Carnegie Mellon University

Meet our Staff

Please feel free to reach out to us.

Do you have questions about exam scheduling, proctoring or delivery? Contact Jill Ramsey, Testing Center Proctor at access@andrew.cmu.edu or at 412-268-7632.

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Catherine Getchell

Director of the Office of Disability Resources

Email: getchell@cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-6121

Catherine Getchell began in her position as director of Disability Resources at Carnegie Mellon in November 2016. Prior to that, she was a counselor and then district administrator for 12 years at Pennsylvania’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, a state agency that assists people with disabilities in obtaining employment and independence. She received her bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Yale University in 2002 and her master’s in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. Catherine is passionate about promoting the rights, self-advocacy, and independence of people with disabilities. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the trumpet, riding her bike, studying Arabic, hiking, kayaking and cooking.

In her spare time, Catherine enjoys playing the trumpet, riding her bike, hiking, kayaking and cooking.

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Patrick McCue

Assistant Director of the Office of Disability Resources

Email:  pmccue@andrew.cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-7537

Patrick joined the Disability Resources team in July 2019. Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Duquesne University and earned his master’s degree in rehabilitation science and technology with a focus in counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the ODR team, Pat held several positions in the counseling and rehabilitation field, including work as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at OVR and a Disability Management Coordinator at UPMC Workpartners. Patrick has always had a passion for assistive technology and disability advocacy, and is looking forward to working with the students and families at CMU.

When not at work, Pat spends his free time following Pittsburgh sports, listening to music and cooking for his family. Most weekends, Patrick can be found biking along the rivers and through the woods around Pittsburgh. Pat currently resides in the South Hills with his wife Jaclyn, kids Mary and Francis, and pup Benjamin.

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Ethan Obstarczyk

Accessibility Specialist

Email: ethano@andrew.cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-5940

Ethan Obstarczyk has been working in the Office of Disability Resources since November 2013 and transitioned into the role of Accessibility Specialist in the summer of 2024. Before coming to CMU, he worked at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, assisting with the coordination of a Hepatitis B study. A people person by nature, Ethan enjoys the day-to-day interaction with the students of CMU and their families when they visit campus. He received his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2007 and his master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Pittsburgh in 2024.

When not at CMU, Ethan can typically be found watching and cheering on the Pittsburgh sports teams, especially his beloved Pirates. He also enjoys going to concerts and keeping up to date on the latest movies and video games.

Jill Ramsey

Jill Ramsey

Testing Center Proctor

Email: jillrams@andrew.cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-7632

Jill joined the Disability Resources team in 2021. Jill received her BS from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in Athletic Training/Exercise Science, and earned her MEd from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in Athletic Training with an emphasis in psychology. Jill brings with her many years of experience working with students with disabilities to help them reach their peak performance, whether it be on the athletic field, in the classroom or with activities of daily living. Jill is also a Certified Athletic Trainer. Before coming to CMU Jill worked as an exam proctor at University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, MI.

When not at work Jill enjoys all that Pittsburgh has to offer including seeing concerts, visiting museums and biking the city trails. But her favorite part of being back in Pittsburgh is going to Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt games! Jill is a very proud mother to 3 amazing kids.

Office Contact Information

Email:

access@andrew.cmu.edu

Address:

Posner Hall
4980 Margaret Morrison St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office Hours:

Monday–Friday, 8:30am–5pm (by appointment only)

Testing Center Information

Address:

Wean Hall 3604
Hamerschlag Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15213