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

The Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing was created to help streamline the sign language interpreter certification process, and will advise the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on all matters related to the certification of interpreters and the administration of the Deaf Persons’ Interpreters Act.
 
The Board is comprised of 9 members: 2 deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing persons; 4 certified deaf persons' interpreters under Michigan law; 1 person representing organizations responsible for educating interpreters; 1 person representing an organization that serves the deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing community; and 1 public member. Board members serve 4-year terms.
 
Statute
 
 
Contact Information
 
LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
 
Members
 
Theodore (Teddy) Dorsette III, Ferndale
Represents individuals who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
David Stuckless, Grosse Pointe Farms
Represents interpreters and works for an interpreter agency
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
Vacant
Represents individuals who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing
Term Expires 12/31/18
 
Andrea Hentschel, Traverse City
Represents the general public
Term Expires 12/31/19
 
Sarah Houston, Burton
Represents interpreters and works for a referral agency
Term Expires 12/31/19
 
Carmen Johnson, Troy
Represents interpreters
Term Expires 12/31/19
 
Mitchell Holaly, Grand Blanc
Represents interpreters
Term Expires 12/31/20
 
Miriam Horwitz, Huntington Woods
Represents an organization responsible for the education of interpreters or interpreter standards
Term Expires 12/31/20
 
Karen Bailey, Ann Arbor
Represents an organization that serves the deaf, deafblind or heard of hearing community
Term Expires 12/31/20