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

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

REGION III CONFERENCE: "Allyship = Collaboration, Cohesion, and Commitment"

July 22-25, 2020 in Columbus, OH

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

Founded in 1968 by Russell Moore, the Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OCRID) would like to invite you to participate in the 2020 Region III Conference. The conference will be held July 22-25, 2020 in Columbus, OH.

OCRID has been given the amazing opportunity to host the Region III Conference this year, and we are looking for interactive and motivated presenters! We are hoping to provide a variety of topics to satisfy ALL interpreters.

We are also looking for a Keynote and/or Endnote presenter, preferably able to provide a cohesive PPO workshop for a total of two hours (one hour each). The theme of the conference has not been decided, and we are looking forward to the ideas gathered to help us formulate one!

We are looking for engaging presenters who are prepared to offer practice-based or theoretical, interactive trainings. We envision that a great workshop will be:

  • facilitated in ASL with appropriate visual support for a signing environment
  • interactive and either practice-based or theoretical
  • applicable to all interpreters, regardless of work setting
  • presented in a unique layout, unlike the typical 2 or 3-hour, lecture-based approach

Presenter applications must include the following:

  1. Workshop description and length (we will offer both 2-hour and 3-hour workshops)
  2. Provide four to five learning objectives which will be used to qualify for CEUs
  3. Attached professional resume

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Presenter applications are due by March 1, 2020 and should be sent to Moses McIntosh, at

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.

Wood painted blue with the words #weloveocrid.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Man with beard, wearing light blue shirt.


Lewis Wright, NIC

Man with beard and rectangular glasses, wearing purple shirt.

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.