Click here to view Jen's bio in ASL.
I am a certified hearing interpreter with 21 years of experience. I’ve been involved on the SaVRID board in previous years as both Vice President and Member at Large. I am interested in real change that benefits members of SaVRID and Deaf and DeafBlind communities. My role as President is to serve you, so the more involved you are, the more this organization will be shaped in a way that reflects your interests. I hope to see you and many others at our upcoming meetings.
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Click here to view Cindy bio in ASL.Hello! I am Cindy Farnham, your new Vice President. My experience includes being an interpreter, mentor and teacher. I teach at American River College in our Interpreter Preparation Program. I have been involved with SaVRID for many years, serving three times, including the positions of Secretary, Treasurer and President. Now I am serving a 4th time as Vice President. Also, I served on the Board of CIT, the Conference of Interpreter Trainers three times in the same positions, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President. I look forward to working within the Board and working with the general membership. I want to offer my thoughts, my ideas and my work to the organization. I also want to provide support to our President, Board and membership. I look forward to serving you. If you need anything, let me know. Contact me and I will do my best to support you. Thank you!
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Click here to view Lisa's bio in ASL.
As a recent graduate of the ARC Interpreter Preparation Program I started serving on the SaVRID Board as treasurer in May 2020. Over the last year I have enjoyed learning my role on the Board of Directors, as well as getting to know the Sacramento Deaf Community and the local interpreters. Coming into this role I did not have very much experience in professional financial record keeping, and I am very grateful for the guidance and mentorship from Rachel Kleist, Sarah Himmelmann, and Cindy Farnham that has helped me to be effective and efficient in this role. I am excited to continue serving SaVRID for another year!
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Click here to view Bill's bio in ASL.
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Hello, my name is Bill Sylliaasen-Lee. My pronouns are he/him. I’m a husband, a Father, but most importantly I’m a PaPa. I’ve been a nationally certified interpreter for over 25 years; most of that 25 years has been interpreting in the K-12 setting. I’m a strong advocate for educational interpreters, and I will continue to be. My role for this Board is Secretary. I will be Secretary for the remainder of this term, which ends in May 2023. My previous Board experience was two years as Secretary and additional two years as Parliamentarian. I’m excited to work with this Board and for the Sacramento community.
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Click here to view Julia's bio in ASL.
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Julia Eichelberger name sign Julia
I’m your deaf mal looking forward to work with you all.
Me do now? Freelance interpreter.
Have certification from IPP program at arc also bachelors in psychology from Gallaudet.
me work now as FL interpreter in various location. Enjoy work
Hobby: vary. Painting usually do on the go. Also Netflix binge to relax and let go of reality.
Looking forward working with you all!
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Click here to view Leang's bio in ASL.
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Hi, my name is Leang Ngov. This is my sign name. My pronouns are she/they. I am Deaf and also Deaf interpreter. I just graduated from American River College's interpreting program last May. My current position with the SaVRID board is Diversity MAL. It is my first time to serve on the SaVRID board, which I feel honored to do so. I am also excited to bring my perspective as a local community member, as a Deaf member, as a BIPOC person, who grew up here in Sacramento and mainstreamed. I hope to see you at the future meetings.
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Member-At-Large, Student Involvement Program: Vacant
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Member-At-Large, Communications & Membership: Mallory Cross
Click here to view Mallory's bio in ASL.
Visual description: Grey wall, grey carpet, plants on both sides of me. I am a white person with brown hair, green glasses, septum piercing, and a brown/purple shirt.
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Member-At-Large, Professional Development: Erica West Oyedele (she/they)
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Video and image description: Black woman with long black braids, wearing an orange v neck shirt and gray blazer jacket sits in front of a blue background.
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Member-At-Large, Deaf-Parented Interpreter: Josh Anderson
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Hello! My name is Josh Anderson and I am the current Deaf Parented Interpreter-MAL. My pronouns are He/Him. I am a CODA and was raised in the Deaf community. Deaf culture is a part of who I am. I am a Gay man who is white & hispanic. I have been Interpreting for almost 8 years and have enjoyed my career as an Interpreter. I look forward to working with members and the current SAVRID board. Thank you for watching!
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Member-At-Large, Special Projects: Sebastian
More info about Sebastian coming soon!
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Member-At-Large, Events and Fundraising: Brandon Marin
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