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. 

Upcoming events

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here

Program Highlight

Bloomsburg University

If you would like to highlight the events and interpreting program at your college or university within the state, please submit video and transcript to webmaster@parid.org

PARID Board Members

President: LaTanya Jones

Vice President: Megan Toomey

Treasurer: Chris Rutledge

Corresponding Secretary & Membership: Courtney Tarselli

Recording Secretary: Gloriana McElheney

District 1 Representative: Ryan O'Keefe

District 5 Representative: Christine Adzema

District 8 Representative: Mimi Fagan 

Contact Information 

For more information, click here

Board Update

Corresponding Secretary: 

Courtney Tarselli


2018 PARID Conference
October 12-14, 2018
Doubletree Pittsburgh Airport
8402 University Blvd
Moon Township PA 15108

Please check back for further details. 

Calls for interpreters, presenters, and support staff coming soon! 

PARID would like to thank all those who braved the weather to attend "Show Me the Music!" 

The Board of Directors would like to thank our presenter, Molly Bartholomew, for sharing her talents with us. We would also like to thank Kelly Deibert for her hard work hosting the workshop in  District 7. 

If you have any photos of the workshop, please email to webmaster@parid.org. 


Vice President: Megan Toomey

Megan Toomey is a Philadelphia native, mother to one son, and a graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia. She holds an A.A.S in ASL/English Interpreting. Megan earned her NIC Advanced certification in 2003.

Megan has worked in a variety of settings, not limited to: mental health, education and video relay Currently, Megan works as an educational interpreter for the School District of Philadelphia. She was elected PARID's Vice President in 2016. 

 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 president@parid.org

*Interim Coordinator Cindi Brown

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

PARID C/O LaTanya Jones, 3000 Chestnut Street, PO Box 42822, Philadelphia, PA 19101

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