NAIE 2017-18 Board of Directors
The NAIE Board will act on behalf of the association by actively participating in organizational planning and decision making, acting as trustee of the association assets, and ensuring a sustainable future by practicing sound, ethical, and legal governance.
The NAIE Bylaws outlines minimum qualifications to be a board member while the Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM) describes roles, responsibilities, and expertise necessary for each board position to fulfill NAIE’s mission.
2017-18 Board of Directors
Susan E. Brown, M.Ed., Ed:K12
Susan is an educational interpreter for the Cherry Creek School District in Denver, Colorado and is adjunct faculty for Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to working for UNC Susan worked as an educational interpreter for 14 years in Maine and has served on the RID EIPA National Task Force, RID Educational Interpreter Committee, and RID Educational Task Force. Susan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Adult Learning and Education from Regis University.
Kimberly F. Hutter, M.Ed, Ed:K12
Kimberly is working on her Ph.D. in Special Education – Deaf and Hard of Hearing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and she is a scholar with the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities. Her area of concentration is Education Law and Policy Reform with a focus in state and federal policy relating to educational interpreter preparation and educational interpreters employed in the K-12 setting. Her journey began in 1999, when she attended an Educational Interpreter Training Program in Northern Wisconsin. She holds an AAS in Educational Interpreting, BAS in ASL Interpretation, and M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.
Pat Himes, Colorado, AEI
Pat is currently the Lead Interpreter for the Cherry Creek School District in Denver, Colorado. She has worked as an educational interpreter for 15 years. She has served on the Colorado Department of Education Educational Interpreter Advisory Board as well as the Colorado RID Educational Interpreter
Jo is the Lead Interpreter for St. Tammany Parish School District in Southern Louisiana where she is responsible for interpreting services, mentoring and supervision of over 15 interpreters and works with 6 Deaf Ed. Teachers. She has over 20 years’ experience in the school system and 17 years of educational interpreting experience. Jo holds an Associates Degree in Educational Interpreting from Delgado Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in ASL/English Interpreting with an emphasis in Educational Interpreting as well as Interpreter Supervision and Leadership for the University of Northern Colorado. Jo serves on the Louisiana Department of Education Communication Committee.
Tracey Frederick, Ed:K12, NIC, CI/CT, NAD III,
Tracey is the Lead Interpreter for the Morrison Center in Scarborough, Maine. Working with students with significant intellectual disabilities. She has over 25 years of experience as a K12 educational interpreter. Tracey served as Chair of Maine RID Educational Interpreter Committee and was also Chair of the RID IEIS Special Interest Group for four years.
Daryl G. Crouse, Esq., CI, CT
Daryl G. Crouse, Esq., is a practicing attorney and Sign Language interpreter in Los Angeles, California. His roots in the community sprang from his time (’90) at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Daryl has a law degree (J.D.) and a degree in small business entrepreneurship (B.S.). Daryl holds the Certificate of Interpretation (CI) and Certificate of Transliteration (CT). He received the Outstanding Service Provider award from the Lowcountry Chapter of the Deaf in Charleston, South Carolina. Daryl has chaired and served on several local, state and national committees. He owned an interpreting service firm for over ten years. Daryl also started a fledgling telecommunications company where he advocated for modernization of the VRS regulatory schema to introduce interoperability, E911, interpreting best practices and inclusion of Deaf interpreters in the video relay industry. Daryl interpreted in post-secondary settings for five years. He also interpreted in secondary settings for a number of years. Today, he represents parents, Deaf students, and Deaf teachers seeking equity in education.
Jeremy Tuttle, B.A.; Ed:K12, NIC
Jeremy lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is a professional interpreter with more than 15 years of experience primarily in K-12 educational settings with some experience in post-secondary and community assignments. He obtained an Associate’s degree for interpreting from Pima Community College in Tucson and his Bachelor’s degree for ASL-English Interpreting with an emphasis in educational interpreting from the University of Northern Colorado. He is the chairperson for the K-12 Interpreter Committee at Arizona RID where he facilitates a mentoring program for K-12 interpreters and currently works full-time as an educational interpreter for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students in public schools.
Stephanie Zito, MS; NIC
Stephanie (aka “Zito”) hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and currently works for the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC). Prior to joining NDC, she was a full-time interpreter and C-Print captionist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She attended UWM for both her bachelors in ASL Studies/ITP and masters in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. In 2011, she helped co-found a nonprofit organization (CODE-IDEA, Inc) that focuses on educating employers and job seekers about workplace accommodations for deaf individuals. Zito is also an active member in both the interpreting and Deaf communities serving on several boards and committees.
2014-2016 STEERING COMMITTEE:
Frances Beaurivage, Nebraska
Susan Brown, Colorado
Tracey Frederick, Maine
Pat Himes, Colorado
Sue Ann Houser, Pennsylvania
Leilani Johnson, Colorado
Racheal Ragin, North Carolinia
Jenna Schellenber, Washington
Rachel Sera, Washington
Stephanie Zito, Wisconsin
STEERING COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTORS:
LaNae Phillips, Colorado
Carol Schweitzer, Wisconsin
Rachel Sera, Washington
Janet Sloand, Pennsylvania
Kevin Williams, New York
Caryl Williams, New Mexico
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:
Carol DeStefano- editor
Charlie Frederick- webmaster
Cheryl Johnson-Educational Audiologist Association, NAIE steering committee advisor
Andrew Rhoade- Logo graphics advisor
Josh and Elizabeth Seal
Jenna Schellenberger – past membership director
Robert Rose – past treasurer
Korry Cross – past vice-president
Erin Poeschel – past treasurer