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. President@pcrid.org
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, Jo Westbury 2018 & 2019 Communication@pcrid.org

Originally from El Paso, Texas, she moved to the DMV from Houston in 2014, home. Her educational background is in interpreting and communication, currently studying at Gallaudet University. Having served as professional development chair with GHID, Forums Chair with TSID, and Affiliate Chapter Rep for RID, she brings a passion for the interpreting profession and communication access to PCRID. She looks forward to working with PCRID members to create new dynamics of communication and welcomes thoughts and ideas from members.


Director of Community Relations, traci ison 2017 & 2018. CommunityRelations@pcrid.org

Traci Ison began working in the DC area in 2010, and finally moved to Maryland from the Northern Kentucky/ Cincinnati area in 2014. Her insight from having lived and worked in various Deaf communities around the country, is a real asset to the board. 

Traci's goal for her PCRID term is to create positive change in the local Deaf and interpreting communities through fostering meaningful collaboration. She served as the Communication Director in 2016, and was nominated and elected as Community Relations Director in 2017, which is a truly fitting position given her desire to make an impact with community collaboration. 

Director of Meetings, Keisha Osborne 2018 & 2019. Meetings@pcrid.org

Coming soon

Director of Membership, Paris McTizic 2018 & 2019. Membership@pcrid.org

As a proud Afro-Latino, Paris’ roots stem from the vibrant and sunny South Florida. In 2015, he sought to further his education and dive deeper into one of the nation's largest Deaf communities right here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  While studying to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Interpretation from Gallaudet University (2017), he has been involved in several Deaf and interpreting organizations as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Black Interpreters, D.C. chapter.


 

 

Director of Professional Development, Samantha Schein 2018 & 2019. ProfessionalDevelopment@pcrid.org
Coming soon!

 

Treasurer, Nicole morgan 2018 & 2019. Treasurer@pcrid.org

 

Nicole Morgan is a Graduate student at Gallaudet University. In May 2018, she will receive her MA in ASL Linguistics. Her desire is to merge her expertise in linguistics with what she knows (and continues to learn) about the field of interpreting to foster better relationships between the Deaf and Interpreting communities. As treasurer for the 2018-20 Board of PCRID, her goals are to be a good steward over its finances, and to create initiatives that increase PCRID’s mission to be a part of changing and diversifying the face of the Interpreting community by further expanding its outreach with and between the Deaf and Interpreting organizations whom share our region.

 

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