Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf



It is the mission of PARID to provide state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English. 

The philosophy of PARID is that excellence in the delivery of interpretation services among people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and people who are hearing will ensure effective communication. As an affiliate chapter of the professional association for interpreters and transliterators, PARID serves as an essential arena for its members in the pursuit of excellence. 

It is the goal of PARID to promote the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English. 

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PARID Board Members

President: LaTanya Jones
Vice President: Megan Toomey
Treasurer: Chris Rutledge
Recording Secretary: Gloriana McElheny
Corresponding Secretary: Courtney Tarselli

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Vice President: Megan Toomey


PARID District 7 Presents: 


Show Me The Music

Molly Bartholomew

0.8 CEUS 

December 9, 2017 9:00AM-6:30pm 

 Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living

 713 N 13th Street, Allentown, Pa

Lunch on your own  

This workshop will guide you through the musical theory of interpreting songs into sign language. You will learn how to analyze a musical composition, break a song down into parts, make sign choices based on musical notes & rhythm, and have an interpretation that flows from the beginning to the end of a song.

*Request for reasonable accommodations must be received by 11/25/17.*

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President: LaTanya Jones

LaTanya E. Jones, M.S.M., NIC is an independent interpreter with nearly ten years professional experience in a plethora of professional and video relay settings, yet specializes in healthcare interpreting. An Adjunct Professor at both the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) and Camden County College (CCC), LaTanya has recently joined the CATIE Center team at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, as the Assistant Director of the Mental and Behavioral Health Interpreting Program. LaTanya enjoys giving back by volunteering her time and talents on the NAOBI-DC Board and Team as Chapter Liaison, Bylaws Chairperson, and Volunteer Coordinator, respectively.  In her free time, LaTanya enjoys reading, cooking and watching her son compete in short sprints and relays in track and field.

The PARID Board of Directors would like to thank the following people for lending their time and talents to the website redesign project and recent email migration: 

 Chris Rutledge, Treasurer

 Morgan R. Moore,  Webmaster

 Ryan O'Keefe,  District 1 Representative

Joe Rutledge

District Map images courtesy of 

Hicham Mouhssin

See more of his photographs @amomentthroughthelens on Instagram

Call for Volunteers! 

Vacant  Board Positions

District 2 Representative

District 3 Representative

District 4 Representative

District 6 Representative

District 7 Representative

Vacant Non-Board Positions

CMP Coordinator *

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact

*Interim Coordinator Cindi Brown

2018 PARID Conference

October 12-14, 2018

Doubletree Pittsburgh Airport

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PARID would like to thank everyone who attended the 2017 Conference. 

We would like to extend a special thanks to the following people for their hard work and support to make our conference a success: 

Conference Committee: Cindi Brown and Nichole Wade

Presenters: Bonnie Faye Gibson-Brydon, Jeni Rodrigues, and Wink Smith

Interpreters: Kate Block, Bonnie Faye Gibson-Brydon, and Jeni Rodrigues

Support Staff: 

Emily Gowin, Bloomsburg University

Michelle (Shelly) Wilson-Thompson, Community College  of Philadelphia

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