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Alexandria, Virginia 22314

United States

Company Description

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who ... more

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Employment History

Assistant Coordinator of the ASL and English Team

Deaf Way II


Region I

Board Member

Board Member
New York City Metro RID Inc

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Transition Team | Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf [cached]

Co-Chair: Lewis Merkin

Transition Team Update - Lewis Merkin on Search for RID Executive Director
Transition Team Update - Lewis Merkin on Search for RID Executive Director
Lewis Merkin, Transition Team co-chair here with an update on the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Executive Director search.
Lewis Merkin, Region 1 Representative, Co-chair

Transition Team | Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf [cached]

LEWIS MERKIN: Greetings to all of our colleagues-the members of RID, the Deaf community, and stakeholders in the sign language interpreting profession. I am Lewis Merkin, Region I Representative on the RID Board, and I am serving as co-chair of the Transition Team with my colleague, CM Hall, Member at Large.

CM HALL: We are announcing the formation of the RID Transition Team (abbreviated TT), which will lead the search for RID's next Executive Director. Lewis, with his background, strengths, skills, and experience, are a great fit with mine. Together, we will lead the search process. The real goal is to find the right match for RID.
LEWIS MERKIN: The work of the Transition Team will also be advised by Third Sector North East [sic].
LEWIS MERKIN: YOU are RID, and YOU will help the Transition Team fulfill its mission.

Board of Directors | Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf [cached]

2015 RID Board of Directors: (front row, seated, left to right) Vice President Melvin Walker, President Dawn Whitcher, Secretary Josh Pennise; (back row, standing, left to right) Region IV Representative Connie Herndon, Region V Representative Erica West Oyedele, Region II Representative Randy Chappell, Member-At-Large LaVona Andrew, Region I Representative Lewis Merkin, Region III Representative Sandra Maloney, Deaf Member-At-Large Ritchie Bryant, Treasurer Billieanne McLellan

Lewis Merkin, CDI Region I Representative Visit the Region I Page Lewis Merkin, CDI, from New York, was conscripted into interpreting by dint of being the "hard of hearing" child in an all-Deaf family. Studiously avoiding any thought of the profession, he went on to have successful careers as an actor (Broadway, off-Broadway, national and international companies), a produced playwright (3 productions) and a community educator (GLAD- AIDS Education for the Deaf and Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services). In 1996 he realized that not only was interpreting a viable career choice, but... (more...) Lewis Merkin, Region I Rep
Lewis Merkin, Region V Rep.

60 This passage is based on ... [cached]

60 This passage is based on my interview with Lewis Merkin in 1994 and subsequent personal communications. In addition to acting, Merkin is a staff interpreter with the NYC Department of Education, a member of the Board of Directors of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and a playwright, author of Language of One.

This team will be lead by ... [cached]

This team will be lead by co-chairs Lewis Merkin, RID Region I Representative, and CM Hall, RID Member at Large and will work in collaboration with an executive search firm to identify and interview candidates.

The RID Board of Directors is currently working to identify and retain the search firm,ensuring that we select an organization that supports your values as members - including that members have the opportunity to participate in some manner during the interview and selection process. Please watch for upcoming announcements about this from co-chairs Merkin and Hall.
Screen shot of Lewis Merkin, CDI and CM Hall, chairs of transition team, doing their videos. (Two screenshots joined into one picture.). Permalink Gallery

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