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SLPI:ASL Local Coordinators in the US and Canada

This list contains my most current information on all the local SLPI:ASL Coordinators and their contact information.

If any corrections are needed, please let me know at

Geoff Poor
National Technical Institute for the Deaf  (NTID)
Coordinator, National SLPI:ASL Leadership Board (NSLB)

For remote SLPI services via videophone, contact:

Cindy J. Decker-Pickell, Coordinator
National SLPI:ASL Services
1711 W. Hornes Church Road
Bailey, North Carolina  27807-9144
252-281-2369 (W)
252-281-2344 (H)

The following list of local SLPI teams is organized geographically:  East/Northeast, South/Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, and Canada


Geoffrey S. Poor
Professor and Coordinator
Office of Communication Assessment Services (OCAS)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf</strong>
Rochester Institute of Technology

52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York  14623-5604
585-475-6282 (V/VP), x5225 (Fax)
Pam Rohring
St. Mary's School for the Deaf</strong>

2253 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
(716) 834-7200 ext. 232

Adele Agin, LCSW
Executive Director, SCPI Coordinator
Lexington Vocational Services Center, Inc.

Lexington Center for Mental Health Services
30th Avenue & 75th Street
Jackson Heights, New York  11370
718-350-3110 (V/T), x3072 (Fax), x3031 (VP),

Jessica Valenti
St. Francis De Sales
Sign Language Dept.

260 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, New York 11225
718-636-4573 ext. 112

Dr. Marjorie Harrington, Chair
Department of Deaf Education
Canisius College

2001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York  14208-1098
716-888-2261, 716-888-3142 (Fax)

Paul Schreyer
SLPI Coordinator
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

150 Mt. Vernon Street, Suite 550
Boston, Massachusetts

Kim Arrigo
Staff Interpreter
New Jersey School for the Deaf

320 Sullivan Way
West Trenton, New Jersey 08628
609 498 7948  VP
609 530 2332 voice

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD)
300 Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15218-1469
Contact: Todd Behanna
(570) 309-0173 VP, (412) 244-4211     Fax


Sharon Lott
Central Piedmont Community College

Cato campus, Room 214
Box 35009
Charlotte, North Carolina 28235
VP: 704.469.5910
Fax: 704-330-4850

Kimberly Curtis, NIC
SLPI Coordinator
Kentucky School for the Deaf

303 South Second Street
PO Box 27
Danville, KY 40423-0027
859-936-6783 Voice
859-439-0043 VP

Marty Blakely, SLPI Coordinator
West Virginia School for the Deaf

301 East Main Street
Romney, West Virginia 26757

Claire Bailey, Director
Department of Sign Language Communication
South Carolina School for the Deaf & Blind

335 Cedar Springs Road
Cedar Springs Station
Spartanburg, South Carolina  29302-4699
864-577-7515 (V/TTY), x7649 (Fax),
864-585-3555 (fax)

Cindy J. Decker-Pickell, Coordinator
National SLPI:ASL Services

1711 W. Hornes Church Road
Bailey, North Carolina  27807-9144
252-281-2369 (W)
252-281-2344 (H)

Kathy Campbell CI & CT
Interpreter Coordinator/SLPI:ASL Coordinator
Rhonda Jennings BS MA
ASL Instructor/Specialist
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
PO Box 2069 Staunton, Virginia 24441

Michelle Swaney
Administrative Coordinator/Technology Specialist
Center on Deafness/PEPNet-South
University of Tennessee

239 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3442
(865) 974-0607

Damita Boyd
Sign Language Interpreting Program    
Georgia Perimeter College

Clarkston Campus
555 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, Georgia  30021
678-8913608 fax

Keri Meeks
Georgia School for the Deaf

232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, Georgia 30124
706-777-2238, x2200 (main),
800-497-3371, x2204 (Fax)

Catherine Arasi
Director of Interpreter Services
Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind

207 North San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
904-827-2930 (V), X2506 (Fax)
904-201-4491 (VP)
Katie Bechtold
904-827-2223 (V), X2506 (Fax)
904-201-4493 (VP)

Charlene Crump
State Coordinator, Interpreting/Communication Access
Office of Deaf Services
Alabama Department of Mental Health

P. O. Box 301410
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
334-353-7415 (voice)
334.242.0796 (fax)
Shannon Reese; 334-239-3780 VP

Alla Tarasyuk
SLPI Coordinator
Louisiana School for the Deaf

2888 Brightside Lane
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70821
VP (225)341-6528



Molly Estes
The Ohio School for the Deaf

500 Morse Road
Columbus, Ohio  43214-1899
614.678.5442 (videophone)

Jennifer Berrigan
SLPI Coordinator
Michigan Department of Education-Low Incidence Outreach

702 W Kalamazoo Street
PO Box 30742
Lansing, Michigan 48909
VP/Voice: 970 515 7737
Text Number: (517) 897-3943
Fax Number: (517) 335-1632
Mary Cashman-Bakken
Minnesota Resource Center:  Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Division of Special Education
615 Olof Hanson Drive
Fairbault, Minnesota  55021-0308
800-657-3936 (V/T)
866-575-1105 (VP), 507-332-5494 (Fax)

Amy Amundsen
SLPI Coordinator/Interpreter
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

615 Olof Hanson Drive
Faribault Minnesota  55021
507-384-6665 V; 507.412.5082

Sharon Egbert
Communication Coordinator
Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD)

505 East 5th Avenue
Fulton, Missouri 65251
(866) 412-0497 (VP)
(573) 592-2522 (V)
(573) 592-2570 (fax)



Joyce Scott, M.Ed.
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

26 Corporate Hill Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas  72205
501-686-9688 v/tty
501-686-9685 fax

Emmett Hassen
Licensing & Certification Coordinator
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH)

100 N. 15th Avenue, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
602-542-3323 v/tty



Cindy Woodrum
California State Bilingual Coordinator

10186 Atlantis Drive
Elk Grove, California 95624
(916) 548-1459


Canada (Nova Scotia and New Brunwsick)

Amy Parsons
Educational Interpreter Consultant
Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA)

5940 South Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3H 1S6