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Disability Resource Center

DRC Faculty and Staff Contact Information

DRC Front Desk

drc@fhda.edu
Tel: 650.949.7017

Connect with us for general DRC information or to schedule a counseling appointment!


Dean, Disability Resource Center & Veterans Resource Center

JP Schumacher
schumacherjp@fhda.edu

JP provides leadership, support, and advocacy for the Disability Resource Center and Veterans Resource Center.


Program Coordinator II

Jackie Lauese
lauesejackie@fhda.edu 
Tel: 650.949.7103

Jackie provides coordination support to instructional programs, such as Tools for Transition and Work, Community-Based Education, and SPED 8, under the Disability Resource Center.

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DRC Counselors

Mimi Rea
overtonmimi@fhda.edu
Tel: 650.949.7017

Mayra Palmerin-Aguilera
mayradrc@fhda.edu 
Tel: 650.949.7102

Ana Maravilla
maravillaana@fhda.edu

Our counselors are here to support students with disabilities toward meeting their academic, transfer, career and personal goals. Contact our friendly DRC front desk staff to schedule an appointment .

Learn more about DRC Counseling


Academic Coaches

Academic coaches meet with students one on one to provide individualized academic support and coach students on time management, organization, self-advocacy, and executive functioning skills as well as referrals to on campus resources.

Learn more about Academic Coaches


Accommodations Coordinator

Michelle (Mish) Lapitan 
lapitanmichelle@fhda.edu 
Tel: 650.949.7673

Michelle supports students in completing the DRC intake form, testing accommodations, alternative media requests, Schoettler Book Voucher, and peer notetaker accommodations.

Learn more about Alternative Media




Accommodations Instructional Technology Coordinator

Jessica Alarcon 
alarconjessica@fhda.edu
Tel: 650.949.7039

Russell Wong (Learning Disability Specialist)
wongrussell@foothill.edu
Tel: 650.949.7040

Russell provides diagnostic screening and testing for learning disabilities, as well as counseling and strategies for stuents with learning disabilities.

Learn more about Russell and our Learning Disability Services


Tools for Transition & Work (TTW)

Benjamin Kaupp
kauppben@fhda.edu
Tel: 408.874.6380

The TTW Program is a 12-month program designed for people with disabilities who can function independently on a college campus but may not currently have the ability to succeed in a traditional college classroom.

Learn more about Tools for Transition & Work

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Disability Resource Center Virtual Front Desk

650.949.7017


Questions? Who to Contact


Student Resource Center Building 5400

Summer Hours

Sept. 19-Sept. 23

In-Person Services

  • Mon–Thurs: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Fri: CLOSED

Virtual Services

  • Fri: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

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