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Meet the Staff

Meet the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Team:

SAS staff provide services to ensure that all WNE  activities and programs are accessible. Through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff, we promote self-advocacy, self-determination, and support to enhance opportunities for academic success. We seek to create a campus environment where students are viewed on the basis of ability and limit access barriers. Our team consists of highly trained individuals who are dedicated to supporting students and removing the perceived stigma associated with diagnosed disabilities.

Jenny Brazenall joined the Office of Student Accessibility Services in June 2013. She has an undergraduate degree in Art and Art History from Middlebury College. Jenny has had a wide range of jobs during her life—ranging from an apprenticeship in a bronze foundry, to providing care to the elderly. She has also worked in Admissions at Hampshire College and the University of Edinburgh, while living in Scotland for nine years. Jenny has worked in the field of administrative support services in a higher education setting for several years.

As the SAS Accommodations Coordinator & Accessibility Specialist her role is to aid with exam administration, supporting student workers, managing the alternative media requests, and serving as one of the first point of contact for student and family inquires, in addition she also supports registered SAS students identifying as visually-impaired.

Jenny enjoys working with all the students she’s encountered at WNE and looks forward to meeting new students.  In her free time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family, reading fiction and poetry, and hiking in the hills of Western Mass.

Contact Information:
Jenny Brazenall
Accommodations Coordinator & Accessibility Specialist
Phone: 413-782-1258 (SAS main number)
Fax: 413-782-1575
Email: Jennifer.Brazenall@wne.edu
Herman Hall, Suite 105

 

Tynisha Henderson  joined the Office of Student Accessibility Services in June 2020. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from American International College. Tynisha is currently a doctoral candidate. Tynisha is a strong advocate for disability rights and marginalized populations, most recently she was the director of Student Accommodations and Support Services at Elms College for five years, where she created policy, developed programming, and worked tirelessly to ensure students maintained equal access to all facets of their education. 

Tynisha is a life-long resident of western Massachusetts and currently serves on the board of Western Mass Training Consortium and organization dedicated to community–based approaches to meet the needs of people with disabilities.  Tynisha enjoys building community, working as a collaborative campus partner, and supporting students.  As the Director of Student Accessibility Services, her focus is ensuring equal access for all students, serving as a collaborative campus partner, and  providing support and  leadership for the SAS  office.

Tynisha  is passionate about supporting student self-advocacy and cultivating student growth as well as promoting accessibility for the WNE community. In her free time, Tynisha enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two daughters, reading for pleasure not research, going to museums, and watching Star Wars.

Contact Information:
Tynisha Henderson
Director, Student Accessibility Services
Phone: 413-782-1258 (SAS main number)
Fax: 413-782-1575
Email: Tynisha.Henderson@wne.edu
Herman Hall, Suite 105