Accessibility Resources & Disability Services Staff
Rebecca Sime Nagasawa, Director of the Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services
Rebecca Sime Nagasawa joined the Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS) as the Associate Director in August of 2019. She previously served as a Learning Specialist at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a Master’s of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis on Special Education from Arizona State University. She is the CARDS coordinator for some members of the class of 2024 (last names A-L), the class of 2025 and looks forward to establishing relationships with and providing support for students. She is also available to consult with faculty, staff and the community at large. She spends her free time researching the differences between New York and Chicago style pizza as well as rooting for the Cubs!
To make an appointment with Rebecca, please use this link: calendly.com/rsimenagasawa.
Caitlin Hamrin, Associate Director
Caitlin Hamrin joined Barnard’s Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services as the Accommodations Coordinator in May 2019. She is a 2012 alumna who has previously worked in academic and educational nonprofit settings, including Girls on the Run, Bernard Zell Day School and Gary Comer Middle School. She holds a Master’s in English from Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English. She is the CARDS coordinator for some members of the class of 2024 (last names M-S) and the class of 2022, and looks forward to providing the community with support and academic coaching. She is also available to consult with faculty about accommodations, accessible classrooms and universal design learning. In her free time, she runs, reads and takes advantage of all the amazing museums New York has to offer.
To make an appointment with Caitlin, please use this link: calendly.com/chamrin.
Angelene Prendergast, Assistant to the Director
Angelene Prendergast joined the staff of the Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services at the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester as the assistant to the director. Angelene is a critical part of the CARDS staff. Angelene manages the office schedule, handles all the test proctoring requests at CARDS, assists the director with handling check-in meetings to get class accommodations set up for students for their classes, and is the first point of contact for students who have questions about how to set up services through CARDS.
Holly Tedder, Dean for Academic Planning and Class Advising (Coordinator for Class of 2023)
Holly Tedder is currently the coordinator for some members of the class of 2024 (last names T-Z) and the class of 2023. Dean Tedder joined Barnard in 2019, and prior to joining the College, served as Director of Disability Services and Associate Registrar at The Juilliard School, where she was responsible for providing access for students with disabilities and providing academic advising support for music students. Dean Tedder earned a bachelor's degree in Music (Piano Performance) from Rollins College, an M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is currently an Ed.D candidate in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University. In her spare time, she loves reading and cooking.
To make an appointment, please use this link: calendly.com/htedder.
CARDS staff also includes Graduate Assistants, Student Workers and Test Proctors to help serve students registered with the Center.