Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf 

State Affiliate Chapter of RID



ICRID Board of Directors

 

Officers

President

Colleen Geier


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Vice President

Becca Niethammer
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Secretary

Judy Cain, CI, Ed: K-12, MA

Judy, teacher of Deaf/Hard of Hearing for 32 years & RID certified since 2000, was recipient of Indiana’s first “Judith Carson Outstanding Educational Interpreter Award”and “2012 RID Region III Distinguished Educational Interpreter Award”;  served on the RID Educational Interpreter Task Force (EITF), Affiliate Chapter Relations Committee (ACRC), Indiana EITF and Indiana Deaf Education Committee; served as president, vice president & current secretary of Indiana RID; is passionate about quality interpreting services for Deaf/ Hard of Hearing students; Co-owner of C & C Connection, LLC, focusing on educational interpreters (training, skills evaluations & improvement plans).  Judy & her husband, Gary, live in Indianapolis.


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Treasurer

Eric O'Dell

Eric O'Dell graduated from Gallaudet University in 2013 with Bachelors of Arts in Interpretation and holds an Associates of Arts degree from Vincennes University in American Sign Language (2009). Eric is a freelance interpreter within the greater Indianapolis area with experience working within the education (k-12/higher education), medical, business, and government settings. Eric lives in Noblesville with his wife Rachael in their garage converted tiny house. When not interpreting he is teaching drawing classes or working in his art studio.

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Members at Large

Justin Yoder


1mal@icrid.org


Karen Horvath

2mal@icrid.org

Natalie Albert

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Jesse Vasquez, NIC

Jesse Vasquez is a CODA who never thought that interpreting was in his future. In fact being a city bus driver was all he wanted to be when he grew up.... and then his 1st grade teacher shot that down. Those life goals though. All throughout high school, he thought teaching math, social studies, or music was perfect, until he realized that teaching required extreme patience and music was more of a hobby. Then, an epiphany!! After high school his friends actually suggested interpreting!  What a great idea!! It was so and it was good. He graduated from Bethel College in 2009 and earned his NIC certification shortly thereafter. He also holds his IIC and is certified in Michigan as well. Ironically, he has spent most of his time working as a freelance interpreter within the educational system. He is married to his awesome wife, Teri, and they both live with their four cats. He enjoys coaching, playing video games, working on cars, and doing country things with his bff.


4mal@icrid.org


Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
1126 N. Edmondson Ave 
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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