Kelly Charlebois, ATP
Kelly is the Executive Director of TechACCESS of RI. She is a strong advocate who is passionate about assistive technology and the impact it has on the lives of people with disabilities. She works closely with the RI Department of Education, Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports and the Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP) to develop and deliver assistive technology initiatives. She presents workshops on a variety of AT topics at TechACCESS, in Rhode Island and nationally. Kelly holds certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) from RESNA, the national assistive technology organization. She has been with TechACCESS since 1998 and in the field for over 30 years. Kelly has taught developed and taught courses on AT at Rhode Island College, Providence College, Johnson and Wales University OTD Program, and New England Institute of Technology.
Email Kelly at kellyc AT techaccess-ri DOT org
Matthew Provost, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP
Augmentative Communication Consultant
Matthew is a certified speech language pathologist and one of TechACCESS’s communication specialists. He provides evaluation, training and technical services to children and adults who have difficulty using their own speech to communicate. Matthew works with adults who are nonverbal or losing their ability to speak. Matthew also works with students and their educational teams and speech therapists to develop strategies and plans for students in need of communication systems. Matthew has a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson College and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency as a Speech and Language Pathologist. He is licensed by the RI Department of Health as a Speech Pathologist and is also licensed in the state of Massachusetts. Matthew holds certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) from RESNA, the national assistive technology organization. Matthew has taught the Augmentative Communication graduate course at the University of RI. He has provided workshops on augmentative communication topics throughout the state and nationally. Matthew has been in the field for over 20 years and with TechACCESS since 2007. He is the Program Chair for the Assistive Technology Conference of New England, which TechACCESS hosts annually in November.
Email Matthew at matthewp AT techaccess-ri DOT org
Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, ATP
Clinical Manager/Assistive Technology Consultant
Jen has over 20 years of experience working with children with varying degrees of physical and learning disabilities. Her concentration within the last twelve years has been working with children with multiple learning challenges in addition to collaborating with teachers and families in order to access the curriculum through a variety of tools, including technology to optimize school, community and home performance. Jen has provided trainings within the community on topics related to sensory integration, child development, learning differences, assistive and curriculum based technology and early identification of learning challenges. Jen is a registered occupational therapist (OTR/L), with a Bachelor Degree in Science from Quinnipiac University. She also holds certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) from RESNA, the national assistive technology organization. Jen’s passion is to help children utilize tools and strategies, including technology, in order for them to learn and improve their independence in school and within their community. Jen works with adults with disabilities to provide assistive technology solutions that can increase their independence in school, in the workplace, at home, and in the community. Jen also serves as our Clinical Manager. She has been with TechACCESS since 2013. Jen has taught courses on AT at New England Institute of Technology.
Email Jennifer at jenm AT techaccess-ri DOT org
Francesca Facenda, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP
Augmentative Communication Consultant
Francesca is a certified Speech Language pathologist and one of TechACCESS’s communication specialists. She provides evaluation, training and technical services to children and adults who have difficulty using their own speech to communicate. Francesca has a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency as a Speech and Language Pathologist. She also holds certification as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) from RESNA, the national assistive technology organization. She is licensed by the RI Department of Health as a Speech Pathologist and also by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Francesca is also certified in Massachusetts. She has been with TechACCESS since 2014.
E-mail Francesca at francescaf AT techaccess-ri DOT org
Rebecca Jones, M.Ed
Accessible Educational Materials Consultant
Becky is the Accessible Educational Materials Consultant for TechACCESS of RI. She has over 25 years of experience in teaching, primarily in special education. She enjoys finding creative ways to meet student’s learning needs. Becky has a Bachelor of Science from Rhode Island College in Elementary & Special Education and a Master’s of Ed. in Special Education. She is a former Fuse RI Fellow and has a passion for using personalized learning strategies to support all learners. Becky joined the TechACCESS Team in 2019.
E-mail Becky at beckyj AT techaccess-ri DOT org
Jaryd Charlebois, COTA/L
Assistive Technology/Smart Home Technology Consultant
Jaryd joined the TechACCESS Team in 2021 as an AT Consultant specializing in smart home technology. He is a graduate of New England Institute of Technology’s COTA Program.
E-mail Jaryd at jarydc AT techaccess-ri DOT org
Brenda is the newest member of the TechACCESS Team. She comes to us with years of administrative and customer service experience. Brenda also worked for 5 years as a Direct Support Professional in an Adult Day Vocational Program and as a CNA for 8 years. Brenda’s brother had intellectual and physical disabilities. She volunteered at Ladd School and various state group homes. In addition to being the Team’s Administrative Assistant, Brenda will play an active role in supporting ATCNE.
Email Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org.