Lead Staff

Who We Are

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Cheryl Grenwelge, Ph.D.

Director of Transition Service Programs, 
Associate Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

979-458-1593 | cgrenwelge@tamu.edu

Office: TAMU Harrington Tower, 637F and AGVS #115

Dr. Grenwelge is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Her areas of expertise include transition services, secondary special education, self-determination, and youth leadership development.

Ruth Davenport, M.Ed.

PATHS Program Manager

979-845-4704 | rdavenport@tamu.edu

Office: TAMU Harrington Tower, 635
Fax: 979-862-1256

Ms. Davenport is a graduate of Texas A & M University, class of ’84. She also received her Masters in Administration at Texas A&M University in 1995. She completed 32 years in the public school system and has taught from kindergarten to seniors. She spent the last four years as an elementary principal.

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Mary Whirley, M.Ed.

PATHS Program Assistant

 | mwhirley3@tamu.edu

Office: TAMU Harrington Tower, 637K
Fax: 979-862-1256

Mary Whirley is a first year Special Education doctoral student at TAMU. She supports the instructors and mentors in working with the students during the program. Mary is responsible for program outreach and being to “go-to” person to support parents and DARS counselors while their students/consumers are completing the program.

Expertise include child development, transition services, and cultural awareness in vocational training.


Alyssa Lacativo Paschel, M.Ed.

PATHS Instructional Coordinator
Office: TAMU Harrington Tower, 620

 Alyssa Lacativo is the Instructional Coordinator for the PATHS Program. She is the lead instructor for the Child Care Professional and Direct Support Professional content classes. Alyssa also supports the instructional assistants and other course instructors. Her areas of expertise include transition services and special education.

Riley Biffle

Office: TAMU Harrington Tower, 637H

Riley Biffle received her B.A.A.S degree from Lamar University. Riley has a passion for teaching and will be training PATHS students to become child care professionals and direct support specialists.  In her free time, Riley loves to participate in a variety of sports and volunteers with our local Special Olympics team. 

Travis Hamil

Office: TAMU Harrington Tower, 619








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