Disability Support Services Staff

Tim Gerlitz
(208) 769-7794 

Tim is a University of Idaho alumni and grew up in Coeur d'Alene.  He has worked for the State of Idaho in various capacities for over 28 years in the areas of program management, social work, mental health, intellectual disabilities, aged and disabled services, substance abuse, corrections and labor. 


Ty Caraway
Senior Administrative Assistant and
Intake Specialist

(208) 665-4520

Ty is the Assistant to the Director and also the Intake Specialist for DSS.  She attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS and brings over 10 years experience in office administration to the NIC Campus. 



Ryan Scott, MA
Access Specialist

(Specializing in Blind and Visually Impaired, Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technology)
(208) 676-7200

Ryan has a  Master's degree in communication emphasizing  on the culture of learning disabilities within the postsecondary environment. Ryan brings four years combined experience in instruction, peer tutoring and advising from Boise State University.  In CEA he is responsible for assisting students who are Blind/Visually Impaired/Learning Disabled with accommodations such as assistive technology, audio material and more.


Gina Naccarato
Access Specialist
(Specializes in Psychiatric Disabilities)
(208) 625-2302

Gina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Organizational Communications from Eastern Washington University.  She has many years of administrative and managerial experience.  At DSS she is responsible for assisting students with psychiatric disabilities. She is certified as a C-Print Captionist by the National Institute for the Deaf and by PEPNET for Notetaking Skills and Serving College Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Lindsey Myer
Access Specialist
(Specializes in Intellectual Disabilities, Neurological and  Medical Conditions)
(208) 769-5991