Image Descriptions: 2021-2022 Board of Directors (Left to Right) Chelsea Sudar, President, a white woman with blond shoulder length curled hair and brown eyes is directly facing (portrait style) the camera wearing a warm toothy smile that reaches her eyes and a dark gray v-neck sweater. She sits in front of a white wall and over her right shoulder a red, gray and white throw blanket is visible. David Shanahan, Director of Programming, is a clean shaved, white man facing the camera (portrait style), shaved head, glasses, a slightly mischievous smile & a sparkle in his eyes. He is sitting in front of a blue wall and is he’s wearing a dark navy blue dress shirt, a gold tie and a neck-lanyard tucked into his shirt pocket. Janna Chadwell, Director of Finance, is a white woman who sits facing the camera (portrait style). She has straight blonde shoulder length hair, glasses and a tentative smile. She is wearing a maroon sweater over a black shirt. She is in front of a cream colored wall. Amanda Gallof, Director of Membership, Image Description, Amanda Gallof is a white woman, facing the camera (portrait style). She has long dark hair, with some blonde. She has dark eyes and a large, welcoming smile. She is in a grey blazer with a black shirt underneath. The background is white, looking like a professional headshot. Vicky Emerson, Director of Meetings, is a Caucasian cis-gen woman who is directly facing the camera with a full smile, wearing glasses & long dangly silver swirl earrings with her long brown hair hanging down and with a streak of silver (glitter) in her half pulled up curly hair in from of a stone stairway in front of a castle in Sydney, Ohio. Snow is on the ground. VACANT, Director of Communications, white background with red "VACANT" in all caps. Julia Finocchi, Director of Community Relations, stands in a green field with tall green trees surrounding her. She has a serious calm look on her face with straight shoulder length light brown hair, clear eyes and high cheekbones with a slight dimple on the right corner of her mouth. She is facing the camera (portrait style).

OCRID is hosting 2022 RID Region III Conference in Columbus, Ohio!

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

June 16-19, 2022


View all Conference Information here!


*We will be offering this conference in a hybrid format. We'd love to see you in person, but you are also welcome to join virtually, via Zoom!

OCRID Board Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of every month at 7:15 pm EST. All meetings will be held in ASL. Join here!


*NOTE: JUNE 14th BOARD MEETING IS CANCELLED! Instead, join us for our Annual Business Meeting on June 18, 2022 11:15a-12:30p. Use the link above OR attend in person at the Columbus Convention Center. You do NOT need to register for the conference to attend the Business Meeting.

*All meetings will be recorded for record keeping purposes.

2022 Call For Nominations


The Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is committed to excellence in its provision of educational opportunities across the state. It is time for some of the directors to step down, as their term is expiring. Please see the following positions that will be vacant on July 1, 2022.


If interested, please submit a nomination email to the Director of Membership (membership@OCRID.org) by June 8, 2022. The Director of Membership will verify this person is a member in good standing with OCRID, and verify acceptance of nomination.


Voting will take place at the 2022 Board Meeting, during the Region III Conference, on June 18, 2022.


**To qualify, applicants must reside in Ohio. Each person serving on the OCRID Board of Directors must be a member in good standing of OCRID and a member in good standing of RID for at least one year prior to serving. Directors should possess the qualifications and proficiency to successfully carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position they are seeking. Each person serving on the Board of Directors should be familiar with, or be willing to acclimate to, the current electronic filing and communications systems.


General Duties


1. To perform any and all duties imposed on them by law, the Articles of Incorporation, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, these bylaws, or as directed by the membership.

2. To adopt, make and use a corporate logo, and to prescribe the form of membership cards (printed or electronic).

3. To approve an annual budget for the maintenance and operation of this corporation.


Board of Directors


1. President

The President shall have general supervision and direction of the affairs of OCRID and other duties as prescribed by the Board or the membership. The President can also appoint or abolish any committees, including standing, special, and/or ad hoc, composed of voting members in good standing. The President will have co-signature responsibility with the Director of Finance on all financial accounts of corporate funds. The President will set the agenda and conduct all Board meetings, the annual conference business meeting(s), and any special meetings of the membership. And the President will be accountable to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) for the activities and reporting of OCRID.


2. Director of Programming

In the absence of the President, The Director of Programming shall perform all the duties of the President and in so acting, shall have all the powers of the President. The Director of Programming shall oversee the Certification Maintenance Program in conjunction with the CMP Coordinator; and establish budgets for all programs (e.g. Annual Conference Committee, Professional Development Committee). The Director of Programming shall oversee the professional development committee and the mentorship committee. The Director of Programming shall provide periodic reports on programming services to the Board of Directors and have other powers and duties as prescribed by the Board and/or the membership.


3. Director of Finance

The Director of Finance shall supervise the receipt and safekeeping of all funds of OCRID and deposit them in the bank or banks that may be designated by the Board. The Director of Finance shall complete all forms as required by the federal and state government. The Director of Finance will have co-signature responsibility with the President on all financial accounts of corporate funds. The Director of Finance will provide periodic reports on financial standing to the Board of Directors and have other powers and duties as prescribed by the Board and/or the membership.


4. Director of Communications (one year commitment)

The Director of Communications shall oversee communications to the membership and the broader community, such as: updating the website, managing social media accounts, and all publications. The Director of Communications will provide periodic reports on communications to the Board of Directors and have other powers and duties as prescribed by the Board and/or the membership.


Nominate here!

*Interested in serving on the Board? The Director of Communications position is vacant! Email Chelsea at president@ocrid.org.

Special Announcements!

Based on a motion made during the 2021 Annual Business Meeting, we have established an ad-hoc committee for Mentorship. This committee will research mentorship opportunities in Ohio to see if OCRID can partner, or work on developing a mentorship program under the organization. Interested? Email president@ocrid.org.


Want to get involved? Click here to view OCRID's standing and ad hoc committees.

Want a job posted to our Facebook or sent to membership? You must be an organizational/individual member of OCRID. Become a member here.

The mission of the Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is to promote best practices in the profession of sign language interpreting throughout Ohio by fostering relationships with practitioners and the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community and advocating for equality, professionalism, and excellence.

Revised May 2017

(Currently in revision stage)

2021-2022 Board of Directors

President

Chelsea Sudar, MBA, NIC

president@ocrid.org

Director of Programming

David Shanahan, NIC

programming@ocrid.org

Director of Finance

Janna Chadwell, B.A.

finance@ocrid.org

Director of Membership

Amanda Gallof

membership@ocrid.org

Director of Meetings

Vicky Emerson, RID-CT, Trauma Informed Qualified Interpreter - 2016

meetings@ocrid.org

Director of Communications

VACANT

communications@ocrid.org

Director of Community Relations

Julia Finocchi

community@ocrid.org


CMP Coordinator

Shalene Germani, CI/CT,

Sara Yurkovic, NIC and

Kara Bull, NIC

cmp@ocrid.org


(This position is not on the Board of Directors)

Image Descriptions: 2021-2022 Board of Directors: (Left to Right) Chelsea Sudar, President, a white woman with blond shoulder length curled hair and brown eyes is directly facing (portrait style) the camera wearing a warm toothy smile that reaches her eyes and a dark gray v-neck sweater. She sits in front of a white wall and over her right shoulder a red, gray and white throw blanket is visible. David Shanahan, Director of Programming, is a clean shaved, white man facing the camera (portrait style), shaved head, glasses, a slightly mischievous smile & a sparkle in his eyes. He is sitting in front of a blue wall and is he’s wearing a dark navy blue dress shirt, a gold tie and a neck-lanyard tucked into his shirt pocket. Janna Chadwell, Director of Finance, is a white woman who sits facing the camera (portrait style). She has straight blonde shoulder length hair, glasses and a tentative smile. She is wearing a maroon sweater over a black shirt. She is in front of a cream colored wall. Amanda Gallof, Director of Membership, Image Description, Amanda Gallof is a white woman, facing the camera (portrait style). She has long dark hair, with some blonde. She has dark eyes and a large, welcoming smile. She is in a grey blazer with a black shirt underneath. The background is white, looking like a professional headshot. Vicky Emerson, Director of Meetings, is a Caucasian cis-gen woman who is directly facing the camera with a full smile, wearing glasses & long dangly silver swirl earrings with her long brown hair hanging down and with a streak of silver (glitter) in her half pulled up curly hair in from of a stone stairway in front of a castle in Sydney, Ohio. Snow is on the ground. VACANT, Director of Communications, white background with red "VACANT" in all caps. Julia Finocchi, Director of Community Relations, stands in a green field with tall green trees surrounding her. She has a serious calm look on her face with straight shoulder length light brown hair, clear eyes and high cheekbones with a slight dimple on the right corner of her mouth. She is facing the camera (portrait style). CMP Coordinator, Shalene Germani, CI/CT, Sara Yurkovic, NIC and Kara Bull, NIC, Circle - "Certification Maintenance Program Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf" outline around the outside of the circle in black letter and white background. The center of the circle is black with RID in white lettering.

For full biographies, please go to the Board of Directors page.

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