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Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Kentucky Board of

Authority: KRS 309.302
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Chair: Board annually elects Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
Description: The Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is composed of seven Gubernatorial appointees. The purpose of the Board is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The Board licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of Interpreting. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality.
Composition: 7 members appointed by the Governor: 5 practicing interpreters who hold current nationally recognized certification and have at least 5 years interpreting experience; 1 deaf interpreter with past or current nationally recognized certification; and 1 consumer with knowledge about interpreter issues. Board members may not succeed themselves, but a former member may be reappointed to the board if that member has not served in the preceding 4 years.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Number of Members: 7
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Division of Occupations and Professions 911 Leawood Drive
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 564-3296
Fax: (502) 564-4818


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Coyer, Nina S.10/14/201510/1/2017Member; Certified Deaf Interpreters representativeGarrard
Morgan, Rachel R.6/14/201610/1/2019Member; Certified Practicing Interpreters representativeFranklin
McPheeters, Kenya 1/5/201810/1/2020Member; Representing certified practicing interpretersJefferson
Sanchez, Kelli1/5/201810/1/2021Member; Representing certified practicing interpretersJefferson
Parks, Tammy Ann11/14/201810/1/2022Member; representing certified practicing interpretersJefferson
Meck, Connie11/14/201810/1/2022Member; representing certified practicing interpretersFayette
Lawlor, Donna D.11/14/201810/1/2021Member; representing consumersJefferson

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