Marian Vessels is the Director of the Center, serving in this role since 1996. She provides training and guidance on the ADA as it relates to employment, state and local government, arts and hospitality. Previously, Ms. Vessels was the Executive Director of the Maryland Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and the Director of the Maryland Governor's Office for Individuals with Disabilities.
Karen Goss is the Assistant Director of the Center. She is responsible for program evaluation and reporting obligations, and also works to coordinate the Center's outreach efforts. One of her roles prior to joining the Center was as the Business Development Specialist with the One-Stop Career Center in Wheaton, Maryland. In that role she worked closely with the Department of Economic Development, businesses, state and local governments, health care providers, and Maryland's Lead Disability Program Navigator. She has extensive business management and human resources experience in the private sector.
Clair Stanley is the Training Specialist for the Center. She conducts training for a myriad of entities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Among her primary areas of expertise are Title I, II, and III of the ADA. Claire has a Juris Doctorate (JD) and is well-versed in the legal requirements of the law.
Maynor Guillen is a Technical Information Specialist for the Center. He provides information on all aspects of the ADA, manages the technical aspects of online training, provides audio-visual support, and is involved in other projects. Prior to joining the Center, Maynor was the Assistive Technology Specialist for the City of Alexandria's One-Stop Center, where he provided employment services, training, and information on reasonable accommodations.
Nancy Horton is a Project Specialist for the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, where she develops training materials and writes articles on all aspects of the ADA. She also maintains the Center's websites. Ms. Horton has been working in the disability field for more than twenty-five years. Her experience includes conducting site accessibility surveys and architectural plans reviews, as well as training on employment issues, accessible design, and effective communication requirements.
Barbara Van Dyke
Barbara Van Dyke is the Outreach Coordinator for the Center. Her activities include promoting the ADA Center and its initiatives, events, and products. She is responsible for encouraging membership and coordinating activities for the ADA Center's resource networks - the Community Partners Network, Title II Network, Corrections and Law Enforcement Network, and Transit Network. She also manages the Center's social media presence and develops information resources and tools for the Center and its associates. Ms. Van Dyke is part of the team that produces the Center's conferences, including the annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update.
In addition to her work at the Center, Ms. Van Dyke helps manage her family business, an independent mortgage brokerage. She has also served in many capacities as a volunteer with the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS in business management.
Carleen Crespo supports a wide variety of services and projects as the Office Administrator at the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. Ms. Crespo has a BA in English, and her previous experiences include working as an editor, acting as an event coordinator for a major bookstore, and serving as a Church Parish Administrator. Her many interests include music, theater, alternative medicine, and cooking for her family.