Meet the Board

PCRID's Board of Directors are elected members of the organization charged with carrying out PCRID's administrative functions. In addition to each Board member's specific duties, the Board holds General Membership Meetings and meets quarterly to discuss the organization's business.

These leadership positions are rewarding and give members the opportunity to build camaraderie among professionals in our field.  Elections take place at the PCRID Annual Conference and each board position has a two-year term. Incumbents may run again and each member vote counts. Consider running for a Board position and give back to your organization!

President, Gina d'amore 2017 & 2018.
Gina brings a wealth of perspectives on the field, not only as an interpreter, but also as a business owner and a consumer. She has also served on other boards, including the International Alumnae of Delta Epsilon Sorority and was an OGG delegate at the 2016 NAD conference.  Currently, she is also president of the Eastern Deaf Women's Bowling Association! This track record of organizational  leadership experience will certainly make her an asset to PCRID.

Director of Communication, Kafi Lemons (2016 &) 2017.

Kafi Lemons has been an active member in the interpreting community for several years. As former Vice President (2010-2011) and President (2012-2015) of the National Alliance of Black Interpreters- DC Chapter, she was always supportive of the relationship with PCRID. Eager to continue her service, PCRID appointed Kafi into the Communications position to begin January 1, 2017 which she graciously accepted.

Director of Community Relations, traci ison 2017 & 2018.

Traci Ison moved to the DC area from the Northern Kentucky/ Cincinnati area. She now makes her home in Maryland. Her insight from having lived and worked in various communities is a real asset to the board. 

Traci's goal for her PCRID term is to create positive change in the DC Deaf and interpreting communities through fostering meaningful collaboration. Her term started in January 2016, so she has plenty of time to achieve those goals. 

Director of Meetings, D'Lisa Robinson 2017 & 2018.

D'Lisa M. Robinson is a certified interpreter and one of the newest members of the PCRID board. Originally from Georgia, she is a graduate of Maryville College and Gallaudet University. D'Lisa now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and puppy.

She first became involved in the deaf community through a deaf family member. Later, she decided to become a more active member in PCRID as a volunteer at the 2014 conference and then in 2015 joined the conference committee as the volunteer coordinator. In 2016, she proudly joined the board to complete the remaining year of the vacated Director of Meetings role. In the fall of 2016, D'Lisa was elected to a second term!

Director of Membership, Kevin Dyels 2016 & 2017.
Kevin is a native Californian, but has been a Marylander for more than 30 years. He started in PCRID as a committee member, heading the Food and Beverage committee for our Annual Conference several years in a row. In 2014, he made a longer-term commitment as a Board member, first serving as a Member-at-Large then Director of Membership. He continues to serve in that capacity for a second term!

This year, Kevin is aiming to strike the ever-evasive work-life balance. Wish him luck- and maybe even help him out!

Director of Professional Development, bradley christlieb 2017 & 2018.
Bradley's bio coming soon!

Treasurer, Sarah Blattberg 2016 & 2017.

Sarah originally hails from New York, but has called DC home for many years. She has been involved with PCRID in various capacities, first as a member of the Professional Development committee, then as President in 2013 & 2014. Since then, she has continued to serve on the Board as our Treasurer. 

One of Sarah's goals for this year is to focus her work on engaging with the community. You may be seeing her around more, so be sure to say hello!

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