Ann Marie Gortmaker
Access Services Specialist
Ann Marie joined the SIL team in 2014, shifting career interests from medical nutrition therapy to assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. She herself benefits daily from a variety of assistive devices allowing her to work well with a disability. Ann Marie finds her work in SIL Access Services very rewarding as people learn “what is possible” with assistive technology. Ann Marie serves on the City of Columbia Disabilities Commission and advocates for improved community access including transportation options. Though she no longer provides nutrition counseling, Ann Marie remains active in promoting good health through wise food choices and smart physical activity. Her involvement with the Community Garden Coalition and her local community garden allow her to combine both interests and to share good food with friends. She is still trying to find success growing vegetables in Missouri clay and welcomes suggestions!