Board of Directors
Moses is a practicing interpreter in Northeastern Ohio. Graduating with bachelor’s degrees in interpreting and ASL, and his master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University, he has worked as an instructor, interpreter, mentor, and manager. 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. NIC certified, he has interpreted in k-12, post-secondary, community, medical, VRS, and VRI. Moses currently serves as the National Manager of Community Operations at Purple Communications. He is also an ordained Pastor and Elder and serves in both of those capacities in his local church body. Moses has been married for 14 years and has five beautiful children.
Image Description: President, Moses McIntosh, a white man with short brown hair and hazel eyes with large black glasses and a medium length beard is directly facing (portrait style) the camera wearing a warm toothy smile and a light blue plaid shirt with a collar. He stands in front of a blurred natural background with the sun shining through branches and leaves of green trees.
Director of Finance
Kate is a 2021 graduate from Kent State University's ASL/ENG Interpreting program, where she also minored in Psychology. She has volunteered with OCRID for a few years, primarily with the Silent Auction during conferences, and is excited to serve on the Board. Kate is a community interpreter in Northeast Ohio. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, tending to her 20+ houseplants, traveling and reading.
Image Description: Director of Communications, Kate Giet, a white women with shoulder length blond highlighted hair and brown eyes directly faces the camera (portrait style) with a a warm, toothy smile wearing a brown sweater. She stands in front of a plain light gray background.
Director of Meetings
Vicky Emerson, RID-CT, Trauma Informed Qualified Interpreter - 2016
Image Description: Vicky 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.
Director of Communications