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For general questions or concerns, please contact the Disability Support Services main office line 910-362-7800 . To be seen at the North Campus location (McKeithan Center 100H), the Alston W. Burke Surf City Center, or Burgaw Center, schedule an appointment using the main office line.

If you would like to speak to a specific staff member, please see below.

Megan Brehun, Director of Disability Support Services
msbrehun975@cfcc.edu
910-362-7012
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Megan has been with CFCC since 2021 and is responsible for ensuring reasonable accommodations are in place for CFCC students registered through the DSS office. She completes documentation review, student intakes, and creates student accommodation letters. Megan also connects students who are in need of community resources to agencies outside of CFCC. Megan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Slippery Rock University and her Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Cindy Boyd, Testing Coordinator
cindyboyd@cfcc.edu
910-362-7473

Cindy oversees accommodated testing services at the Downtown Campus. She is responsible for ensuring that students are provided with appropriate testing accommodations, based on the student’s documented disability. She provides support and assistance to students needing assistive technologies for test-taking, as well as maintaining an appropriate testing environment. Cindy’s primary location is the Downtown Campus, however, she provides support at North, Surf City, and Burgaw Campus’s when needed. Cindy earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Karen Kasten, Intake Technician
kgkasten097@cfcc.edu
910-362-7800
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As an intake specialist, Karen immediately receives incoming, prospective, and current students with disabilities. She ensures a confidential environment within the DSS office and provides information to customers regarding disability support services. Karen also provides information and assistance to students, faculty, and staff regarding DSS policies and procedures.

Previous to Karen joining the DSS team, she worked with individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings, including vocational, educational, and community settings. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University.


Maria Ortado, Interpreter Coordinator/Assistive Technology Specialist
mortado@cfcc.edu
910-362-7098
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Maria has been with CFCC since 2009 and is responsible for overseeing, coordinating and providing interpreting services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students enrolled in curriculum classes at CFCC. She recruits and evaluates interpreters/transliterators and serves as the department liaison for Deaf and Hard of Hearing issues. Additionally, Maria also trains and provides technical assistance to students using Assistive Technologies. Maria earned her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Associates in Applied Sciences in Interpreter Education at Blue Ridge Community College.
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