WVATS

Staff

WVATS Key Staff

Doug Cumpston - Program Coordinator

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 - Program Coordinator

Jennifer is certified as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) through RESNA. She has also completed the ADA Coordinator certification training through the University of Missouri and the Great Plains ADA Center. Jennifer has over 25 years of experience helping individuals of all ages with disabilities gain independence through day habilitation programs, early intervention, supported employment, and as a behavior support professional. She is focused on assistive technology devices and services that increase accessibility, accommodations, and independence for education and early childhood; daily living aids for greater independence; environmental adaptations to increase independence; digital accessibility; and AT for communication. 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.

Allie Saweikis - AT Funding Specialist

Allie Saweikis supports individuals by providing them with information to gain funding for assistive technology devices they may need as our new AT Funding Specialist. She is currently pursuing her Multicategorical Special Education master’s degree at West Virginia University. With her healthcare background paired with the knowledge she has gained from her master’s program she is excited to hit the ground running in her new role. In her free time, Allie enjoys gardening, spending time with her cats and fiancé, and finding new places to travel.

Matthew Ryan - Assistive Technology Assistant

Matthew Ryan is an Assistive Technology Assistant for WVATS. He is focusing on spreading awareness about Assistive Technology through social media and adaptive gaming. Matthew is a Miracle League baseball coach for the I-79 Diamondbacks at Stepping Stones and has over 90 hours of observation experience at varying public schools in the fields of Special Education, Reading Intervention, and Physical Education which has provided knowledge on the importance of adaptation, modification, and inclusion in educational and recreational settings. He received a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies from West Virginia University in the fields of Special Education, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Communications. Matthew enjoys weightlifting, video games, and dubstep.

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.

Contact

WVATS is open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm.

Contact us if you:

  • have questions about devices, services, or resources
  • would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an Assistive Technology Specialist
  • would like to schedule an appointment to visit our Assistive Technology Lab

WVATS
Center for Excellence in Disabilities at WVU
959 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
304-293-4692
800-841-8436
wvats@hsc.wvu.edu