Tyler Junior College

Sign Language Interpreting

ITP Advisory Committee Members

The Advisory Board continues to play an important part in the history and development of the Department/Program.

2013-2014 Advisory Committee Members


 Date Appt.
 Date Re-Appt
 Date to Re-Appt
 Ethnic Origin
 Melissa Bell
Deafness Resource Specialist
CSD of Texas
1530 SSW Loop 323, Ste 114
Tyler, TX 75701
903-534-1222
mbell@c-s-d.org
2004
 2011  2014  Caucasian
 Troy Brown
Certified Interpreter
Z-VRS/Independent Contractor
908 S. Palmer Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701
469-236-5665 (work cell)
troybterp@yahoo.com
 2008  2011  2014  Caucasian
 Betty B. Cortez
Private Practice Interpreter
18090 South Shore Drive.
Flint, TX 75762
903-939-9294
bettycharliecortez@gmail.com
 2006  2010  2013  Caucasian
 Doug Dittfurth
Outreach Development Specialist
DARS/DHHS
4900 North Lamar Blvd., Suite 2-172
Austin, TX 78751
512-407-3273
doug.dittfurth@dars.state.tx.us
2005
2010
 2013  Caucasian
 Mark Grimes
President
Tyler Metro Association of the Deaf
628 Ft. Worth St.
Jacksonville, TX 75766
903-705-7621
maleko403920@yahoo.com
 2004  2011  2014  Caucasian
 Susie Grona
Certified Deaf Interpreter
Advisory Committee President, Tyler Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center
1445 Tanglewood Drive West
Hideaway, TX 75771
903-638-2150
suzygrona@yahoo.com
 2010
 2013  Caucasian

 Elizabeth Noble
Lead Interpreter, Moore MST Magnet School
8862 Jennifer Drive
Tyler, TX 75703
903-262-1664 (Office)
903-372-2316 (Cell)
beth.noble@tylerisd.org

 2012
 2015  Caucasian
 Kathy Robertson
Coordinator
Tyler Regional Day School for the Deaf
Tyler Independent School District
PO Box 2035
Tyler, TX 75710
903-262-1032 (Office)
903-372-7575 (Cell)
903-262-1165 (Fax)
kathy.robertson@tylerisd.org
 2012
 2015  Caucasian

 Randi Shaw
Community Interpreter/Graduate
President, E. TX Guild of Interpreters for the Deaf
2601 SSE Loop 323 #154
Tyler, TX 75701
903-520-3063
randi.shaw@ymail.com
* Committee Chair

 2011
 2014  Caucasian
 Cheryl Sloan
Community Interpreter
299 N US Hwy 287
Palestine, TX 75803
903-391-4847
vomer49454@mypacks.net
 2004  2001  2014  Caucasian
 Bolivia Standfield, MS, EMBA, CRC
Deafness Resource Specialist
DARS/DRS
3800 Paluxy Dr., Suite 325
Tyler, TX 75703
903-534-2074
903-534-7926 (Fax)
866-574-3436 (VP)
bolivia.standfield@dars.state.tx.us
 2000  2011  2014  Caucasian

Faculty

  • Laura Hill, Professor, Deaf Connection Club Sponsor
  • Rhonda McKinzie, MS, LPC, Professor, Interpreter Courses and Department Chairperson, “Apache Signers” & ISA Sponsor
  • Casey Praytor, Lab Assistant and Adjunct Professor
  • Stephanie Deibert, Adjunct Professor, ASL and Interpreting
  • Susie Grona, Adjunct Professor, ASL
  • Patrick Grona, Adjunct Professor, ASL