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

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 

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Board Update

Vice President: Megan Toomey


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 


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.

 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

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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