Board Recruitment

Board members serve a 3-year term, attend quarterly Board meetings (held evenings at DEAF, Inc.''s Allston office, participate in a variety of Board committees (which have their own meeting schedules), and are strongly encouraged to participate in special agency events, such as the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and agency fundraising events. All meetings are ASL/English-interpreted. As Thomas Keydel, former Board President, added, "Board meetings are always fun!".DEAF, Inc. is always looking to expand our Board of Directors. As defined by our bylaws, the Board is made up of a majority of Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened members. At the same time, we strive for diversity in terms of hearing loss and hearing, vision loss and sight; racial, ethnic, and class diversity, as well as variety in the skills members bring to the Board and DEAF, Inc., including fundraising, marketing, public relations, computer, web, and Internet technology experience. DEAF, Inc. invites interested people to consider Board membership and to apply. As we seek to increase visibility in Boston''s professional arena, we are especially interested in individuals with strong business connections to help reach out to Boston''s corporate/private sector. Women and members of communities of color (whether Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, or Hearing) are also encouraged to apply. DEAF, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors that is reflective of the community we serve. The Board of Directors has important responsibilities for the agency, and also act as ambassadors for DEAF, Inc. in the wider community.

If you would like to apply to become a member of DEAF, Inc.'s Board of Directors or want more information, please contact Sharon L. Applegate, Executive Director.

Wes Ireland, Board Vice President
WES IRELAND
President
Elaine Gifford, Member
ELAINE GIFFORD
Vice President
John Sullivan, Board Treasurer
JOHN SULLIVAN
Treasurer
Diana Goldfarb, Director of DevelopmentDIANA GOLDFARB
Clerk
Kathleen Anderson, board member
KATHLEEN ANDERSON
Member
Crystal Eusebio, Board Member
CRYSTAL EUSEBIO
Member
Michael Gardener, Esq., Member
MICHAEL GARDENER, ESQ.
Member
Kelly S. Kim, Board President
KELLY S. KIM
Member
Katie Lewis, board member
KATIE LEWIS
Member
Nigel Long, Esq., Member
NIGEL LONG, ESQ.
Member
Parinay Malik, Member
PARINAY MALIK
Member
Kerry Thompson, Board Clerk
KERRY THOMPSON
Member
Lu Traina, Member
LU TRAINA
Member
Sunit Upadhyaya, Board Member
SUNIT UPADHYAYA
Member
Shehzaad Zaman, Ph.D., Member
DR. SHEHZAAD ZAMAN
Member
Sharon Applegate
SHARON APPLEGATE
Executive Director
Non-Voting Member
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