Environmental Access Consultant. She received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and received her Master’s in Accessibility and Inclusive Design. In her free time she enjoys creating art, gardening, experimenting with solar cooking, and being walked by her two Mastiffs.

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Chuck Eade

Testing coordinator

Chuck Eade is a Testing Coordinator/Disability Resources Specialist at Disability Resources. He started his career in higher education working as an academic adviser at Phoenix College and has worked for the last five years as a Residence Hall Director at Baylor University and here at Northern Arizona University respectively.

Chuck received his degrees here at Northern Arizona University and is a True Blue graduate with four degrees. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, photography, reading, and watching/playing baseball (especially the Boston Red Sox).

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Christine Morrissette

Office specialist

Christine Morrissette has made her home in Flagstaff for the past 20 years. She has two daughters who are Northern Arizona University graduates as well as herself. After working as a legal assistant for many years, she now enjoys working on the beautiful mountain campus, assisting students at Disability Resources.

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Barbara Steen

Specialist

Barbara Steen is a Disability Resources Specialist and works directly with students to assist them in receiving accommodations.

Barbara attended Northern Arizona University and earned her BS in Education. She received her MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

Barbara grew up in a military family and lived all over the United States and Asia. She moved to Flagstaff in 1983 and has lived here since. Barbara worked at the university for seven years as a Certified Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She then took a position as a Rehabilitation Counselor with the State of Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration for nine years. Barbara returned to Northern Arizona University in November of 2009 to work at Disability Resources.

In her free time Barbara enjoys walking her dogs, reading, movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Sonny Jaramillo

Bus driver

Sonny has been at Northern Arizona University for 24 years. He has been the Disability Resources bus driver for 19 years. He enjoys working with the students.