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Meet the Team

The ADA/Section 504 Coordinator provides leadership, coordination, and oversight to advance the University’s ADA/Section 504 mission, vision, and strategic priorities relating to accessibility. The office works in partnership with a broad network of University partners, offices, and programs who in turn provide direct support, resources, and outreach on ADA/Section 504 matters and initiatives.

ADA Team

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Bree Callahan

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Bree CallahanM.Ed. is the ADA Coordinator for the University of Washington and provides leadership, coordination, and oversight to advance the University’s strategic priorities relating to access and accessibility. Prior to this role, she directed disability services offices for fifteen years across three universities and has worked in a variety of higher education areas: admissions, academic advising, and residential life. She has over 20 years’ experience in higher education, determining accommodations and providing consultation on ADA compliance matters of digital, physical, and program access.




Beth Somerfield

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Beth Somerfield is the Deputy ADA Coordinator for Digital Accessibility. Throughout her career, Beth has worked to make it easier for people to connect with public services. Before joining UW, Beth was the director of digital accessibility at a human-centered design consultancy. Her work primarily supported state and local governments, helping agencies build accessibility into their digital product lifecycles from procurement, development, and design through content management. Prior to consulting, she had over 15 years of experience working in local government in user experience, accessibility, and digital content roles.




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Toby Gallant

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Toby Gallant, B.A. is a Program Assistant for the Office of the ADA Coordinator supporting the development of communications and resources to amplify accessibility across the University of Washington enterprise. With over eight years of experience in disability community organizing on the West Coast, and guided by the principles of Disability Justice and Universal Design, his work navigates the intricacies of legal frameworks and public institutions to bring about transformative change for disabled and d/Deaf people.




Headshot of Kaili Duane, a black women with shoulder-length and curly hair, smiling at the camera wearing a formal black shirt. Kaili Duane


Kaili Duane (she/her) is a Student Assistant to the Office of ADA Coordinator in her final year as an Undergraduate in the University of Washington School of Public Health. She is extremely passionate about serving the community through advocacy and strong connections. She enjoys brainstorming ways to spread awareness about events part of the 504at50 campaign, learning and working collaboratively from and with her colleagues. Her role has allowed her to creatively present event and resource promotional content, driving her passion for community engagement and outreach, particularly in the realm of disability advocacy and health equity. She has a knack for research, data analysis, great conversation! In her free time, you will most likely find Kaili listening to music, baking, spending time with friends and family, or reading.