Interim Chief Executive Officer
Charity Warigon grew up at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia where six generations of Deaf, oral deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and deaf families used all kinds of “languages” to communicate. As a hard-of-hearing person growing up, Charity often provided informal interpreting when dire situations arose and there was no one available to assist deaf individuals in the area. She also pursued RID’s provisional Reverse Sign Communication (RSC) certificate in the early 1980s. Charity focused her career on bringing access and advocacy to Deaf people, including working in West Virginia (WV) in the late 1990s as the Executive Director of the WV Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She also worked for a number of years in a variety of middle- and senior management positions at Gallaudet University. She is currently serving as the Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Registry Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). Charity lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Slemo.