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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
Carel Dunaway, Chairperson Deaf Citizen 12.31.20
Jami Hollingsworth Interpreter 12.31.19
Michael McMahon Interpreter 12.31.20
Daisy Dippel Interpreter 12.31.21
Holly Ketchum Deaf Citizen 12.31.19
Nancy Quinn Interpreter 12.31.21
Raphael James Interpreter 12/31/19


Licensure Committee Investigation Committee Budget/Fee Ad Hoc Committee Technology Committee
Jami Hollingsworth, Chairperson Holly Ketchum Carel Dunaway Raphael James, Chairperson
Daisy Dippel Carel Dunaway Jami Hollingsworth Jami Hollingsworth
Holly Ketchum Nancy Quinn Holly Ketchum Daisy Dippel
Nancy Quinn Raphael James    


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

2019 Quarterly Meetings

2019 Quarterly Subcommittee Meetings

Board Minutes

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