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Christina Stevens is the current RID board Region 1 Representative.  She is a graduate of the The Theater School at DePaul University, her work with the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) provided the impetus for her move to Connecticut, where she has served as the CRID president before joining the RID Board.

Christina is also a graduate of the ASL-English Interpretation program at Columbia College of Chicago, Illinois.  In her time in Connecticut, she has had the honor of serving as a governor-appointed member of the Advisory Board for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and is a designated lead interpreter for the Connecticut Robotics Chapter for K-12 students (FIRST). Additionally, she and her husband were married a few months before the pandemic lockdown on an All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Wrestling cruise.



Image description: Tara Lynn is wearing a blue beanie, grey short-sleeve shirt and black vest. She is smiling and signing "touch" with one hand on her chest and the other hand facing out. 





Image Description: Daniel Israilov, a man with short, dark hair and a dark beard, is wearing round glasses and a dark button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up. He is gesturing a heart.




     Mary Elizabeth Sheehan, who goes by Marybeth, grew up in Wall Township, but now she and her 20 year-old-daughter live in Spring Lake. Her daughter is currently studying at The University of Scranton, and while Marybeth misses her so much, she devotes her spare time to her love for painting. A little about Marybeth is that she graduated from Camden County College in 1994 with an associate degree in fine arts. Before becoming a mother, she worked at both Ladacin and Neptune Middle School’s deaf program as a paraprofessional. Years later, she went back and was an assistant art teacher, as well as an American Sign Language teacher at Holy Innocents Elementary School. Since she was a young girl, she has had such a love for painting and would love to share that with you! If you are interested in scheduling a “sip and paint” party of your own, you may contact her via text at 732-320-3386.


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