Save The Date!

OCRID is hosting a VIRTUAL mini conference and business meeting on December 13th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

There will a PPO workshop offered! Up to 0.4 CEUs! All in the comfort of your own home!

**More information to come!

OCRID Members: Free

Students: Free

Community Members: $10

Non-OCRID Members: $40 (become a member for cheaper! Click here!)

Special Announcements!

ITP Graduates from May 2019-December 2020 may take the NIC Interview and Performance at no charge! Have you taken and passed the NIC Knowledge? See the Facebook post with details here!

Director of Communications

The position is still vacant! Please email Chelsea at 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

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.

Educational Interpreter Committee

It is important to the OCRID Board that all interpreters in Ohio are supported. In order to provide the support needed to Educational Interpreters, this committee will be comprised of Educational Interpreters.

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.

Next Board Meeting: December 8th at 7pm EST.

Dial-in: (US) +1 434-623-2334 PIN: 621 064 844#

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, 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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