Meet the Disability Services Staff
Leslie Rouder, LCSW.
Director, Disability Services
Leslie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from StonyBrook University in New York and her Master of Social Work degree from Barry University. She was the director of Social Services at United Hearing and Deaf Services in Fort Lauderdale prior to accepting the position of director of Disability Services at Barry.
As the director of Disability Services, Leslie is responsible for working with students having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), hearing, psychological, as well as all learning disabilities. She is a trained ADD Coach and has a private practice in which she specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder in adults.
Leslie works closely as a liaison between the faculty, administration, and students. She is responsible for making sure that Barry University is accessible to all students and that the University is in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.
Allison Kowlessar is one of the Coordinators for the Office of Disability Services. She is responsible for providing academic accommodations to students with Learning Disabilities In addition, Ms. Kowlessar serves as the liaison for the PACE off campus sites. Prior to joining the Barry Community Ms. Kowlessar worked as a Human Resources Assistant for the past five years.