Image Descriptions: 2022-2023 Board of Directors (Left to Right) 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 Programming, John Lestina, Jr, a clean shaven white man with short brown hair and blue eyes with large black glasses, is directly facing (portrait style) the camera wearing a warm toothy smile, black blazer, and white collard shirt with small black plaid stripes. He stands in front of a blurred natural background with the sun shining through branches and leaves of green trees. Director of Finance, VACANT, white background with red "VACANT" in all caps. Director of Meetings, Vicky Emerson, 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, 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. Member at Large, Susan Harvey a white women with shoulder length curly blond and brown hair with brown eyes looks directly at the camera (portrait style) with a warm, toothy smile that reaches to her eyes. She stands in front of a dark brown wooden door wearing a black blouse. Deaf Member at Large, Dawn Watts, a white women with short straight blond hair, with one strand braided and beaded longer than the rest, looks directly at the camera (portrait style) with blue eyes and a warm, toothy smile that reaches to her eyes. She stands in front of a room with furniture obscured in the background wearing a white embroidered blouse. CMP Coordinator, Shalene Germani, CI/CT, Kara Bull, NIC, and Katey Norcross, 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.

ANNOUNCING

New Board members beginning their term July 1st, 2022

President: Moses McIntosh (7/1/22-6/30/24)

Director of Programming: John Lestina, Jr (7/1/22-6/30/23)

Director of Communications: Kate Giet (7/1/22-6/30/23)

Member at Large: Susan Harvey (7/1/22-6/30/23)

Deaf Member at Large: Dawn Watts (7/1/22-6/30/24)

Image Descriptions: 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 Programming, John Lestina, Jr, a clean shaven white man with short brown hair and blue eyes with large black glasses, is directly facing (portrait style) the camera wearing a warm toothy smile, black blazer, and white collard shirt with small black plaid stripes. He stands in front of a blurred natural background with the sun shining through branches and leaves of green trees. 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. Member at Large, Susan Harvey a white women with shoulder length curly blond and brown hair with brown eyes looks directly at the camera (portrait style) with a warm, toothy smile that reaches to her eyes. She stands in front of a dark brown wooden door wearing a black blouse. Deaf Member at Large, Dawn Watts, a white women with short straight blond hair, with one strand braided and beaded longer than the rest, looks directly at the camera (portrait style) with blue eyes and a warm, toothy smile that reaches to her eyes. She stands in front of a room with furniture obscured in the background wearing a white embroidered blouse.

Thank you to everyone for attending the 2022 Region III Conference! We had an amazing turnout, and believe it was an overall success.


We made history by providing the first ever Hybrid Conference for RID! Thank you for your patience as we navigated the challenges and hiccups we encountered.


Thank you to the Presenters, the OCRID BoD, the Conference Planning Committee, the Support Staff, and the interpreters. This was a success because of YOU!


Thank you to the Greater Columbus Convention Center for hosting us, and being flexible with our needs throughout the weekend.


#2022r3becomethechange


*If you attended the Conference, please provide us with honest feedback here!

STILL SEEKING

OCRID is still seeking a qualified candidate to fill the vacant position of Director of Finance. If you are interested, or might know someone who is, please reach out to president@ocrid.org

Image Descriptions: Director of Finance, VACANT, white background with red "VACANT" in all caps.

OCRID Board Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of every month at 7:15 pm EST. All meetings are held in ASL. Join here!

*All meetings will be recorded for record keeping purposes.

*If you would like to request an ASL to English (voicing) Interpreter for the meeting, please contact our Director of Meetings at meetings@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.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

President

Moses McIntosh, ABD, M.Ed.,

BA, BS, NIC

president@ocrid.org

Director of Programming

John Lestina, Jr, NIC

programming@ocrid.org

Director of Finance

VACANT

finance@ocrid.org

Director of Meetings

Vicky Emerson, RID-CT, Trauma Informed Qualified Interpreter - 2016

meetings@ocrid.org

Director of Communications

Kate Giet

communications@ocrid.org

Member at Large

Susan Harvey

memberatlarge@ocrid.org

Deaf Member at Large

Dawn Watts

deafmemberatlarge@ocrid.org


CMP Coordinator

Shalene Germani, CI/CT,

Kara Bull, NIC and

Katey Norcross

cmp@ocrid.org


(This position is not on the Board of Directors)

Image Descriptions: 2022-2023 Board of Directors (Left to Right) 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 Programming, John Lestina, Jr, a clean shaven white man with short brown hair and blue eyes with large black glasses, is directly facing (portrait style) the camera wearing a warm toothy smile, black blazer, and white collard shirt with small black plaid stripes. He stands in front of a blurred natural background with the sun shining through branches and leaves of green trees. Director of Finance, VACANT, white background with red "VACANT" in all caps. Director of Meetings, Vicky Emerson, 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, 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. Member at Large, Susan Harvey a white women with shoulder length curly blond and brown hair with brown eyes looks directly at the camera (portrait style) with a warm, toothy smile that reaches to her eyes. She stands in front of a dark brown wooden door wearing a black blouse. Deaf Member at Large, Dawn Watts, a white women with short straight blond hair, with one strand braided and beaded longer than the rest, looks directly at the camera (portrait style) with blue eyes and a warm, toothy smile that reaches to her eyes. She stands in front of a room with furniture obscured in the background wearing a white embroidered blouse. CMP Coordinator, Shalene Germani, CI/CT, Kara Bull, NIC, and Katey Norcross, 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.

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