2021 Board Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm EST.

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Special Announcements!

Ohio DI Training!

The Ohio DI training is coming up! We are looking for a few hearing interpreters to join us for training and feedback on the process of teaming with a Deaf Interpreter. Please contact OhioCDItraining@gmail.com with your interest or any questions. Cost is $50 for 0.8 CEUs. We need 1 – 2 additional interpreters for each location. Dates/locations:

Columbus: March 6, 2021 1 – 6pm and March 7, 2021 8 – 11am

Cleveland: March 13, 2021 1 – 6pm and March 14, 2021 8 – 11am

COVID protocols observed at all times, please cancel if you are sick or exposed to someone with COVID.

Director of Communications

The position is still vacant! Please email Chelsea at president@ocrid.org if interested! Term ends June 30, 2021!

We are still looking for Committee members to volunteer! Information is below.

Call for Committee Members

If interested in joining any of the committees below, please email Chelsea at president@ocrid.org.

Bylaws Committee

During the 2018 Annual Business Meeting, a motion to establish a Bylaws Committee was passed. This committee will review and revise our current Bylaws. The expectation will be to meet once a month to determine what needs changed or edited. The committee will submit changes to the Board for review and the Board will submit to members for voting.

Awards and Scholarships Committee

One of the goals of OCRID this year is to improve the nomination involvement of the Awards and Scholarships that OCRID offer. This committee will review and revise the current Awards and Scholarships, to be more relevant to our current membership. The expectation of this committee will be to meet once a month until the necessary revisions are made and submitted to the Board for approval

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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.

2020-2021 Board of Directors


Chelsea Sudar, MBA, NIC


Director of Programming

David Shanahan, NIC


Director of Finance

Janna Chadwell, B.A.


Director of Membership

Jordan Reusser, M.Ed.


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Director of Meetings

Moses McIntosh, M.A., NIC


Director of Communications



Director of Community Relations

Julia Finocchi


CMP Coordinator

Shalene Germani, CI/CT and

Sara Yurkovic, NIC

Kara Bull, NIC


(This position is not on the Board of Directors)

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

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