Find a Trainer

Since 2010, more than 250 deaf and hard of hearing advocacy specialists have been trained as DSAT Consumer Trainers.  This group of individuals possesses the knowledge of and passion for advocacy, their desire to provide advocacy training, and
for their access to the Deaf Community and consumers of vocational rehabilitation. Fourteen members of this group are referred to as DSAT Master Trainers. In addition to providing consumer trainings, they are qualified to conduct train-the-trainer
trainings to deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind individuals interested in becoming a DSAT Consumer Trainer.

Trainer Attributes and Qualifications

Based on the effective practices findings of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), the DSAT curriculum is designed as a peer-led training. In addition to this strong preference for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-blind trainers, trainers
must also have: • Native level fluency in ASL • A strong knowledge of and ongoing exposure to the Deaf community • A working knowledge of the target audience’s needs • In-depth knowledge of local, state and national resources • Ability to translate written
contents into communication modes and/or language choices appropriate for participants.

Directory of DSAT Consumer and Master Trainers

DSAT Trainers

DSAT Master Trainers with NCIEC DSAT Workteam Members

The Directory below lists DSAT Consumer Trainers. In addition, those DSAT Consumer Trainers who are Master Trainers are also identified in the Directory. Many of these individuals are available to provide training upon request, which is often taught in
a six to eight hour blocks of time or longer. While the Directory groups the trainers according to the NCIEC region in which they reside, they may be available to travel outside the region. Please contact them directly to learn of their availability and
service fees (if any). Also, please note that those without contact information are not available for training.

NCIEC Regional Center Map

Directory of DSAT Master Trainers

PLEASE NOTE: TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE THESE EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE UP TO DATE. BUT ACCURACY AND AVAILABILITY DEPEND ON NOTICE OF CHANGES BY THE TRAINERS. AS OF 9/30/16, THE NCIEC WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT THIS SITE AND WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CORRECT THIS LISTING. WE LEAVE THIS INFORMATION AVAILABLE AS A CONVENIENCE, AS IS.
Circle = Also qualified to conduct Train the Trainer workshops
Triangle = Also qualified to conduct DBSAT Trainings
CATIE Center Region: Upper Mid-West
Name City/State Contact Information Availability
Kim Anderson Lansing, KS [email protected] Anytime
Angela Botz Alton, IL [email protected] 618-208-1146 VP Anytime 9AM-4PM
Colleen Burdiss St Louis, MO [email protected] Daily 8AM-4PM, weekends upon request
Lee Clark ▲ St Paul, MN [email protected] Anytime
Sheri Cook Murphysboro, IL [email protected] Anytime
Sheryl D. Emery ● Southfield, MI [email protected] Please contact for availability
Amanda Dudgeon Peoria Heights, IL [email protected]VP: 309-863-5847 Anytime, evenings and weekends (Flexible schedule that fits the best)
Matt Gwynn Olathe, KS [email protected] Friday evenings and weekends
Tamara Hogue Jacksonville, IL [email protected] 217-717-9658 VP Weekends
Hersel Jackson Rock Island, IL 309 948 6050 VP Anytime
JJ Jones Kansas City, MO [email protected] 9AM–4PM
Kimberly Kuhns Olathe, KS [email protected] Anytime
Kathy Manlapas MN [email protected] Evenings and weekends
Mindy Joy Mayer Chicago, IL [email protected] Anytime
Michelle Mendiola Chicago, IL [email protected] Anytime
Anil Phadke Schaumburg, IL [email protected] Anytime
Paul Pyers Jacksonville, IL [email protected]
Charleen Scully ● Indianapolis, IN [email protected] Please contact for availability
Deloris Summers IL [email protected] Anytime
Laura J. Thomas ● E. Moline, IL [email protected] Available most times. Please contact for availability.
Joseph Vieira Jacksonville, IL [email protected] Evening and weekends
Bryen M Yunashko ●▲ Chicago, IL [email protected] Anytime
GURIEC Region: Atlantic Seaboard and Southeast U.S.
Name City/State Contact Information Availability
Jimmy Autrey ● Morganton, NC [email protected] Please contact for availability
Lisette Belanger Wheaton, MD [email protected] Please contact for availability
Ivy Bennett Appomattox, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Ashley Benton ▲ Raleigh, NC [email protected] Please contact for availability
Daniel Bolton Ringgold, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Tracy Bumgarner Atlanta, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Julie Burton ● Cedartown, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Rita Campbell Marion Station, MD [email protected] Please contact for availability
Trina Cartwright Salisbury, MD [email protected] Please contact for availability
Rickey Clemons Gurley, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Alissa Conover Rochelle, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Mary Crews Nunnally Henrico, VA [email protected] VP: 804-433-3277, Phone: 804-322-3456 Please contact for availability
Torii Deaner Verena, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Michael Deuel Huntsville, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Anita Dowd Frankfort, KY [email protected] Please contact for availability
Becky Ferrel Ringgold, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Brian Fleming Augusta, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Kristi Fohrenck ▲ Missouri [email protected] Please contact for availability
Kelsey Gilstrap Virginia Beach, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
MaryRose Gonzalez Fredericksburg, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Star Grieser Nolfolk, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Beverly Hanyzewski Troy, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Vicki Hardy Pell City, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Laura Herman Morganton, NC [email protected] Please contact for availability
Wendy Hill Lanham, MD [email protected] Please contact for availability
Harriett Hollingsworth Huntsville, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Michelle Hoskinson Stuarts Draft, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Kelly Stockdale Hyder Adairsville, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Mona Ivy Philadelphia, PA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Ikumi Kawamata Washington, DC [email protected] Please contact for availability
Chuck Kelly Portsmouth, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Tammie Kelly Sylacauga, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Vyron Kinson Atlanta, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Susan Lambert Odenville, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Kristin Lazor Bloomsburg, PA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Wendy, Lozynsky Birmingham, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Victoria Ann Magliocchino ▲ Jacksonville, FL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Kimberly Majus Salisbury, MD [email protected] Please contact for availability
Fred Miller Chelsea, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Anita Moore Elmore, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Matt O’Varanese Charlottesville, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Beth Overland Northport, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Craig “Hank” Passi Baltimore, MD [email protected] Please contact for availability
Jared Patton Columbus, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Nancy Ravindra Decatur, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Shannon Reese Montgomery, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Becky Ripley Talladega, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Daisy Rivenbark Wilmington, NC [email protected] Please contact for availability
Howard A. Rosenblum MD
Kathy Schwabeland Baltimore, MD [email protected] Please contact for availability
Stephanie Scott Wilson, NC [email protected] Please contact for availability
Randy Shaw Duluth, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Niesha Shepard Washington, DC [email protected] Please contact for availability
Melody Stoner Atlanta, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Dana Tarter ▲ Rome, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Kimberly Thornsberry ● Huntsville, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Rockey Truman Talladega, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Renee Walker ▲ Macon, GA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Marcus Washington Montgomery, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Michelle Williams Prattville, AL [email protected] Please contact for availability
Jenny Witteborg Rixeyville, VA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Tracey Wyant Germantown, MD [email protected] Please contact for availability
MARIE Center Region: Mid-West
Name City/State Contact Information Availability
Alma Rosa Pizarro-Gould ● Round Rock, TX [email protected] 361-288-8787 VP Most days, evenings and weekends
Laurie Bishop Highland, UT [email protected] 801-657-5209 Anytime
Corina Gutierrez ● Albuquerque, NM [email protected] Please contact for availability
Ricky Harris Abilene, TX [email protected]VP: 325-400-5782 Weekdays
Ann Horn ● & Randi Turner ● Austin, TX [email protected] VP 512 377 1573 home VP 512 410 1387 work[email protected]512.410.7691 VP 512.567.2634 (V-cell) can text or call Taught as a deaf/hearing team. Possible weekdays, prefer evenings and weekends.
Lynette Linker Madisonville, LA [email protected] 985.200.2173 Some evenings and Saturdays
Rob Loveless Bloomington, IN [email protected] Varies, subjected to change
Pamela Mower Taylorsville, UT [email protected] Anytime
Ron Nelson Salt Lake City, UT [email protected] 801-657-5222 VP Anytime, Evenings
Mistie Owens Midvale, UT [email protected] 801-584-9846, text only Please contact for availability in Utah and Idaho
Lynn Null Tulsa, OK/td> [email protected] Evening and weekends
Karen Park ▲ CO [email protected] Anytime
Stephen Persinger Salt Lake City, UT [email protected] Please contact for availability
Lisa Potter Baton Rouge, LA [email protected] 225.341.6431 VP Please contact for availability
Michelle Rolewitz Fargo, ND [email protected] 701.205.3041 VP Please contact for availability
NURIEC Region: Northeast and Caribbean Island Territories
Name City/State Contact Information Availability
Michelle Ames Portland Maine [email protected] Conducted through Community Counseling Center. Contact Kristine Dach at [email protected].
Rachel Boll Denver, CO [email protected] Please contact for availability
Michelle Cline Bloomingdale/Trenton, NJ [email protected] Evenings/weekends
Keri Darling ● VT [email protected] Please contact for availability
Elaine Ducharme ▲ Boston, MA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Tammy Ennis ● Bridgeport, CT [email protected] Please contact for availability
Dan Foley Worcester, MA DPF[email protected] After 3pm weekdays and anytime on weekends
Bonnie Kaplan Boston, MA, [email protected] Anytime
Tim Riker Somerville, MA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Vicki J. Sullivan, MA, RDT, CDI Lawrenceville, NJ [email protected] Concentration in employment and job retention
Ivy Velez Marlborough, MA [email protected]866.927.7805 – VP Please contact for availability
Stephen Weiner Boston, MA [email protected] Anytime
John Wilcox Boston, MA [email protected] Weekday evenings
Christopher Woodfill ▲ New York, New York [email protected] Please contact for availability
WRIEC Region: Western U.S. and Pac Rim Islands
Name City/State Contact Information Availability
Elizabeth Andrews Anchorage, AK
Brenda Aron Seattle, WA [email protected]
[email protected]
Evenings and weekends
Beca Bailey Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Linda Bove Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Charles Chee-Weng-Chang Twin Falls, ID [email protected] Evenings and weekends
James Christianson, Jr. Bellingham, WA [email protected] Evenings and weekends
Larry Devenny Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Sean Furman Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Jennifer Gajardo Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Andy Granda ▲ CA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Emmet Hassen Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Rae Hensan Kingman, AZ [email protected]
Damon Johnson Blaine, MN [email protected] Evenings and weekends
Rev Nick Leflors Everett, WA [email protected]425.698.2223 Anytime
Joy Maisel Riverside, CA [email protected]909.398.0150 Evenings and weekends
Jerrel Mathern Seattle, WA [email protected] Please contact for availability
Colleen Matusof Honolulu, HI [email protected] Please contact for availability
Kim Minard Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Cynthia Napier Riverside, CA [email protected]
Thomas J. Posedley Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Timothy Sanger Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Megan Scarboro Phoenix, AZ [email protected]
Beth Smiley Surprise, AZ [email protected]
Hal Suddreth Canyon Country, CA [email protected]661.513.4988 VP Please contact for availability
Angela Theriault ▲ Portland, OR [email protected] Please contact for availability
Dale Tolstead Anaheim, CA [email protected] Fridays and Saturdays, others upon request