Our Team

Each DSS staff member brings a unique, specialized set of skills to the office and, by extension, our student population.

We represent a broad knowledge base covering areas ranging from administrative expertise to academic training and cultural outreach.

We are very much looking forward to working with you, and we welcome the opportunity to address any questions that you might have about our office or the university as a whole. Students can identify their DSS point of contact by college or school affiliation.

Email  general inquiries to [email protected] or call (202) 994-8250. You may  also schedule a in-person or virtual appointment with a DSS team member:

Maggie Butler, Ph.D., CRC, Director

Dr. Butler is the point of contact for students within the following schools and colleges:

  • Law
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing

Schedule a meeting with Dr. Butler

Diedre Lamb, Assistant Director, Disability Support Services 

  • Columbian College of Arts & Sciences( co-shared)
  • Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Elliott School of International Affairs

Schedule a meeting with Diedre Lamb

Ann BodnarSenior Accessibility Associate, Student Connections

Ann Bodnar is the point of contact for students within the following schools and colleges:

  • Columbian College of Arts & Sciences(co-shared)
  • School of Business
  • Graduate School of Education and Human Development
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Undeclared majors

Schedule a meeting with Ann Bodnar

Chia-Ling Chiao, Associate Director of Disability Technology Access

Chia-Ling is the point of contact for students with Assistive Technology and Auxillary Aids:

Schedule a meeting with Chia-Ling Chiao


Ashley Smith, Senior Accessibility Associate, Test Proctoring

Ashley is the point of contact for students and faculty who require assistance with GW test proctoring and accommodation verifications for high stakes exams(e.g., Boards, GRE, Bar). 

Contact Ashley to discuss  test proctoring or accommodation verification.

Elizabeth " Liz" QueenAccessibility Associate, Test Proctoring

Liz  supports test proctoring  and notetaking accommodations for DSS