The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce the addition of Milmaglyn Morales to our Board of Directors! In April 2020, Liz Hill resigned as a Region I Board Representative. To fill the rest of the 2018-2022 term for that position, the NAD appointed Milmaglyn Morales as the Region I Board Representative. Milmaglyn joins Steve Lovi, the other Region I Board Representative. For more information, you can explore the Board page.
Milmaglyn, a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, is a certified K-12 Educator. She graduated from both the University of Hartford with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Central Connecticut State University with a master’s degree in Special Education. She is also working on her 6th year in Educational Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University. Currently, Milmaglyn is a preschool teacher at American School for the Deaf and also works as an approved Deaf Interpreter for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She serves as Law Chair on the board of the Connecticut Association of the Deaf. She also serves as Chair of Interpreters Qualifications Subcommittee of the CAD Legislative Committee. From 2005-2017, Milmaglyn was heavily involved in Council de Manos, a nonprofit organization seeking to gain awareness for the Deaf Latinx community and make international strides for the minority. While she no longer serves on the Board of Council de Manos, her heart always remains with them and their cause. Her passion to end injustice amongst members of Deaf Latinx community and her desire to ensure equal accessibility will forever reside as an underlying goal in future assignments and practices.
“The NAD depends on the efforts of each of the Board of Directors to fully serve all members of our community, and Liz Hill contributed greatly towards serving not only those living in Region I but the entire community,” said President Melissa Draganac-Hawk. “We look forward to working with Milmaglyn Morales to continue this work towards true equality for all deaf and hard of hearing people.”
The NAD expresses a tremendous amount of gratitude to Liz Hill for her years of service and appreciates her enormous dedication to the NAD.