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     The FIT-ABLE Staff

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

    Joseph Plutz has been working in the FIT-ABLE Office since March, 2007.  He completed his Masters 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 B.A. degree 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, Adjunct Assistant Professor Susan Altman, has been a member of FITís 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 B.A. at American University and M.S. at Hunter College.

    David Bevivino
    Counselor Associate

    Counselor Associate David Bevivino is a former adjunct professor of pedagogy and adapted physical education.  He has completed his Masters of Education degree in Adapted Physical Education in 2014 from SUNY Cortland.  Davidís main responsibilities in the FIT-ABLE office include, conducting training for students and faculty on all forms of assistive technology, technology research, and coordinating services.  He earned his B.S.E.D in Physical Education from the State University of New York, Cortland, NY.

    Leslie Kraut

    projectTHRIVE Coach

    Gail Leech-Sims
    Secretary III

    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 on her own professional development by taking classes at FIT.


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