Meet Our Team

The Assistive Technology Services team is made up of highly qualified Assistive Technology Professionals, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and Braille Instructors to help meet the needs of those that walk through our doors.  Our team is committed to helping each client achieve his or her full potential.

Lana Little
Director

Lana Little

Lana Little is the Director of Assistive Technology Services at Signal Centers. Mrs. Little has her MS in Counseling from UTK with over 20 years experience working with people who have a wide range of disabilities. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and completed her Deaf-Blindness certification through Northern Illinois University with onsite training at the Helen Keller Center in Long Island, New York. She is the President of the Chattanooga University Community Lions Club, a member of the Scenic City Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, a member of the TN Organization of the Deaf-Blind and is a member of the Choo Choo Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Ezra Reynolds
Design Specialist

Ezra Reynolds

I am Ezra Reynolds, Assistive Technology Design Specialist. I have been with Signal Centers for over thirteen years. I help people find devices to be more independent; if one does not exist I can often adapt or build something to help. I have a degree in Computer Science and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Beth Warren
Assistive Technology Professional

Beth Warren

Beth Warren is a Rehabilitation Engineer who works with individuals with disabilities to gain independence. Beth has worked in Assistive Technology field for 15 years. Most recently employed with Signal Centers in Chattanooga TN. She is a certified ATP since 2008 with Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America and holds a Bachelor of science degree in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University.

Steve Powell
Assistive Technology Professional

Steve Powell

Steve has worked with Signal Centers for over 18 years and has experience working with individuals with disabilities for over 25 years. He received his certificate in Assistive Technology from California State University – Northridge and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. Steve holds a current certification as an Assistive Technology Professional through the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA).

Larisa DeZayas
Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Larisa DeZayas

Larisa joined the Assistive Technology Services staff as a Vision Rehabilitation Specialist in 2018. She provides Orientation & Mobility instruction and support to clients who are living with low vision or blindness. She received her BA from the University of Toronto before becoming a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist at Mohawk College in Brantford, Ontario. Larisa brings back to Chattanooga over 20 years of experience teaching skills for independent mobility and daily living with people of all ages, in a wide variety of settings.

Suzanne Goodemote
Vision Specialist

Suzanne Goodemote

Suzanne is a vision specialist working with clients on locating techniques, independent living skills, and learning Braille. She has taught individuals of all ages and wants to continue maximizing her efforts to aid those with visual impairments to the greatest benefit possible.

Byron Meador
JAWS Instructor

Byron Meador

I have been legally blind since I was a child. My diagnosis is Starr-Gardts, a juvenile progressive form of macular degeneration. After many years of different occupations, including a 25 year stint as a bartender, I came to Signal Centers to gain additional blindness skills that would help me find a new career. Through the direction of the AT staff, I received my certification for JAWS, a screen reading software, and shortly thereafter was hired by Signal Centers to lead JAWS classes. In addition, I co-facilitate group meetings on adjustment to blindness, am part of transportation group which ensures reliable and safe transportation for blind citizens of Chattanooga and the surrounding areas, and also teach voiceover apps for Apple products.

Amanda Jones
JAWS Instructor

Amanda Jones

Before being hired as a JAWS instructor in AT Services, Amanda spent time volunteering at the center, where she was able to work one-on-one with clients both in JAWS and in mobile device training. Amanda’s desire was to work in a field of employment where she could use assistive technology to help others learn.

 Ezra Reynolds demonstrates how to use an augmentative and alternative communication device.

Ezra Reynolds demonstrates how to use an augmentative and alternative communication device.