Potomac Chapter

of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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PCRID stands for the "Potomac Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf," and serves sign language interpreters in MD & DC.


First Meeting Minutes 1971

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Original Articles of Incorporation 1978

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PCRID's mission statement aligns with the RID Mission Statement

PCRID's mission is to support the continued growth and development of the sign language interpreting profession. 

PCRID is committed to advancing the quality, professionalism and integrity of sign language interpreting in Maryland and the District of Columbia through education, information and advocacy.

PCRID Board of Directors

PCRID Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors

As of September 2019, the PCRID Board of Directors consists of the President, Traci Ison; the Director of Communication, Antonio Burkett; the Director of Community Relations, Jesse Candelaria; the Director of Meetings, Keisha Osborne; the Director of Membership, Paris McTizic; the Director of Professional Development, Samantha Schein; and the Treasurer, Nicole Morgan.

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The goals of PCRID are to initiate, sponsor, promote and execute policies and activities that further the profession of the sign language interpreter.

PCRID offers workshops on diverse topics for a wide range of practitioners, including interpreters who are Deaf, and interpreters who are hearing.

Annual Conference

Consistent with PCRID’s mission, goals, and intentions, PCRID holds an annual conference for its members and local interpreting communities.

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