Potomac Chapter

of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


  • Scholarships, Awards, & Grants
  • Audit Committee

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

How do you make a difference? Consider being a contribution to the Profession of Sign Language Interpreting and to your communities by serving in a PCRID position. 

Who We Are & What We Do 

Descriptions of the Board and Committee positions:


The president's term is two 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


Diana Markel,  Bylaws   Bylaws@pcrid.org

Andrea Smith, Legislative Affairs  LegislativeAffairs@pcrid.org

2018 Region II Conference Representative, Vacant Position


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. 

Community Relations

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 Archivist.

Keisha Osborne, Director of Meetings, 2018 & 2019


Jenifer McGilligan, Archivist


Bradley Christlieb


2018, Support Staff Coordinator.


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


Erin Lappin,
Member Relations

Natalie VanEman,
Member Outreach

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, Director of professional development, 2017 & 2018




Rose Trabert, Mentorship


Andrea K Smith, CMP Coordinator and PINRAs, 

Email Andrea

Heather Turrel, Workshops

Email Heather

Independent Studies (Vacant)

Express Interest in this position.

Kat Perchik, Academic Coursework 

Email Kat


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


Our Committee Structure

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