Accessibility Services provides consulting services devoted exclusively to making our built environment accessible to people with disabilities. Our goal is to assist property owners and designers as they navigate the myriad of accessibility requirements that apply to any given facility – both at the state and federal levels – accessibility consulting including plan review, site assessment and training.
Our group of professionals, including certified accessibility specialists, plan examiners, attorneys, architects and code enforcement officials is skilled in applying state and federal accessibility requirements, including, American with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing, Section 504 and state/local accessibility requirements to your project.
Dominic Marinelli has been with the United Spinal Association for 25 years. Mr. Marinelli provides continuing education to members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). He is a Contract Instructor for the International Codes Council (ICC) and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Pratt’s Center for Continuing & Professional Studies in New York City.
Mr. Marinelli is a certified Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Code Council and serves on various committees including American National Standard Institute Residential Committee which he serves as Chair. He also represented United Spinal Association on the US Access Board’s Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Committee.
Mr. Marinelli holds a Master of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is certified in code enforcement by the New York State Department of State Codes Division and as an Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Codes Council (ICC).
Jennifer L. Perry
Jennifer Perry has been with United Spinal Association since 1998. Ms. Perry provides continuing education to members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chapters in Philadelphia, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Maryland, Illinois and New Jersey. In addition, Jennifer is certified by Pennsylvania’s Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) to provide instruction on accessibility requirements to Code Enforcement Officials in the Commonwealth.
A certified Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Code Council and a registered provider of Continuing Education by the American Institute of Architects, Jennifer holds a BA in Political Science and French from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Accessibility Compliance Specialist
Tim Perry has been with United Spinal Association since 2011. Prior to joining United Spinal, worked as a contractor in the home building field with particular involvement with kitchen and bath design and valuable knowledge in construction pricing. Mr. Perry also has vast experience in reviewing existing building sites and providing recommendations to ensure accessibility and compliance with applicable codes.
Mr. Perry holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA and has been an educator for several years. His teaching background and expertise enhance the many training opportunities we offer our clients.
Kleo J. King
Senior Vice President
Kleo King has worked in the accessibility field for over 25 years as a legal advisor and attorney primarily in the areas of housing, transportation and access to public accommodations. She is certified in code enforcement by the New York State Department of State Codes Division.
Ms. King served as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Delivery of Legal Services to the Disabled and as a member of the Committee’s Planning Board. She also was an active member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities and was the chairperson from July 1997 until June 2000. Ms. King served as a member of the United States Access Board’s Courthouse Access Advisory Committee and a member of the United States Access Board’s Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards Advisory Committee.
Ms. King received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law and is admitted to the Virginia and New York State Bars. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Virginia Bar Association. She has contributed to several publications, including the Lawyers Cooperative Publishing’s Americans with Disabilities Practice and Compliance Manual; the New York State Bar Association’s Representing People with Disabilities; and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Rights of People with Disabilities.
Kenneth W. Pearl
New York State Registered Architect
Mr. Pearl has over 27 years of professional service. Mr. Pearl is both a founding member of Building Science Services, LLC and has served as President and Principal-in-charge of Architecture Unlimited, LLC since its separate founding in 1995. His practice focus has remains existing buildings and facilities. Additions, remodels, improvements, occupancy changes, alterations and repairs have long been a challenging project segment for both Owners and traditional industry professionals including A/E firms, Design/Build Firms and Construction Companies.
As a registered architect, Mr. Pearl brings expertise and knowledge to effectively solve and manage the unique problems associated with existing buildings.
Mr. Pearl received his Bachelor of Science, Environmental Design from the State University College at Buffalo. He is a member of American Institute of Architects, Association for Facilities Engineers. Coalition of Design Professionals, Design/Build Institute of America, National Roofing Contractors Association, and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.
Thomas N. Foss
Mr. Foss has over 20 years of construction management experience. Mr. Foss is a founding member of Building Science Services, LLC. His work has included the design of cold storage warehouse facilities, specialty laboratory spaces, manufacturing facilities, heavy industrial facilities, building envelop performance improvements, roof replacements, structural investigations, life safety improvements, site development work, masonry repairs, barrier-free improvements, and code compliance assessments.
His CAD certification provides us with the ability to offer design solutions to issues we identify as barriers to accessibility.
Mr. Foss received his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Architecture from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Timothy P. Casamento
New York State Licensed Professional Engineer
Mr. Casamento has over 30 years of professional experience. In 1998 he formed Ahern Contractors, Structural Steel Group and was responsible for all estimating, engineering and project management for steel rehabilitation work. Mr. Casamento established his own consulting business in 2003. He acts as an engineering consultant on various steel rehabilitation projects and residential design projects.
As a structural engineer, Mr. Casamento brings expertise and knowledge about the building process, including estimating costs and providing engineered solutions for issues identified in existing structures.
Mr. Casamento received a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology in 1982. Mr. Casamento is an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Construction, and a life member of Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society.