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Meet the Access-Ability Services Staff

Suzanne McNeil, M.Ed, C.A.G.S

Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Student Health and Wellness

Suzanne McNeil received her Master's Degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Marriage and Family Therapy/Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College in 1994.  Suzanne has been at the University of Hartford for 23 years and has worked in Residential Life, the Student Success Center, and currently works in the Dean of Students Office.  Suzanne's background is in counseling, student affairs administration, and disability services in higher education.

Tracy Carlson, MA, LPC, NCC


Tracy Carlson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Saint Joseph.  Her background is in counseling and disability services in higher education.  Tracy joined the University of Hartford in  August 2015.

Patricia O'Donovan

Office Coordinator

Patty has been employed at the University of Hartford for 17 years.  She joined Access-Ability Services in 2006.  She works directly with students scheduling weekly appointments and tests, and makes sure students are able to access their accommodations.  She is responsible for the budget and assists in the smooth running of the office.  Patty is an active student at the University, working towards her degree.

Laura Corey

Academic Coach

For the last 5 years, Laura has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Hartford teaching Academic Strategies in Hillyer College.  She joined Access-Ability Services in 2014 as an academic coach.  Laura is also teaching composition at another institution and has previously taught high school English.  Laura shares that “Although my first love is teaching, I enjoy the opportunity to work with students individually here, to get a better understanding of where they are coming from, and so to help them with college challenges.”

Pam Scalise

Academic Coach

Pam is a student in the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology at the University of Hartford, pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She received her M.A. degree in Clinical Practices from the University of Hartford. Pam joined Access-Ability Services in 2017 as an Academic Coach. Pam is passionate about helping students identify resources and implement tools to help them succeed in college.