Meet the DRC Staff

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Susan Gjolmesli

Director

  • Email: susan.gjolmesli@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2658
  • Office Location: B132

  • Bio:

    Susan is our program director and has been a disability advocate for over thirty years. She graduated from Gonzaga University as an Education major. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know the students in the program. Bjorn, Susan’s husband, is from Norway and a member of the Puget Sound Norwegian community.  They …more about Susan Gjolmesli


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AJ Duxbury

Assistant Director

  • Email: aj.duxbury@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2658
  • Office Location: B132

  • Bio:

    AJ is the Assistant Director for the DRC.  She graduated from the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa with a Master of Arts in American Studies, focusing on minority students in higher education, and a Graduate Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies.  Her previous work is largely in college housing where she enjoyed creating safe, inclusive, and celebratory spaces …more about AJ Duxbury


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Amy McCrory

Program Assistant

  • Email: amy.mccrory@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2498
  • Office Location: B132

  • Bio:

    Amy has worked at Bellevue College for a decade and specializes in academic enrollment, assessment accommodating, test proctoring, and initiating disability services. She enjoys reading, spending time with family, and walking with her dog.


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Shiloh Gentry

Program Assistant

  • Email: shiloh.gentry@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2498
  • Office Location: B132

  • Bio:

    Shiloh works at our Front Desk greeting students into the program.  Originally from Texas, Shiloh continued with his Bachelor’s degree at University of Washington in Seattle and fell in love with the area.  He enjoys reading, tennis, yoga, hiking, anything out of doors, good conversation, and good company.


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Jeremiah Swagger

Proctor

  • Email: jeremiah.swagger@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Office Location: B142
  • Office Hours: M-Th 12-9PM, F 8AM-4PM

  • Bio:

    Jeremiah is new to the DRC staff and is excited about providing students with a safe, distraction-free testing environment and the other resources they need to be successful in their education goals.  Jeremiah enjoys writing, reading, drinking coffee, and watching it rain.


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Tokie

Proctor

  • Email: tkelton@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Office Location: B142
  • Office Hours: Mon-Thur 8AM-12PM

  • Bio:

    Tokie (To-Ki-A) recently joined the DRC staff.  She previously was a proctor at Bellevue College’s Test Center.  She graduated from Nagoya International University Japan. She also teaches Continuing Education Japanese classes evenings and Saturdays.  Tokie’s background in working with many different cultures contributes to her calm and understanding style towards people of all backgrounds.  In …more about Tokie


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Anne Carpenter

Assistive Technology Specialist

  • Email: a.carpenter@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2015
  • Office Location: B132
  • Office Hours: M-Th 6AM-4PM

  • Bio:

    Anne is our assistive technology specialist who enjoys working with students regarding their use of technology and alternative media.


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Colin Donovan

Disability Specialist

  • Email: ck.donovan@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2699
  • Office Location: B132

  • Bio:

    Colin is a 2007 graduate of The Evergreen State College, where he focused on Disability Studies and community organizing. Colin is a passionate advocate for folks with disabilities, and has spent the last fifteen years organizing around various identity, cultural, and social justice issues across the U.S. and Canada. He reads voraciously, adores houseplants, and …more about Colin Donovan


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Joey Creek

Deaf Services Specialist & Interpreter

  • Email: joey.creek@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-4159
  • Office Location: B132

  • Bio:

    Joey Creek coordinates ASL interpreters for Bellevue College students, faculty, and campus-wide events and has been an interpreter for over four years. Joey works with students belonging to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (HOH) communities. His experience with interpreting ranges from light legal interpreting, Deaf-Blind interpreting, medical interpreting, and interpreting in higher education (college) including staff/faculty …more about Joey Creek


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Sara Gardner

Autism Spectrum Navigators Program Manager

  • Email: sara.gardner@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2172
  • Office Location: D125E

  • Bio:

    Sara Gardner began her work at Bellevue College in 2010, during the pilot study for what is now the Autism Spectrum Navigators program. Following the pilot, she stayed on to design and develop the program, which she now manages.  Sara is also adjunct faculty: she teaches the first class in the ASN course series to …more about Sara Gardner


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Anna Mason

Autism Spectrum Navigators Program Assistant

  • Email: anna.mason@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: (425) 564-2764
  • Office Location: D125E

  • Bio:

    Anna previously served as a Navigation Assistant and is excited to continue working with ASN. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know the students and seeing them achieve their goals. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Seattle University and has experience as a caseworker and para educator. Her …more about Anna Mason