Potomac Chapter

of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf




PCRID is entirely volunteer-based. We are interpreters just like you. 


WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

PCRID Board & Committees


PRESIDENT


Gina D'Amore

ROLE:

The president liaises with the parent company, RID and leads the Board of Directors and members in our organization's initiatives. The presidential term is two years, and begins in odd years.

OVERSEES: 

    • Bylaws Committee 
    • Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Region II conference committee Rep

TERM: 2017-2018

CONTACT: president@pcrid.org

BYLAWS COMMITTEE Chair

Diana Markel

Contact: bylaws@pcrid.org

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS


Andrea Smith

Contact: 

REGION II CONFERENCE Rep

(Vacant Position)

Director of community relations


Traci Ison

ROLE:

The Director of Community Relations ensures that PCRID and community organizations impacted by the interpreter profession are working together toward building the strength of the community. These "sister" organizations are referred to as Stakeholder Organizations, and are membership-based chapters of national organizations within the Deaf and Interpreter communities. PCIRD Community Representatives attend community & networking events as an official PCRID Rep. Liaisons assist in partnership and communication efforts with Stakeholder Organizations, which also helps keep PCRID informed of community events to add to our Community Calendar.


OVERSEES: 

    • Community Liaisons
    • Communication (Temporary)

TERM: 2017-2018

CONTACT: president@pcrid.org


STAKEHOLDER ORGANIZATIONS,  Local chapters of national, member-based organizations within the sign language interpreting and Deaf communities.

DCABDA: DC Area Black Deaf Advocates  |  DCAD: DC Chapter of NAD GWADA: Greater Washington Asian Deaf Association  |  LDHH: Latino Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association of Metro-DC  |  MDAD: Maryland Chapter of NAD  MWADB/BADB: Metro-Washington and Baltimore Associations of the DeafBlind  | NAOBI-DC: National Alliance of Black Interpreters - DC Chapter.

Are you currently involved with one of the organizations above, and want to help PCRID stay connected? Have an organization to add to the list? 

Email Traci today!

Meetings

The Director of Meetings (formerly the Secretary) is responsible for keeping a full and accurate record of the proceedings of the Board, annual and/or special business meetings of the membership. The director provides periodic reports to the membership on the actions of the Board and handles all official correspondence. The director oversees all meetings, including the Annual Conference, and is the liaison between the board and the Archivist.

Keisha Osborne

Director of Meetings
Term: 2018 & 2019

Contact: Meetings@pcrid.org

Jenifer McGilligan

Archivist

Archivist@pcrid.org

Bradley Christlieb

Conference Committee Co-Chair

Conference@pcrid.org

Membership

Director of Membership (formerly Member at Large) represents the interests of all PCRID members and recruits future members from area ITPs and interpreting agencies. At the committee level, the Member Relations and Legislative Affairs chairs assists the Director in these efforts.

Paris McTizic

Director of Membership
Term: 2018 &2019

Contact: Membership@pcrid.org


Kevin Dyels
Member Relations
MemberRelations@pcrid.org


Natalie VanEman,
Member Outreach
Outreach@pcrid.org

Professional Development

The Director of Professional Development oversees the Workshops, Mentorship, and Scholarships & Awards committees. In this role, the Director also shares information about educational opportunities offered by outside entities, as well as entertains suggestions regarding professional development brought forth by members.

Samantha Schein
2017 & 2018

ProfessionalDevelopment@pcrid.org


 Workshops Committee

Workshops@pcrid.org


Mentorship Committee

Mentorship@pcrid.org


Andrea K Smith, CMP Coordinator 

Email Andrea


Heather Turrel

Email Heather

Independent Studies (Vacant)

Express Interest in this position.


Kat Perchik, Academic Coursework 

Email Kat

Finance

The Director of Finance (Treasurer) is responsible for managing PCRID's bank accounts, filing the organization's taxes, preparing budgets and making recommendations for investment strategies to ensure long-term fiscal health for PCRID. The Treasurer is also responsible for the Scholarships, Awards, and Grants committee, and works with a CPA to conduct the annual audit. Our accountant is Charles Sterling of Schwarz Financial Services, LLC.

Nicole Morgan
Director of Finance 

Term: 2018 &2019

Contact: Treasurer@pcrid.org

Scholarships, Awards, & Grants for Education (SAGE)

Patty Moers-Patterson

SAGE Committee Chair

SAGE@pcrid.org


Our Committee Structure

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