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 36 years. Kelly has developed and taught courses on AT at Rhode Island College, Providence College, Johnson and Wales University OTD Program, and New England Institute of Technology. She also acts as a Principal Investigator for several grants with the University of Rhode Island Department of Computer Science and Statistics. Kelly is currently a member of the RI Vision Education Services (RIVESP) Advisory Board, the RI Council on Assistive Technology (RICAT), the State Transition Council, the Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee (RISEAC), a Board Member for the New England Institute of Technology Technical Advisory Committee and a member of HMEA’s Autism Resource Central Advisory Council.
Email Kelly at kellyc AT techaccess-ri DOT org
Jennifer Martinous, OTR/L, ATP
Jen has over 25 years of experience working with children with varying degrees of physical and 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 for them to learn and improve their independence in school and within their community. Jen has provided workshops on assistive technology topics throughout the state and nationally. Jen has taught courses on AT at New England Institute of Technology. She has been with TechACCESS since 2013. In 2023, Jen was made the Assistant Director, where her role includes overseeing our clinical staff and working towards expanding our programs to meet the needs of more individuals with disabilities.
Email Jennifer at jenm 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 Rhode Island. He has provided workshops on augmentative communication topics throughout the state and nationally. Matthew has been in the field for over 27 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
Alanna Conley, M.S., CCC-SLP
Augmentative Communication Consultant
Alanna is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and one of TechACCESS’s communication specialists. She graduated with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at the University of the District of Columbia. She is passionate in assisting nonspeaking individuals access communication. Alanna is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts by the Department of Health. She is also certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
E-mail Alanna at alannac AT techaccess-ri DOT org
Rebecca Jones, M.Ed
Becky is the Accessible Educational Materials Coordinator 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/Adaptive Gaming Consultant
Jaryd joined the TechACCESS Team in 2021 as an AT Consultant specializing in smart home technology, adaptive gaming, and virtual reality. He works on several grant initiatives and also consults with the University of Rhode Island’s Computer Sciences Department on their initiatives related to accessibility, human computer interaction, and machine learning applied to understand and meet the needs of marginalized populations. He is a graduate of New England Institute of Technology’s COTA Program.
E-mail Jaryd at jarydc AT techaccess-ri DOT org
Lina graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI with a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management. She has worked in the corporate world for many years including Lifespan but most recently took a completely different career path working directly with the elderly population. Lina learned so much working within elder care and found it meaningful work ensuring that our seniors live with dignity. She enjoys working for an organization that aids people to live an optimal life. Lina began her career here at TechACCESS in 2023 and is looking forward to witnessing the future of accessibility technology.
Email Lina at linar AT techaccess-ri DOT org