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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 completed his Master's Degree in Disability Studies at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) in December 2012.  He currently is 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. Joe has a working knowledge of American Sign Language and continues studying in this area. He earned his BA in Finance from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois. 

Susan Altman
Coordinator of Services for Students with Learning Disabilities

Coordinator of Services for Students with Learning Disabilities and adjunct assistant professor Susan Altman has been a member of FIT's Educational Skills Department since 1981. Ms. Altman retired from the NY Department of Education as a reading specialist and work site coordinator for special needs high school students, also coordinating and supervising several bridge projects between the NYC high schools and FIT. She earned her BA at American University and MS at Hunter College.

Gail Leech-Sims

Gail joined FIT in April, 2008 and has had a variety of rolls. 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 serves a key role to 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.