TARGET Programs Team
Director, USDA TARGET Center
D’Ann V. Clayton
D’Ann V. Clayton serves as the Director of the TARGET Center and oversees the operations of USDA’s Accessible Technology and Resources Program.
Ms. Clayton brings a wealth of knowledge from projects in the information systems, quality management, and petroleum-chemical industries. In 2006, Ms. Clayton joined USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), as a Management Analyst to implement quality assurance initiatives in Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) and obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification on BRS’ permitting products.
Prior to her appointment as Director of the TARGET Center, Ms. Clayton served as the Special Emphasis Disability Employment Program Manager at APHIS-BRS. In 2009, she was awarded the APHIS Administrator’s Civil Rights Award for demonstrating considerable commitment and dedication to facilitating employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and increasing the awareness of disability issues throughout the organization.
Ms. Clayton holds a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Howard University and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Program Manager, Interpreting Services
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Nancy Frohman joined the USDA Interpreting Services Office staff on November
15, 2004. Nancy specializes in requesting and scheduling sign language interpreters
for all Deaf employees at USDA who need those services for meetings and training
sessions. Before joining USDA, Nancy was a graphic and web designer in the
Metro DC area and Southern California. Nancy has extensive experiences in
the deaf community as a counselor at a deaf camp, a mentor and Residents
Assistant for the “Explore Your Future” program at the National
Technical Institute for the Deaf and teacher’s aide at a speech school.
Nancy was a sign language instructor and also an interpreter for a legally
blind student in her American Sign Language classes. Nancy taught the Computer
Business Technology courses to the deaf adults. Nancy has a Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Assistant, Interpreting Services
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Lynette Spriggs began her USDA career on October 18, 1987, working her
way up through various assignments in the Mail Reproduction Management
Division. She joined the Interpreting Services Office staff on May
10, 1997 as Assistant to the Program Manager. Ms. Spriggs handles a
large volume of requests for interpreting services and is the primary
liaison with outside sign language referral agencies for filling the
requests for interpreters.
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Annette Paz joined the USDA TARGET Center team in August, 2006. As the
Assistive Technology Specialist, her major responsibilities include performing
needs assessment focusing on assistive technology. She will be
supporting all other TARGET services, including Section 508 training,
ergonomics, outreach coordination and installation of assistive technology
Ms. Paz received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She
attended classes in Scottsdale and Glendale while living in Arizona emphasizing
on education with assistive technology. Ms. Paz has extensive
experience in assistive technology; she was the Lead Assistive Technology
Instructor for over six years at the Foundation for Blind Children, Phoenix,
Arizona. Ms. Paz has attended national as well as local disability conferences
and presented at training workshops on ergonomic fundamentals as well
as simplified training seminars for persons with cognitive disabilities.
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Stephanie Bradley began working at TARGET in March, 2007. She left Johns
Hopkins Rehabilitation Program where she was employed for 6 years as
a Rehabilitation Therapist. While working at Johns Hopkins, she developed
an employment readiness training program to assist individuals with disabilities
to further employment readiness skills. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of
Science degree from University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Rehabilitation,
and is planning to obtain a masters degree in Occupational Therapy. Stephanie
has been a long advocate for individuals with disabilities, and is actively
pursuing her credentials in Assistive Technology and Ergonomics. Stephanie
has worked for the government for many years within the Army Educational
Services, and within the public school system as a Special Education
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Paul Lloyd began doing communications work at the TARGET Center in September,
2001. Paul has acted as the public relations, marketing, and advertising
arms of the TARGET Center, working to balance creating a recognizable ‘brand’ for
the TARGET Center while catering to the non-profit culture as well as
the disability arena. Paul is responsible for TARGET’s training
and outreach programs, as well as ensuring that TARGET customers receive
the level of service they deserve.
Paul received a Bachelor of Arts in the Advertising and Marketing from
University of Maryland in 1999 and a Master’s of
Business of Administration from The George Washington University in 2007.
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