Dr. Tesar is Director for the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSWD) at Gallaudet University. She has been employed at Gallaudet for 33 years, spending the last 23 years with OSWD. Dr. Tesar has served on numerous professional boards whose collective purpose is to enhance rehabilitation, employment, and educational opportunities as well as to ensure equal access for adults with disabilities. These include but are not limited to, Past President of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association and the Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee and the Developmental Disabilities Council; both sponsored by the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia. She has been a member of the Association for Higher Education and Disability since 1986 and a member of C-AHEAD formally the Nation’s Capital Area Disability Support Services Coalition, and the Maryland Disability and Higher Education Network since 1990.