Healthy Communities

Advisory Board for Interpreters for the Deaf

Ark. Code Ann. § 20-14-804 creates the Advisory Board for Interpreters between Hearing Individuals and Individuals who are Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing, or Oral Deaf, which consists of seven (7) members appointed by the Director of the Arkansas Department of Health.

Together we will ensure that individuals who are Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing, or Oral Deaf and those they communicate with may depend upon competent, reliable interpreting services.

Advisory Board Members

Name Contact Info Constituency Term Expiration
Raphael (Ray) James, Chairperson rajames@ualr.edu Interpreter 12.31.19
Jami Hollingsworth jjhollingswo@ualr.edu Interpreter 12.31.19
Debbie Pearce debbie4pearce@yahoo.com Interpreter 12.31.17
Karin Binko kbinko@conwaycorp.net Interpreter 12.31.18
Holly Ketchum Holly.Ketchum@arkansas.gov Deaf Citizen 12.31.19
J.R. Courtright jrc@asd.k12.ar.us Deaf Citizen 12.31.17
Jerri Sue Finch jfinch20@sbcglobal.net General Citizen 12.31.18

Committees

Licensure Committee Investigation Committee Budget/Fee Ad Hoc Committee
Jami Hollingsworth Karin Binko J.R. Courtright
Debbie Pearce Holly Ketchum Jami Hollingsworth
Holly Ketchum J.R. Courtright Holly Ketchum
Jerri Sue Finch Ray James

Forms

Arkansas Interpreter Licensure Application
Complaint Form
Letter from the Chair of the Arkansas Advisory Board

Board Minutes

05.17.17 | Minutes
05.17.17 | Minutes - Subcommittee
02.03.17 | Minutes
02.03.17 | Minutes - Subcommittee
11.04.16 | Minutes
11.04.16 | Minutes - Subcommittee

Resources

Licensed Qualified and Provisional Interpreters
Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ARID)
Rules and Regulations
Act 1314

Email us for Questions or Additional Information, or contact us by phone at 501-661-2878.

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Arkansas Department of Health
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