Our Staff

Karen Goss

Karen Goss is the Co-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.

Ann Deschamps

Ann Deschamps is the Co-Director of the Center. She coordinates research projects, as well as training activities related to the ADA. Ann also manages the ADA Trainer Leadership Network, which works to expand ADA training opportunities in local communities.

Caleb Berkemeier

Caleb Berkemeier is the Training Specialist for the Center, where he coordinates webinars and podcasts, plans the annual ADA conference, and conducts customized trainings for businesses, universities, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Before joining the Center, he taught for several years at Kent State University, where he is completing a dissertation in disability studies.

Maynor Guillen

Maynor Guillen is the E-Learning and Multimedia Specialist for the Center. He 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.

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, develops information resources and tools, and is part of the team that organizes the Center's conferences and events.

In addition to her work at the Center, Barbara 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.

Nancy Horton

Nancy Horton is a Project Specialist for the Center, where she develops training materials and writes articles on all aspects of the ADA. She also maintains the Center's websites. Nancy has been working in the disability field for more than thirty 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.

Carleen Crespo

Carleen Crespo is the Information Specialist at the Center, where she responds to a wide variety of questions on the ADA. She also supports other Center activities, including planning for conferences and other events. She 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.

Jasmine Powell

Jasmine Powell is the Office Administrator at the Center, where she fills a variety of administrative roles. She serves as the first point of contact for callers and assists with conference and event planning. Jasmine enjoys helping people and has extensive experience in customer service roles.

In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys water-related activities, wine-tasting, traveling, and especially being an aunt to her five nieces and nephews.