Deaf-Parented Interpreters


The mission of the Deaf-Parented Interpreter (DPI) Member Section is to promote greater understanding and awareness of the values of the Deaf Community as well as the skills, dedication and sensibilities that interpreters with deaf parents continue to offer to the interpreting profession.


DPI 2017-2019 Leadership Council
Chair: Pamela Duncan (NE) nic.interpreter@gmail.com
Vice Chair: Wanette Reynolds (CA) wanette.r@gmail.com
Secretary: Kathy Valiska (IL) kvalterp@gmail.com
Treasurer: Marie Alford (MD) marie.e.alford@gmail.com
Region I Representatives: 
Chris McQuaid (NY): chris.A.McQuaid@gmail.com
Dale Neimeyer (NY): daleneimeyer@gmail.com
Region II Representatives:
Jeffrey Levi Palmer (MD): jeffrey@nationaldeafcenter.org
Region III Representatives: 
Loretta Ashburn (MI) loretta79@icloud.com
Region IV Representatives:
Roxy New (CO): roxynew123@gmail.com
Jaclyn Terrio (OK): jaclynterrio3@gmail.com
Jet Griffin (AR): jethro.griffin@gmail.com
Region V Representatives:
Mona Mehrpour (CA): mona_mehrpour@yahoo.com
Steve Smith (CA): interpretertools@gmail.com
Janina Witteborg (CA) janinawitteborg@gmail.com
Past Chair – Kelly Decker


(note: the Deaf-Parented Interpreter Member Section used to be called the Interpreters with Deaf Parents Member Section, thus many of the historical records refer to “IDP”.)

IDP News

IDP 2015 RID National Conference Travel Fund Scholarship

IDP 2016-2018

IDP 2015

IDP 2014

IDP 2013

IDP 2012

IDP 2011

2011 RID National Conference Review from VIEWS :

Our Shifting Boarders: Perspectives from the 2011 Community Forum