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: 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
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MEET THE BOARD
President: Megan ToomeyMegan Toomey is a Philadelphia native, mother to one son, and a 2003 graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia. She holds an A.A.S in ASL/English Interpreting. Megan earned her NIC Advanced certification in 2010.
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 President in 2016.