OCRID Membership,

First of all, thank you to all the members that attended our meeting on Monday, June 22nd to discuss the future of OCRID. It was nice to see so many people stepping up to help us determine how to move forward, and if it was possible.

The 2018-2020 Board of Directors has worked diligently over the past two years to help OCRID become the best it can be. We heard your comments and we understand your frustrations. We appreciate the multiple different perspectives. We are committed to continuing OCRID, and have committed to continue our positions through August, while we transition to a new Board of Directors.

As discussed, many things need to happen to improve OCRID as an organization. While things have not always been ideal, we are committed to working toward the common goal of the success of OCRID.

We are opening the current nominations for 2020-2022 Board of Directors until August 9th. Online voting will be open August 10th-21st. More information regarding how voting will work to come.

On August 24th at 7pm, a Zoom meeting will be held to announce the new Board of Directors. Due to COVID, we have chosen not to do an in-person Business Meeting, but we are in the process of discussing our options for the Fall.

During this time, the current Board will continue to correspond via email and meet monthly, as scheduled, to further discuss the wants and needs of the membership. Your participation is imperative to help us achieve these goals as we move forward! Our meetings are currently scheduled for the second Monday of every month, at 7:30pm.

Current Nominations:

President - Chelsea Sudar

  • To qualify: two year membership of both OCRID and RID, RID certification

Director of Programming - David Shanahan (two other nominations do not qualify for this position)

  • To qualify: one year membership of both OCRID and RID, RID certification

Director of Finance - Janna Chadwell

  • To qualify: one year membership of both OCRID and RID

Director of Meetings is vacant - Moses McIntosh has expressed interest to fill the vacancy if needed.

  • If you are interested in the position, please reach out at membership@ocrid.org.

**Submit your nominations to Jordan Brian, Director of Membership, at membership@ocrid.org by August 9th.

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#

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.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

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Lewis Wright, NIC


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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.

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