Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of five executive member positions and three state representatives. Volunteers are elected to two-year terms at the annual business meeting; the executive board is elected in even-numbered years and state representatives are elected in odd-numbered years. To learn about the qualifications, duties, and terms of office for the Board of Director positions, please refer to our Bylaws.

OCRID board meetings are open to the membership. We would value your participation and feedback. You will find a listing of upcoming meetings and their locations under Resources. If you have questions or would like to attend a meeting, please contact our Secretary who will make sure you are provided with copies of any handouts at the meeting.

[From left to right: David Shanahan (State Representative), Daniel Little DiGenova (Secretary), MIchelle Doyle (Member-at-Large), Alex Childs (Treasurer), Michelle Lee (Vice President), Grace Artl (President), Stephanie Moeller (State Representative), Lisa McLaughlin (State Representative)]
 

President

Grace Artl, M.A., NIC, ocridpresident@gmail.com
Grace has been a professional ASL – English interpreter since 2007 and received her NIC certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in 2013. Grace has experience working in K-12, post-secondary, business, social services, medical, video relay and conference settings. She has a Master of Arts degree in Interpreting Studies from Western Oregon University. Her thesis focuses on gender identity and its impact on the work of ASL – English interpreters. In addition to interpreting, Grace has also taught several courses in the Interpreter Education Program at Columbus State Community College.
 
When she is not working, Grace enjoys reading, crafting of all sorts, spending time with her loved ones, and anything related to Harry Potter. She is thrilled to be giving back to the Ohio interpreting community by serving on the OCRID board of directors and hopes to provide opportunities for interpreters across the state to connect, grow, and enhance their professional knowledge and skills.


Vice President

Michelle Lee, NIC, ocridvicepres@gmail.com
Michelle has been interpreting since graduating from Sinclair Community College's ITP in 2007 and she received her RID NIC Certification in 2009. She worked in Orlando, Florida as a staff interpreter and a Walt Disney World show/ theatrical interpreter until 2012. Michelle recently completed her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Cincinnati in Sign Language Interpreting and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Adult Education from Capella University. She interprets in the Dayton and Columbus areas as a community interpreter and in VRS.

Michelle also is a medical technician in the United States Air Force Reserves. She is a CPR instructor, NR-EMT Certified, has attended leadership training and will soon be completing her Allied Health degree from the Community College of the Air Force.
 

Secretary

Daniel Little DiGenova, ocridsecretary@gmail.com
Daniel Little DiGenova obtained his Associates degree in American Sign Language Interpreting and Education from Columbus State Community College and has been a working interpreter in the Columbus area since 2012. Working as a contract interpreter, he gained experience in a variety of situations, including medical and business settings. Daniel also works in the VRS and post-secondary field. He continues to grow his skills within the interpreting profession and pursue certification.

When not in the field, Daniel enjoys being with his husband and close friends. He is looking forward to serving on the OCRID board as Secretary and is excited for the opportunity to be involved in the interpreting community in a new capacity.

Treasurer

Alex Childs, ocrid.treasurer@gmail.com
Alex Childs has his B.A. in Theatre from OSU, 2012, and his A.A.S in Interpreting from CSCC, 2014. Since graduation, he continues to work in Columbus as a freelance and educational interpreter for a number of agencies. Alex has presented original research as a student during past OCRID Conferences, and served on the 2015 OCRID Conference Committee as the Co-Sponsorship Coordinator. He is honored to be serving this organization as its current Treasurer.
 

Member-at-Large

Michelle Doyle, NIC, SC:L, ocridmembership@gmail.com
Michelle Doyle is from St. Louis MO and has been interpreting since she graduated from Florissant Valley Community College in 2002. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology in 2007, her NAD-RID NIC in 2008, and her SC:L in 2015. In 2009, she made Columbus, Ohio her new home and is thrilled to be representing the Ohio interpreting community as the Member-at-Large for OCRID.

Michelle specializes in legal interpreting, and has experience interpreting in K-12, post secondary education, mental health, medical, business, and domestic violence situations.  She also enjoys teaching classes in the Interpreter Education Program at Columbus State Community College, and mentoring interpreters out in the community.

One of Michelle's biggest loves is volunteering at summer camps and working with Deaf/HOH/Deaf-blind/Deaf-disabled children and teens. She is lucky to currently have 3 different camp families that she is a part of and spends her summers with. She also enjoys hanging out, playing games, being outside and having fun with her partner David and all of her wonderful friends. She looks forward to this awesome opportunity to do more within the Ohio interpreting field as part of the OCRID board. 
 

State Representatives

Stephanie Moeller, NIC, stephaniejmoeller@gmail.com
Stephanie graduated from Columbus State in 2007, and earned her National Interpreter Certification in 2009. She has worked in a wide variety of settings, including participating in Gallaudet University's 9-Month Results! Mentoring Program in Washington, DC from 2012-2013. She currently works at Language Access Network in a managerial role to help ensure quality, training, and effectiveness when using ASL interpreters in VRI for medical interactions. She is also in the 2016-2017 RIT/NTID Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting cohort.


David Shanahan, NIC, shanahan.davidj@gmail.com
David Shanahan hails from Toledo, Ohio and relocated to Columbus in 2014. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of Toledo and Madonna University. He earned his NIC certification from RID in 2010 and has been interpreting professionally for ten years.


Lisa McLaughlin, CI/CT, lisa@techartproductions.com
Lisa obtained her RID certification (CI,CT) in 2005 and has been interpreting for over 15 years. She previously worked at the Ohio Deaf-Blind Outreach Program and was a staff interpreter with Hallenross & Associates for 8 years. Lisa now interprets for employees in a government setting.

Lisa previously served 6 years on the OCRID Board as secretary and is back on the board as state representative through June 30, 2017.

Lisa loves to make pottery, bake and spend time in her yard (when it is not too hot).
 

CMP Coordinator

Susan Harvey, NIC, ocridcmp@gmail.com
Susan began serving OCRID as a State Representative in 2012 for 1 year and then became CMP Coordinator in 2013. She attended ITP at Columbus State and Wright State University and earned NIC in 2009.  Currently she interprets in government settings, post-secondary and general community settings. The 3 things she loves about being an interpreter are: the languages, Deaf people, and other interpreters. She also loves going to the beach and scuba diving. She works with a lot of Practicum students and honestly feel that continuing education benefits the entire profession. She has enjoyed assisting others get credit for the effort they put forth in earning CEUs and look forward to serving OCRID in this manner in the future.