CUNY LEADS

CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics, and Disability Services) is a program established to facilitate successful academic and career outcomes for students with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY programs.  This exciting program is free of charge for eligible candidates and available on all CUNY campuses.  Each CUNY campus has a LEADS counselor that collaborates with campus departments, agencies, and businesses to provide career guidance and support to students.

The LEADS Advisor is a fully integrated staff member of the Access ABILITY Team, and thus also performs accommodation review meetings and assesses and determines academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and services.  The LEADS Advisor works collaboratively with internal units within the Guttman Community and NYSED ACCES-VR.

Services provided include:

  • Academic advisement
  • Career counseling
  • Resume preparation
  • Interview preparation
  • Internship assistance
  • Advocacy skills

Meet the CUNY LEADS Team

Marta Orellana
CUNY LEADS Plus Advisor
Telephone: (646) 313-8844
Email: Marta.Orellana@guttman.cuny.edu

Maryanne Sackarnoski
Interim LEADS Specialist
Rm. 506-B
Telephone: (646) 313-8194
maryanne.sackarnoski@guttman.cuny.edu