Our Staff

Our Staff

Ann Deschamps

Ann Deschamps is the Director of the Center. She oversees all Center services and activities, and coordinates research projects. She also manages the ADA Trainer Leadership Network, which works to expand ADA training opportunities in local communities.

Nancy Horton

Nancy Horton is the Associate Director of the Center, where she provides information and guidance to individuals with disabilities, employers, business operators, architects, and others. She also writes articles and develops training materials and other content on all aspects of the ADA.

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.

Braden Walker

Braden Walker is a Technical Assistance Specialist with the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. As a person born with a disability and a former advocate with Disability Options Network (a Center for Independent Living in Pennsylvania), he has first-hand experience with the obstacles that people in the disability community face on a day-to-day basis, and how the ADA can be applied to overcome those barriers. 

Braden also holds a Bachelor of Arts in illustration. Working with both traditional and digital media, he specializes in visual storytelling, concept art, and a wide array of graphic design. 

Maynor Guillen

Maynor Guillen is the E-Learning and Multimedia Producer for the Center. He manages the technical aspects of online learning, along with the production of webinars, podcasts, public service announcements, virtual events, 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.

Thomasina Byrd

Thomasina Byrd is the Administrative Associate for the Center, providing technical and logistical support on a wide variety of projects. Having held positions in the medical, nonprofit, and business fields, Thomasina tailors her skills to meet the needs of others. She has extensive experience as a visionary problem-solver and creative tactician with an innate ability to connect with others.

In Thomasina’s spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys being near the water, dancing, and drawing. Making organic pain relief products is a new passion of hers.