Member Sections

A Member Section (MS) is defined as any formally recognized group of TSID members with common goals and interests in a particular interpreter role/setting, and consistent with the mission of TSID.

Member Sections Chairs

Dr. Brian A. Cheslik

Dr. Brian A. Cheslik

blegitmschair@tsid.org

BLeGIT

It is the Mission of the Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Intersexed, Transgendered Interpreters/Transliterators (BLeGIT) of TSID to be a forum for discussing current interpreting issues, provide information and resources for professional development opportunities and provide a professional and positive venue for discussing topics specific to the BLeGIT community, and primary support the members of the special interest group. All TSID members are welcome.

Mary Catherine Hess

cimschair@tsid.org

Contract Interpreters

The Contract Interpreters Member Section supports interpreters working as independent contractors in a variety of community, legal, medical, and educational settings to provide a professional and supportive environment with a particular focus on developing sound business practices. All TSID members are welcome.

Kristina Rodriguez

Kristina Rodriguez

dpimschair@tsid.org

Deaf Parented Interpreters

The Deaf Parented Interpreters (DPI) Member Section of the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) to be a forum for providing a support group, discussing current interpreting issues, provide information, and resources for professional development opportunities, and provide a professional, and positive venue for discussing topics specific to the DPI community and outreach. All TSID members are welcome

Educational Interpreters

The Educational Member Section supports interpreters working in all educational fields to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to share, learn, and grow as professional educational interpreters. All TSID members are welcome

Shannon Jacobs

icmschair@tsid.org

Interpreter Coordinators

The Interpreter Coordinator Member Section supports TSID members responsible for managing interpreters. This Member Section aims to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to share, learn, and grow as professionals in the interpreting field. All TSID members are welcome.

Mike Lee & Leyel Jones

iemschair@tsid.org

Interpreter Educators

To provide a forum for Interpreter Educators to openly discuss trends in the field, share ideas and knowledge, and support the common goal of successful student outcomes. All TSID members are welcome.

Carie Barrett

Carie Barrett

lcimschair@tsid.org

Legal/Court Interpreters

The Legal and Court Interpreter Member Section supports TSID members working or desiring to work in the legal and court settings. This Member Section aims to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to share, learn, and grow as professionals in the interpreting field. All TSID members are welcome.

Peggy Austin

oitmschair@tsid.org

Oral Interpreters and Transliteraters

The Oral Interpreter/Transliterator Member Section supports interpreters working in all fields to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to share, learn, and grow as professional oral interpreters/transliterators. All TSID members are welcome.

Professional Deaf Interpreters

The purpose of Professional Deaf Interpreters Member Section of the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) is to advocate for the needs and interests of TSID members who are Deaf and to strengthen the ties between all members and officers of the TSID by open recognition of the bilingual and bicultural diversity of the TSID membership. All TSID members are welcome.

Debbie Metcalf & Claudia Barthuly

rimschair@tsid.org

Religious Interpreters

The purpose is to embrace the development, strengthening, and enhancement of a network of interpreters in religious-based settings. All TSID members are welcome.

Klarissa Moyeno & Alysha Munk

studentmschair@tsid.org

Student

The Student Member Section supports students enrolled all ITP Programs within the state of Texas to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to share, learn, and grow as developing interpreting and DSS students. All TSID members are welcome.

Trilingual

The purpose of Trilingual Interpreters Member Section of the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) is to advocate for the needs and interests of TSID members who serve the Deaf community in facilitating communication with American Sign Language, English, and Spanish and to strengthen the ties between all members and officers of the TSID by open recognition of the trilingual and multi-cultural diversity of the TSID membership. All TSID members are welcome.