Board of Directors

President
(2015-2018)
1st Vice-President
(3 Year Term)
 2nd Vice-President
(3 Year Term)
 

Adam Ledo 
President@FRIDcentral.org
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Eli Sierra
 1stVP@FRIDcentral.org
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 Rachel Elliott
2ndVP@FRIDcentral.org
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Eliezer Sierra (MS, NIC, BEI Advanced Trilingual) has worked for over 15 years as a trilingual interpreter (Spanish/English/ASL) in various settings including....
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Rachel is a Certified Interpreter currently freelancing in Orlando area. She grew up in Illinois and was involved with the Deaf Community at an early age.  Read Full Bio

 Secretary
(3 Year Term)
Treasurer
(3 Year Term)
Region Rep Central East
(3 Year Term)

 


Carrie Moore
Secretary@FRIDcentral.org
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Terri Bugler
Treasurer@FRIDcentral.org
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Nicole Bihlmayer
RegionRepEast@FRIDcentral.org
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 Region Rep Central West
(3 Year Term)
 Region Rep South
(3 Year Term)
Region Rep North
(3 Year Term)
 
 

Ava Rogers
RegionRepWest@FRIDcentral.org
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VACANT
RegionRepSouth@FRIDcentral.org
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Alecia Castro
RegionRepNorth@FRIDcentral.org 
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Ava was born and raised in Florida. She holds an EIPA 3.5 and currently work as a sign language interpreter for the Polk County School Board. Read Full Bio


Alecia is a pre-certified interpreter, working full time in the K-12 setting and part time in VRS.
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Eli Sierra

Eliezer Sierra (MS, NIC, BEI Advanced Trilingual) has worked for over 15 years as a trilingual interpreter (Spanish/English/ASL) in various settings including, educational, medical, legal, mental health, performing arts, conferences and video relay service (VRS). Mr. Sierra has a master's degree in interpretation with a concentration in pedagogy from the University of North Florida (UNF) and after graduation, he was invited to join this institution’s interpreting faculty. For the past 9 years, he has worked as an assistant professor of interpretation at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. In 2014, Eli was recruited by Sorenson Communications’ Professional Development department. As part of his professional responsibilities, he evaluates potential candidates applying to work as video interpreters (VIs) for this company. In addition, he designs, develops and trains interpreters through face-to-face and distance training, as well as online learning modules. In addition to this, Mr. Sierra specializes in the teaching and mentoring trilingual interpreters and in fostering the development of this field. In 2015, he was selected to be part of the first cohort trained and approved to teach the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) trilingual curriculum. Recently, he was elected as the vice-president of Florida’s affiliated chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (FRID).

Rachel Elliot

Rachel is a Certified Interpreter currently freelancing in Orlando area. She grew up in Illinois and was involved with the Deaf Community at an early age. Having experiences with Deaf people in her school, church and neighborhood, quickly allowed her to see that Interpreting and the Deaf Community was her passion. Rachel attended Bethel College, Indiana, where she earned her B.A. in interpreting. After graduation, she moved to Florida and started working in a variety of settings, including mental health, legal, medical and educational. With her experience in the field and her passion for the community, she is now excited to be with FRID, and working on a team to better our profession.

Ava Rogers

Ava was born and raised in Florida. She holds an EIPA 3.5 and currently work as a sign language interpreter for the Polk County School Board. I started learning ASL in 2009 and graduated from University of South Florida in 2013. Ava volunteers in the interpreting and deaf communities on a regular basis. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, reading, playing with her two dogs and spending time with family and friends.

Alecia Castro

Alecia is a pre-certified interpreter, working full time in the K-12 setting and part time in VRS. She received her A.S. degree in interpreting from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2014 and her B.S. degree in interpreting from University of North Florida in 2016. Being a recent graduate, Alecia now has the time to get involved with the communities that helped her along the way. She has a strong passion for interpreting and looks forward to seeing our profession prosper. In the future, Alecia would like to interpret in the medical and legal field. On a more personal note, she resides in Flagler county, enjoys doing arts and crafts and has two cats.

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