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
Carel Dunaway, Chairperson Deaf Citizen 12.31.20
Stephanie Ott Interpreter 04.30.23
Michael McMahon Interpreter 12.31.20
Daisy Dippel Interpreter 12.31.21
Debbie Pearce Interpreter 12.31.22
Nancy Quinn Interpreter 12.31.21
Arthur Babin Deaf Citizen 12.31.22


Licensure Committee Investigation Committee Budget/Fee Ad Hoc Committee Technology Committee
n/a n/a Carel Dunaway n/a
Daisy Dippel Carel Dunaway n/a n/a
n/a Nancy Quinn n/a Daisy Dippel
Nancy Quinn n/a    


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

2020 Quarterly Meetings

2020 Quarterly Subcommittee Meetings

Board Minutes

02.28.20 | Minutes
11.01.19 | Minutes
02.01.19 | Minutes
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 501-280-4505.

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