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.

Kelly Kim, Board PresidentKelly S. Kim
President

Wesley Ireland, Board Vice PresidentWes Ireland
Vice President

John Sullivan, TreasurerJohn Sullivan
Treasurer

Diana Goldfarb, MemberDiana Goldfarb
Clerk

Photo Coming SoonKathleen Anderson
Member

Crystal Eusebio, Board Member
Crystal Eusebio
  Member

Michael Gardener, Esq., MemberMichael Gardener, Esq.
Member

Elaine Gifford, MemberElaine Gifford
Member

Photo Coming SoonKatie Lewis
Member

Nigel Long, Esq., MemberNigel Long, Esq.
Member

Parinay Malik, MemberParinay Malik
Member

Kendra Timko-Hochkeppel, MemberKendra Timko-Hochkeppel
Member

Lu Traina, MemberLu Traina
Member

Kerry Thompson, ClerkKerry Thompson
Member

Photo Coming SoonSunit Upadhyaya
Member

Alicia Wooten, MemberAlicia Wooten
Member

Dr. Shehzaad Zaman, MemberDr. Shehzaad Zaman
Member

Sharon L. Applegate, Executive Director, Non-Voting MemberSharon L. Applegate
Executive Director
Non-Voting Member

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