- Scholarships, Awards, & Grants
- Audit Committee
PCRID is entirely volunteer-based. We are interpreters just like you.
Where could you see yourself on this page?
As a member, you may volunteer as a board member or on a committee. Board positions are staggered in 2-year terms. There is no term limit for committee positions. Consider being a contribution to your career and your community by volunteering with PCRID today.
Who We Are & What We Do:
See below for descriptions of the Board and Committee positions.
The president's term is 2 years, and begins in
odd years. In addition to overseeing the operations of the entire
organization, the president oversees the Bylaws committee and liaises
with the parent organization, RID. Biennially, the president also works to ensure we have a representative on the Region II conference committee. Recently, the Legislative Affairs Committee was placed under the President's leadership.
Gina D'Amore, President 2017 & 2018
The Director of Communication oversees the PCRID website, Facebook
page, other social media and mass communications. Three committee members help in this effort: Webmaster, Newsletter chair, and Social Media chair.
Find us on Facebook and keep up with us on Twitter @PCRIDinterpret!
Jo Westbury, Director of Communication
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.
traci ison, Director of Community Relations 2017 & 2018
Are you currently involved with one of the organizations below, and want to help PCRID stay connected? Have an organization to add to the list?
Email Traci today!
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.
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
Keisha Osborne, Director of Meetings, 2018 & 2019
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 2018 &2019
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, Director of professional development, 2017 & 2018
The 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, Treasurer 2018 &2019
Patty Moers-Patterson Scholarships, Awards, & Grants for Education