Oregon Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf
ORID is a community of volunteers striving to promote the socialization and professionalism of our interpreting community. Collectively, we empower local interpreters to continually advance our community, the profession, and its standards through a collaborative approach prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion. As an affiliate chapter of RID, we represent Oregon and Southwest Washington’s interpreters at the national level by initiating leadership at the local level.
Please join ORID in improving the interpreting community of Oregon by becoming a member, and actively participating in setting the organization’s agenda.
Meet our 2022-2024 ORID Board
See yourself here! We'd love you to join us on the board or a committee!
Sarah Comerford is wearing a gray blazer over a burgundy shirt, is facing the camera smiling, wearing red lipstick and snake earrings, and has short brown hair.
Sarah Armstrong is facing the camera smiling, wearing glasses and a grey shirt, and has light brown hair that is down.
Jessica Van Winkle is facing the camera smiling wearing a blue shirt, with long hair pulled to the side. There are white flowers in the background.
Jennifer Miller is facing the camera smiling, wearing a blue shirt with a black cover up over it, hair is highlighted blonde and pulled back.
Hannah Westfall is standing in front of a large tree smiling at the camera, is wearing glasses, and an orange shirt with a black cardigan over it.
Andrew Weaver is facing the camera smiling, is wearing glasses and a black button up shirt, and has a beard, mustache, and short brown hair.
ORID is working on educating the public about how to work with interpreters and how to best provide access to members of the Deaf community. Check out our member-driven priorities for 2019-2020 here!
Once a month, ORID hosts get-togethers with interpreters in Portland, Salem, and Eugene. Not in those areas? Contact us to start one up in your area! We hope to see you there!
ORID is a fully volunteer-run organization. We have far more dreams and motivation than we can do with the few wonderful folks who are working now. Check out our committees page to see how your time, skills, and interests can best support the interpreting profession in Oregon!