About Accessibility Services

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Accessibility Services is to assist students with specific learning needs in achieving access to higher education and to promote their ongoing personal and educational success, as well as to increase the awareness and responsiveness of the campus community to students with disabilities.

Staff

Christine Georgallis, Ph.D.: Director of Accessibility Services

Dr. Christine Georgallis has been working for Saint Leo since August, 2012.  She received her B.A. in Special Education and General Education from the University of Iowa, her M.A. in Special Education from the University of North Florida, and her Doctorate degree in Special

Education from Walden University. Dr. Georgallis taught Special Education classes in public schools for many years prior to coming to Saint Leo.  Her greatest joy is working with students to ensure they have all the tools they need to be successful and working with the faculty to help them understand the challenges some of their students face.  Dr. Chris is also an adjunct professor for Saint Leo. Outside of Saint Leo, she enjoys spending time with her two children, her husband, and her dog, Moe!

Cynthia Di Marco: OAS Testing Assistant

Cynthia Di Marco has been working for Saint Leo since 2014 as a Testing Assistant in the Office of Accessibility Services.  She gets fulfillment knowing she is helping students.  Born and raised in New Jersey, she earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Ramapo College of New Jersey.  She moved to Florida in 2013 with her husband and 2 sons, and says, “it was a big adjustment, but now, palm trees make me happy.” She enjoys being outdoors, swimming, walking, biking, cooking and family time.

Brittany Robinson, M.F.A: Alternative Formatting Coordinator

Brittany Robinson is an alumnus of Saint Leo University, where she earned her B.A. in English in 2012. She returned to Saint Leo a year later to work as a professional English tutor while obtaining her M.F.A in creative writing and transitioned to the Office of Accessibility Services in 2015. She loves being part of a small and dedicated team, learning about new technology, and helping students achieve independence in their studies. Outside of the workplace, she loves writing, cooking, tending to plants, petting her cat, and spending time with her family and friends.

Location

The Office of Accessibility Services is located on the University Campus on the first floor of Kirk Hall, office rooms 121 (Dr. Georgallis) and 120 (Cynthia and Brittany).

Campus Map for Handicap Access

Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed.