of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
PCRID stands for the "Potomac Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf," and serves sign language interpreters in MD & DC.
PCRID has been around since 1971, and was officially incorporated in 1978.
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PCRID's mission statement aligns with the RID Mission Statement
PCRID's mission is to support the continued growth and development of the sign language interpreting profession.
PCRID is committed to advancing the quality, professionalism and integrity of sign language interpreting in Maryland and the District of Columbia through education, information and advocacy.
As of November 2018, the Board of Directors consists of the President, Gina D'Amore; the Director of Communication, currently a vacant position; the Director of Community Relations, Traci Ison; the Director of Meetings, Keisha Osborne; the Director of Membership, Paris McTizic; the Director of Professional Development, Samantha Schein; and the Director of Finance/ Treasurer, Nicole Morgan.
The goals of PCRID are to initiate, sponsor, promote and execute policies and activities that further the profession of the sign language interpreter.
PCRID offers workshops on diverse topics for a wide range of practitioners, including interpreters who are Deaf, and interpreters who are hearing.
Consistent with PCRID’s mission, goals, and intentions, PCRID holds an annual conference for its members and local interpreting communities.