Skagit Valley College
Julie currently works as the Faculty Counselor and Director for Disability Access Services at Skagit Valley College’s Whidbey Island Campus. She has been in this role since 2014. In addition to providing disability services, Julie provides TRiO Student Support Services, crisis counseling, and supervises the Tutor Center. Prior to her role at Skagit, Julie worked as Faculty Counselor and Psychology instructor at South Puget Sound Community College.
Spokane Falls Community College
My name is Shaun Hegney I am a Program Specialist in Disability Support Services at Spokane Falls Community College. I am responsible for all of our offices assistive technology needs, and I see students for intakes. As someone who is legally blind, I have grown up my entire life using technology to access the world around me. I use Zoomtext, and a CCTV daily. I also have broad experience in hardware and software. I have built my own gaming computer. I have experience with web administration having run my own forum. Moreover, I was a website reviewer and later a Review Team Lead for TheAdminZone.com. Where I provided insight into websites from a guest prospective to other forum administrators looking to grow their online communities. Professionally I serve on the Assistive and Adaptive Technology Advisory Board, which serves as a resource and a forum for best practices for professionals working with assistive technology. I have helped put on trainings for document and web accessibility for faculty and staff. I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology. While in high school, my love of technology really took off. During that time, I was a DO-IT scholar with the University of Washington (2003). In my personal time, I enjoy video games, any TV show that is animated, sleeping in late, and Taco Tuesdays!
Zach Lattin has been an assistive technology user since 1993 when his dad got him a Dos screen reader and speech synthesizer for Christmas! He believes in the power of technology to change people’s lives for the better by allowing access and leveling the playing field. Currently Zach works at Clark college as an assistive tech and web accessibility specialist. As your tech advisor, he would work diligently and passionately to make sure that everything WAPED Tech runs smoothly.
Washington Student Achievement Council
Mark Bergeson holds a Master of Professional Accounting degree, as well as bachelor’s degrees in physics and economics. With over 20 years of paid or volunteer experience as bookkeeper, treasurer, internal auditor, or financial consultant for nonprofit organizations, he enjoys the company of people and numbers. He currently works as an Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Policy for the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), which is a state agency for higher education. In 2013, the legislature asked WSAC to convene a statewide disability task force, which included several WAPED members. Mark helped staff that task force and has been a WAPED fan ever since. He is grateful to WAPED for what he has learned and for the President’s Award granted him in 2016. He sees treasurer service as a way to say thank you.
Two year representative:
Bobbie Sue Arias
Walla Walla Community College
My name is Bobbie Sue Arias. I have had the pleasure of working as a professional Social Worker since 1997. I have served students with disabilities in elementary, secondary and postsecondary settings for over 20 years. My experience includes: non-profit community mental health with children and families, K-12 school programs and counseling, working in prisons and jails with incarcerated adults, and as an Associate Professor and academic advisor. I am a licensed Social Worker in both Oregon and Washington and am trained as an Executive Coach. I have a PhD in Social Work & Social Research from Portland State University and maintain a research interest in technology platforms and mental health utilization in rural communities. I live in Walla Walla with my family, where we enjoy going to the Oregon Coast, camping, and all manner of school and sports activities.
Yakima Valley College
Dustin Shattuck is currently Assistant Dean of Student Support Programs at Yakima Valley College. He is responsible for the operations of Disability Support Services, Tutoring Center, TRIO Student Support Services and TRIO Upward Bound. Dustin’s day ranges from administrative meetings, monitoring budgets, faculty discussions, making programmatic decisions, to proctoring exams to students in DSS. Dustin completed a Bachelor of Arts at Washington State University and a Master of Education Program Administration at Heritage University. His past 17 years of employment in managing educational programs has included private for non-profit agency, city, K-12, and higher education. A common thread throughout these experiences has been Dustin’s passion for working directly with diverse student populations to overcome varying equity opportunities to reach their goals and aspirations.
Four year representative:
Vicki Weaver is currently working as Intake Specialist for the Disability Access office at Gonzaga University. She has been employed in this office since 2013, and has been a WAPED member since that time. Vicki has a background in applied psychology, special education and inclusion/accommodation management throughout a career in education on two continents. She was hired by the state of Queensland, Australia, to introduce the concept of inclusion into the Queensland State School system and went on to serve as assistant principal/principal in several Queensland schools. She also taught teachers-in-training at Griffith University and on moving back to her hometown of Spokane decided to seek employment in the University setting to further her knowledge and interest in post-secondary education. She is running for the opportunity to represent 4-year institutional disability resource staff at WAPED in order to contribute to a great organization that encourages collegiality, problem solving, and sharing of ideas across all sectors of post-secondary disability support offices.