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The FIT-ABLE Staff

Joseph Plutz
Director, Office of Disability Services, FIT-ABLE

Joseph Plutz has been working in the FIT-ABLE Office since March 2007. He earned his BA in Finance from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois and completed his Master's Degree in Disability Studies at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS). He is co-chair of the FIT Diversity Council and works closely with students, faculty, and staff to promote disability awareness on the FIT campus to foster dialog and understanding of disability as a category of diversity and identity. He is also a member of the FIT CARE Team which provides timely proactive intervention resources for students, faculty, and staff in order to address student issues and promote student academic success and safety.

Kathleen Maxson 
Associate Coordinator


Sapna Thakkar
Coordinator of Services for Students with Learning Disabilities


Jacqueline Bergen 
Counselor Associate


Gail Leech-Sims
Administrative Assistant

Gail joined FIT in April, 2008 and has served in various capacities. Prior to joining the FIT-ABLE Office in June of 2011 she worked in the Campus Card Office and the Enrollment Management and Student Success Office. Gail is an integral part of the FIT-ABLE office as the first point of contact for students and visitors creating a friendly and professional environment that everyone appreciates. Gail also continues to improve her own professional development by taking classes at FIT.