WVATS

About Us

WVATS Key Staff

Jessi Wright - Principal Investigator

Jessi has played in the assistive technology toy box for more years that she cares to admit. She has worked with all ages and in a variety of environments. She finds fulfillment in helping people overcome obstacles, increasing independence and access. Jessi spends her free time traveling for concerts, hockey and outdoor adventures.

Nicole Britt - Program Manager

Nicole has spent 25 years working in the field of social services, I/DD services, as well as mental health and substance abuse. She has experience in residential, day program, employment and has a passion for advocating for inclusion. Nicole is the mother of one and enjoys the outdoors, reading, travelling and sharing time with her son.

Doug Cumpston - AT Specialist

Doug leads the WVATS team in providing trainings on creating accessible documents and presentations. His experience in agriculture also allows him to share his knowledge of assistive technology to help farmers remain active in their profession. Doug has experience working as an employment specialist, supporting people with disabilities in finding competitive employment. Doug is a father and husband that spends his free time raising livestock on the family farm.

Jennifer Ham - AT Specialist

Jennifer has a long history of experiences helping individuals of all ages gain independence through day habilitation programs, early intervention, supported employment, and as a behavior support professional. Jennifer gained valuable AT knowledge over the years and is always eager to learn more. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and a menagerie of animals. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and seeking out outdoor adventures.

Melanie Burge - Program Assistant

As the Program Assistant, Melanie is the front line for WVATS services. She provides daily administrative support as well as direct client support. Melanie is the go-to person for the WVATS device loan library.