Task Force Members

Task Force Co Chairs

Irene W. Leigh

Professor and Chair, Psychology
Gallaudet University

Rose Marie Toscano

Professor of English
Department of Liberal Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT

Task Force Members

Kathleen S. Arnos

Professor and Department Chair, Biology
Director Genetics Program
Gallaudet University

Samuel R. Atcherson

Assistant Professor of Audiology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Gary W. Behm

IBM Visiting Scholar/Senior Associate and Director of the NTID Center on Access Technology Innovation Laboratory
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT

Nancy Chin

Associate Professor
Department of Community and Preventive Medicine
University of Rochester

Donna Hallagan

Business Partner, People Resources
Rochester General Health System, RGHS

Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Undergraduate Program
Gallaudet University

Vivian Lewis

Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
Deputy to the President
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Rochester

Daniel J. Lundberg

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Gallaudet University

Michael M. McKee

Assistant Professor
Family Medicine Research Programs Department of Family
Medicine - University of Rochester
Family Medicine Physician at Folsom Family Medicine Center

Raymond C. Merritt Jr.

Associate Professor of Biology
Researcher Molecular Genetics Laboratory Department of
Biology
Gallaudet University

Kathleen Miraglia

Instructional/Support Faculty
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT

Kellye M. Nelson

Nurse Clinician II-M
Osler 4, Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Robert Q. Pollard Jr.

Professor of Psychiatry
Director Deaf Wellness Center
University of Rochester School of Medicine

Georgia Sadler

Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSD School of Medicine
Director, Community Outreach, Moores UCSD Cancer Center

J. Matthew Searls

Associate Professor
Department of Cultural and Creative Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT

Henry David Snyder

Professor, Chemistry and Physics Department
Gallaudet University

Kristen M. Waterstram-Rich

College of Science
Rochester Institute of Technology

Gloria A. Wilder

President & CEO, CORE Health
Associate Professor/Instructor, George Washington School of
Public Health
Executive VP, Physician Integration and Strategic Partnerships,
United Medical Center, Washington DC

Support Staff

Don Beil

Chief of Staff
Gallaudet University

Chas Johnstone

Systems Analyst
Data Center Operations
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Janet MacLeod

Sr. Research Associate
Academic Affairs
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT

Jeffrey Porter

Interim Executive Assistant to the President
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT

Ada Rodriguez-Elliott

Sr. Staff Specialist
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT

Carolyn Stern

Family Physician
Partner, DeafDOC.org
School Physician & Medical Director, Rochester School for the Deaf

Patricia Thompson

Administrative Assistant
Gallaudet University

Gerard G. Walter

Project Consultant
College Advancement
National Technical Institute for the Deaf