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 3 Conference in Columbus, Ohio!

Click here to help out!



Join OCRID for two Townhall Meetings!



OCRID has been hard at work updating the Bylaws and researching Standards and Licenses in Ohio. We want your feedback! Join us to discuss the future of OCRID and the state of Ohio!

*Townhalls will be conducted in ASL, and recorded for record keeping purposes.


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!

*All meetings will be recording for record keeping purposes

Welcome to our 2021-2023 Board of Directors!

President - Chelsea Sudar

Director of Programming - David Shanahan

Director of Finance - Janna Chadwell

Director of Membership - Amanda Gallof

Director of Meetings - Vicky Emerson

Director of Communications - VACANT

Director of Community Relations - Julia Finocchi

*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.

Like us on Facebook!