Meet the SAS Staff

Jody B. Goldstein, Director

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Jody Goldstein, the new Director of SAS comes to Rogers Williams with over twenty years’ experience in Higher Education, fourteen of those years serving as Director in the area of academic accommodations and support. The majority of Jody’s Higher Education career was spent at the University of Massachusetts Lowell,  where she began her career as a one person office with a couple of hundred students and built the Office of Disability Services to a five person staff serving over a thousand students. During Jody’s time as Director she has advised an award winning club, co-authored several scholarly publications and has presented her departments work at several conferences. Jody’s passion is to see every student reach their full potential as well as enjoy full participation in every aspect of campus life.

In Jody’s full time she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three dogs. Although Jody currently is commuting from Connecticut she looks forward to a much shorter commute when she can find a new home in the local community. Jody is thrilled to be part of the RWU community and looks forward to continuing the wonderful work that Laura Choiniere and the rest of the staff in SAS have offered students who have identified to SAS these past several years.


Phone: 401-254-3038

Kathryn Zimmerman, Assistant Director

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Kathryn is the Assistant Director of the Student Accessibility Services office. Kathryn is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and has worked for Roger Williams University since 2020. She earned her B.A. in Severe Special Education, M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, and is currently earning her Doctorate in Education (Higher Education Administration) from Northeastern University; A double husky, if you will. Kathryn has numerous years of experience at the elementary, middle, and higher education levels, both public and private. Kathryn's personal interests include spending time with loved ones, kayaking the ocean, attending football games, and traveling.

Phone: 401-254-3736

Patsie Almonte, Student Services Coordinator

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Patsie Almonte is the Student Accessibility Service office’s Student Services Coordinator. Patsie has been an employee at Roger Williams University since 2006, and in SAS since 2010. She also has earned her Certification in Medical Assisting. Patsie oversees the daily tasks of the SAS office, including, but not limited to initial intake information distribution, notetaking services, and exam accommodation integration. She is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island and is the proud mother of three boys. Patsie’s personal interests include interior design, home décor, baking, shopping, and watching the Hallmark Channel.

Phone: 401-254-3841