State Ambassadors

About State Ambassadors 

The primary responsibility of a State Ambassador is to serve as a liaison between the NAIE Board of Directors and stakeholders such as interpreters, teachers of the deaf, directors of programs, and state administrators. Examples of specific tasks include:

  • Actively promote and recruit members to join NAIE
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for educational interpreters in the state
  • Support ongoing initiatives NAIE is working on as part of our Strategic Plan


To be considered for a State Ambassador position, candidates must:

    • be an active member in good standing
    • willing to devote time and energy to communicate with both NAIE members and non-members
    • possess organizational and professional communication skills


Priority for State Ambassador appointments will go to educational interpreter members living in the state they are representing. For more information and general inquiries about the State Ambassador program contact 


If you believe you demonstrate these qualifications and are willing to fulfill these duties, please complete the following form:

State Ambassador Application

Current State Ambassadors

State State Ambassador Email Address
Alabama Shanna Trim
Alaska Laura Miller
Colorado Kathy Randolph
Florida Annica Detthow
Georgia Shasta Ralston
Idaho Stetson Stanger
Missouri Malissia Brooks
Nebraska Sarah McClure
Ohio Colleen Ticherich
Pennsylvania Melissa Hopkins
South Carolina Sarah Clardy
South Dakota Wayne Tesky
Tennessee Jodi Upton
Utah Jennifer Rawlings
Virginia Jennifer Cranston
Wisconsin Keith Burisek