Board Members

Appointments to the N.C. Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board

The Interpreter and Transliterator Licensure Act specifies that the Licensing Board shall consist of nine members, who shall serve staggered three-year terms. No member may serve more than two consecutive full terms.

All members of the Board who are required to be licensed under this Chapter must reside or be employed in North Carolina and must remain in active practice and in good standing with the Board as a licensee during their terms. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90D-


Bethany Hamm-Whitfield, Chair

Donnie Dove, Jr, Vice Chair

Pamela Smith, Secretary

Emily Pope, Treasurer

Kim Calabretta

Donnie Dove, Jr

Kevin Earp

Lauren Pruett

Jaime Staley

Jeff Trader

John Green, Legal Counsel

Caitlin Schwab-Falzone, Board Administrator


 

Licensure Review Committee

Pamela Smith, Chair

Donnie Dove, Jr

Kevin Earp

Appointed By

Upon Recommendation Of

Qualifications

Current Appointee

Governor

N/A

A member of NCAD who is deaf and familiar with the interpreting process

Donnie Dove, Jr

Governor

N/A

An interpreter who is a member of NCRID with five years experience in a community setting and who is licensed by the Board

Bethany Hamm-Whitfield

Governor

DHHS Secretary

An employee of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.  Director of Services for the DHH at DHHS

Kevin Earp

General Assembly

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Member of the NC Deaf Blind Association

Jeff Trader

General Assembly

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

A cued speech or oral transliterator licensed by the Board

Lauren Pruett

General Assembly

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

A member of the NC Hearing Loss Association with knowledge of the interpreting process and deafness.  NC Hearing Loss Association.

Kim Calabretta

General Assembly

Speaker of the House of Representatives

An interpreter who is a member of NCRID with five years experience in an educational setting in grades K-12 and who is licensed by the Board

Pamela Smith

General Assembly

Speaker of the House of Representatives

A faculty member of an Interpreter Training Program or an Interpreter Preparation Programmer A qualified or professional certified instructor of the American Sign Language Teachers Association

Jaime Staley

General Assembly

Speaker of the House of Representatives

A public member (a person who is not licensed by the Board or does not have an immediate family member who is deaf or hard-of-hearing)

Emily Pope