This section of the site is a great reference for the who's who and what's what inside the NJRID. You may email NJRID at You may also mail inquiries to the Board at the following address:

PO. Box 213
Eatontown, NJ 07724

You can also check out the events page for information on board, committee, and general meetings.


The New Jersey Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Board of Directors is at your disposal. Feel free to contact any member regarding NJRID business or with your questions about the profession of ASL/English Interpreting. Every effort will be made to assist you. You can also email the entire NJRID Board. See below for Roles and Responsiblities.





Liaison to...




Eileen Forestal, RSC

Biennial, CMP





Membership, Website




Monica Ayrer

Newsletter, Bylaws




Sharon Ferraro, CI,CT

Stipend, Nominating


Member At Large


Jamie Steinberg, NIC 

Fundraising, ID Badges


Member At Large


Lisette Weiland

Archives, PDC, Mentoring


Ex-Officio President


Cynthia Piana, CI/CT





  1. Supervises and directs the business and affairs of the NJRID.
  2. Works closely with the Vice President to keep updated on all ongoing items.
  3. Presides at all meetings of the membership and Board of Directors.
  4. Appoints committee chairs as provided for in the Bylaws and creates committees as may be mandated by the membership or may be deemed necessary in promoting the purposes of the NJRID.
  5. Signs checks and warrants for the withdrawal of NJRID funds with the Treasurer.
  6. Represents the NJRID in all of its activities except those expressly prohibited by law or the Bylaws.
  7. Provides quarterly reports to the membership, via the NJRID newsletter or special mailing, on the actions of the Board, the financial status of the NJRID and the activities of committees.
  8. Serves as Liaison to assigned committees.

Vice President

  1. In the absence of the President, performs all duties of the President and in so acting shall have all the powers of the President.
  2. Performs other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
  3. Monitors and replies to incoming requests and inquiries received at
  4. Mediation of formal grievances from members not related to ethical issues. All issues related to the Code of Ethics should be referred to National RID.
  5. Maintains responsibility for the Membership records of the organization.
  6. Serves as Liaison to assigned committees.


  1. Keeps a full and accurate record of the proceedings of the Board of Directors and all meetings of the General Membership.
  2. Supervises the keeping of the records of the NJRID.
  3. Performs other duties of the office as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
    • Locates and reserves meeting locations for all Board and General Membership Meetings.
    • Prepares an agenda for all meetings.
    • Prepares copies of draft minutes for review and vote at General Membership meetings.
    • Sends copies of meeting minutes to Mediator by deadline.
    • Prepares correspondence as directed by the Board.
    • Serves as Liaison to assigned committees.
    • Maintains supply of NJRID stationery and envelopes for distribution.
    • Maintains copies of Tax Exempt Certificate for distribution as needed.
    • Maintains original reference binders for the Biennial Conference and ASL Weekend. Retrieve binders from Chairperson at the conclusion of the event.


  1. Supervises the receipt and safekeeping of all funds of the NJRID and bank deposits that may be designated by the Board of Directors.
  2. Co-signs NJRID checks with the President.

Immediate Past President

  1. Serves as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of the Board for one term.
  2. Performs such duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board.
  3. Provides guidance to the current President as needed.


  1. Serves as a representative of the General Membership on the Board of Directors.
  2. Performs duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors, such as:
    • Serve as Liaison to committees.
    • Survey membership.
    • Contract interpreting services for meetings. (This responsibility is shared: one Member-at-Large for first year, the other for second year of the 2-year term.)