Board of Directors

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President

Lewis Wright, NIC

Lewis has been working as a professional interpreter for 18 years. Most of that time has been spent community interpreting with stints in K-12, Post-Secondary, and currently VRS. Lewis has been interpreting at Deaf Services Center in Columbus for over 10 years and working as a Staff Interpreter for the last six of those 10 years. He's held his NIC certification since 2013 and is on the Ohio Supreme Court roster of interpreters. Lewis is also serving as the Interpreter Coordinator for OYO, Ohio's first and only statewide camp for deaf and hard of hearing youth. As a CODA, Lewis has a passion for the field of interpreting and wants to see the field grow alongside the D/deaf community. Over the years, he has assisted with hosting workshops at DSC, as well as provided mentoring to recent graduates and working interpreters. He is always looking for ways to partner with others to improve the field of interpreting for the communities we serve here in the great state of Ohio.

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Director of Programming

Moses McIntosh, M.A., NIC

Moses is a practicing interpreter in the Northeast Ohio region. Graduating with his undergraduate degree in interpreting and ASL language, and his master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University, he has worked both as an instructor and an interpreter in various settings, and serves as the Center Manager at Purple Communications in Akron, OH. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Studies, with a current research emphasis on the intersection of language learning and ideology. He has worked in a variety of fields including k-12, post-secondary, community, medical, VRS, and VRI. He is a husband of 10 years, and a father of four. Moses resides outside of Alliance, OH.

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Director of Finance

Kelli Henery, B.A.

Kelli has been an interpreter in her hometown of Columbus since 2007 when she graduated with her Associate’s degree in ASL interpreting from Columbus State Community College. After interpreting in K-12, community, and performance settings for 4 years she decided to continue her education. She received her Bachelor’s degree in linguistics from The Ohio State University in 2014. Kelli currently works as a designated interpreter at The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness and is studying for the NIC Knowledge exam. She enjoys giving back and does so as a volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and as a foster parent at Youth Advocate Services. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve as Director of Finance, giving back to another community she holds dear.

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Director of Membership

Erica Wilson, B.A., NIC

Erica is an interpreter with over ten years of experience. She began learning ASL in highschool and then completed the ITP at Kent State University. She has interpreted K-12, post-secondary, theatrical, platform, medical, political and VRS. She is currently working as the Center Supervisor for Purple Communications in Akron Ohio. She is certified and a motivated agent of change for the interpreting field of Ohio. She is a mother of two and a wife of 9 years. Erica resides in Uniontown, Ohio with her family and dog Ruby.

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Director of Meetings

Lisa McLaughlin, CI/CT

Lisa has been interpreting since 1998. She has been a member of RID and OCRID for many years and became certified (CI/CT) in 2006. Her work experience includes positions with Columbus Colony Housing, the Ohio Deaf-Blind Outreach Program, Hallenross & Associates, and she currently interprets in the government setting. Lisa previously served a 6-year span as Secretary on the OCRID Board of Directors. After a break in Board service, Lisa returned to the Board of Directors in 2016 as a State Representative. During this time, she was able to contribute her historical knowledge to the efforts of the board. Lisa is currently in the position of Director of Meetings, a role that plays to her strengths: taking notes, facilitating meetings, and providing historical perspective when helpful.

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Director of Communications

Chelsea Sudar, B.A., NIC

Chelsea Sudar has been interpreting since graduating from Kent State University with a Bachelors in Educational Interpreting in December 2010. She has interpreted in both educational and VRS settings. She obtained her NIC in August 2018. Chelsea currently works full time at Purple Communications, and has been employed with them since December 2015. She has lived in Columbus since July 2011.

Outside of developing her interpreting career, Chelsea enjoys hanging out with her friends, cuddling with her cat, and travelling. She is excited to be on the OCRID board to expand her involvement in and knowledge of the community and profession she is so passionate about. She feels she will be a great asset to the board because of her positive attitude and strong organizational skills.

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Director of Community Relations

Michelle Doyle, B.A., NIC

Michelle is from St. Louis MO and has been interpreting since she graduated from Florissant Valley Community College in 2002. She earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2007, her NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) in 2008 and her Special Certification: Legal (SC:L) in 2015. In 2009, she made Columbus Ohio her new home and has worked in the central Ohio area ever since.

Michelle specializes in legal interpreting, and has experience interpreting in k-12, post secondary education, mental health, medical, business, and domestic violence situations. She teaches classes in the interpreter education program at Columbus State Community College, and mentored interpreters out in the community.

One of Michelle's biggest loves is volunteering at summer camps and working with Deaf/HOH/Deafblind/Deafdisabled children and teens. She is lucky to currently have 3 different camp families that she is a part of and spends her summers with. She also enjoys hanging out, playing games, being outside and having fun with her family and all of her wonderful friends. She hopes to bring an open heart, intentional inclusivity, and social justice outcomes to her service on the board of OCRID.