With more than 10 years of experience in education technology and persons with disabilities, Rosemarie Punzalan’s unique background brings her extensive experience and skills in the field of accessible electronic and information technology (E&IT) as CFILC’s Technology Coordinator.
Prior to joining CFILC in August 2010, Rosemarie was the Ability Tools’s Web Accessibility Specialist from 2007 – 2010 with the Alliance for Technology Access (ATA). She was the project manager of the Accessibility Task Force, an ad hoc committee of Ability Tools staff and members – in consultation with Neal Albritton, ADCS-LLC to develop an Accessibility Checklist: Complying with Standards. The checklist was developed to assist organizations in complying with the accessibility standards within Section 508 of the amended Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.
A 2005 California State University Northridge Graduate, Rosemarie holds a Deaf Studies Bachelor of Arts, Emphasis in Human Services as well as an Assistive Technology Applications Certificate (ATACP), a national and international assistive technology training program to expand the knowledge base of professionals and introduce newcomers to the disability field, through the Center on Disabilities and College of Extended Learning.
Her specialties include production, post production, technical assistance, and training.
Rosemarie’s likes and interests includes observing / people watching, thinking, photography, beach, quotes, being outdoors, going to live events, diversity, nature and wildlife, technology, chocolate, traveling, networking, and spending time with family and friends.
Emily was born and raised in Solano County. After struggling through school because of her own disabilities, she is now committed to helping students be successful in school. She has worked with children with a wide range of disabilities for many years. She has volunteered for many organizations such as: Coats for Kids, Boys and Girls Club of America, and the Solano Stand Down for Veterans.
Prior to working at CFILC, Emily worked for an Independent Living Center as an Independent Living Youth Specialist. For the past two years Emily has attended the National Conference on Independent Living in Washington DC. At the conference she spoke with legislators on issues that affect youth with disabilities on a local and national scale.
While attending school Emily worked as a student athletic trainer in the rehab facility located on her college campus. Emily became well-versed in rehabilitation equipment and programs for injured athletes. She also has completed her emergency medical responder certification through Solano Community College. She enjoys learning all aspects of disability, from the physiological understanding to advocacy and organizing.
Emily continues to further her education and would like to finish her degree in Counseling Services. In her spare time Emily loves spending time with her family and puppy; she enjoys being outdoors and also loves to paint.
Kevin Hansen is currently working as a Device Lending & Reuse Manager with CFILC. Kevin has worked for CFILC since 2011.
Kevin attended Sacramento State University, Sacramento. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from CSUS he worked in retail as a supervisor for 5 years. Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and family, golfing, camping, hiking and outdoor fun.
As the Financial Lending Specialist for the FreedomTech loan program, Stephen brings his extensive background in Finance to CFILC. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance from California State University, Sacramento and over 10 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry. For 6 years, Stephen specialized in a government insured loan program designed to help low income seniors stay in their homes and age in place. His passion lies in finding creative solutions that will empower people to live full lives.
Stephen's excited to utilize his experience and education in finance to help people with disabilities purchase assistive technology.
He is currently returning to school to pursue a Masters degree in Social Work. In his free time, Stephen enjoys songwriting, movies, hiking, and spending time with friends, family and his dog Chandler.