All Board meetings will be held virtually on the second Monday of every month at 7:30 pm, via Google Meet.

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OCRID is hosting the Region III Conference - July 22-25, 2020!

BOARD VACANCY! Director of Meetings is vacant. If you are interested in being on the board, email

OCRID is excited to announce a call for committee members to pursue Ohio licensure or other statewide standards for interpreters working in settings other than K-12. The goal of this committee is to research and develop interpreting standards in Ohio. If you are interested in being part of this, please email!

We are also looking for bylaws committee members to review bylaws, explore amendments to bylaws, and to adhere to some of the motions that were made during the annual business meeting. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help, please email!

OCRID is also seeking individuals motivated to help coordinate, plan, and provide the 2020 OCRID State Conference. Due to OCRID hosting the Region III Conference, the OCRID Conference will be a one-day conference in the Spring. If you are interested in working with others to provide excellent content and a productive, motivating environment next year as we gather, come join us! The efforts of the Conference Planning Committee are definitely team efforts, and we need you! If you are interested in being involved, please reach out to!

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.

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2019-2020 Board of Directors

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Lewis Wright, NIC

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Director of Programming

Moses McIntosh, M.A., NIC

Director of Finance

Kelli Henery, B.A.

Director of Membership

Jordan Brian, M.Ed.

Director of Meetings


Director of Communications

Chelsea Sudar, B.A., NIC

Director of Community Relations

Julia Finocchi

CMP Coordinator

Shalene Germani, CI/CT and

Sara Yurkovic, NIC

(This position is not on the Board of Directors)

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