Meet our team members
Jamie Axelrod grew up in New York City and attended New York University where he earned a BA in Psychology. He earned his MS in Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After graduating with his MS, Jamie began working as a mental health therapist in Valparaiso, Indiana before moving to Wyoming. In Wyoming, Jamie continued his work as a mental health therapist and pursued his passion for outdoor sports.
After 10 years at a community mental health center Jamie went to work for Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc., a disability rights advocacy law firm. At Protection and Advocacy Systems, Jamie served as an advocate assisting individuals with disabilities with claims that their civil rights had been violated.
Jamie joined the Disability Resources team in August of 2007.
ElizaBeth Pifer is the Assistive Technology Specialist at Disability Resources. She started her career in Rehabilitation Technology service delivery 24 years ago at Georgia Tech, and worked at Northern Arizona University for the AZ Technology Access Program from 1996 to 1999.
Before returning to Northern Arizona University in August of 2007, she worked for ten years as the Director of Rehabilitation Technology Services for a community based independent living and assistive technology resource center on the Navajo Nation.
ElizaBeth is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Practitioner and a US Rehabilitation Certified Environmental Access Consultant. She received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and received her Master’s in Accessibility and Inclusive Design. In her free time she enjoys creating art, gardening, experimenting with solar cooking, and being walked by her two Mastiffs.
Christine Morrissette has made her home in Flagstaff for the past 20 years. She has two daughters who are Northern Arizona University graduates as well as herself. After working as a legal assistant for many years, she now enjoys working on the beautiful mountain campus, assisting students at Disability Resources.
Barbara Steen is a Disability Resources Specialist and works directly with students to assist them in receiving accommodations.
Barbara attended Northern Arizona University and earned her BS in Education. She received her MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
Barbara grew up in a military family and lived all over the United States and Asia. She moved to Flagstaff in 1983 and has lived here since. Barbara worked at the university for seven years as a Certified Rehabilitation Teacher for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She then took a position as a Rehabilitation Counselor with the State of Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration for nine years. Barbara returned to Northern Arizona University in November of 2009 to work at Disability Resources.
In her free time Barbara enjoys walking her dogs, reading, movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dorianne Pollack is a Disability Resources Specialist and works directly with students to assist them in receiving accommodations.
Dorianne received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Arizona
State University. She practiced as a speech/language pathologist for several
years before earning her classroom certification and Master’s degree in
Education from NAU. Dorianne taught in elementary school in urban Phoenix for
10 years. After earning her Administrative Certificate in Supervision and
Instruction, she worked as the principal in three different schools in Northern
Arizona. Dorianne returned to school to complete a Master’s Degree from U of A,
in Rehabilitation Counseling, worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor
for the state of Arizona and now enjoys her position as a Disability Resource
Specialist here at NAU.
Dorianne enjoys reading, laughing with friends and family, hiking and cooking. She treasures her family and her dogs.
AFP Student Team Lead
Morgan Mason is currently a student at Northern Arizona
University studying for a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. This is her
fifth year at NAU and her second year of being team lead for the Alternative
Format Program. She grew up in Glendale, Arizona and has followed the footsteps
of her older sister by attending NAU. In the future, Morgan plans to work in
juvenile rehabilitation and crime prevention programming.
Yvonne Rascon is the Testing Coordinator for Disability Resources. Yvonne graduated from NAU with Bachelor of Social work degree in 2013 and was able to work for DR as an undergraduate student during that time. This experience helped her grow as a professional and influenced her social work education. She went on to complete a Master of Social Work degree from ASU in 2014. After graduating from ASU she worked for CCC as a Disability Resources Specialist and continued to learn the value of serving students with disabilities. Yvonne grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and also attended graduate school there, but has called Flagstaff home ever since her freshman year at NAU in 2009. Yvonne loves Flagstaff and the opportunity to serve students with disabilities at the university level. In her free time she enjoys hiking, nature walking, bike riding, reading, drinking wine, trying new things, learning and having fun with her partner and friends.