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Global Alliance initiatives are supported and lead by a number of committees. Committees are composed of Global Alliance members and Board members. Members with an interest in serving on a committee are invited to contact


 Member Name  Captioning Method  State/Country  Term 
 Tom Brown (Chair) Firm Owner California, USA 2023-24
 Victoria (Tori) Pittman  Voice  North Carolina, USA  2023-24
 Sandy Eisenberg Firm Owner California, USA  2023-24

The committee shall review existing bylaws and policies and procedures and suggest revisions, updates, or additions as necessary. The committee shall maintain and update a record of Policy and Procedure decisions made by the Board.


 Member Name  Captioning Method  State/Country  Term 
 Sue Sanossian (Chair) Advocate Australia  2023-24
 Ronald Drach  Consumer/Advocate  Maryland USA  2023-24

 Katie Wright

 Consumer/Advocate  California, USA 2023-24

The committee shall create and implement programs to recruit new members and retain existing members. Additionally, the committee shall engage existing and lapsed members, both to survey member satisfaction and to encourage membership renewal.


 Member Name Captioning Method  State/Country Term
 Jen Schuck (Chair)StenoArizona, USA2023-24
 Shannon TyreeConsumer/AdvocateArizona, USA2023-24
 Steve Clark Steno District of Columbia, USA2023-24

The committee shall develop the slate of candidates for each Board of Directors election. They shall solicit for nominees from the Directors and the general membership, as well as review them and make recommendations as appropriate. 


 Member Name  Captioning Method  State/Country  Term 
 Karyn Menck (Chair) Steno Tennessee, USA 2023-24
 Jessica Aiello Firm Owner Maryland, USA 2023-24
 Rip Wilson Consumer/Advocate New York, USA 2023-24
 Jen Schuck Steno Arizona, USA 2023-24
 Michele Michaels  Consumer/Advocate Arizona, USA 2023-24
 Shannon Tyree
 Consumer/Advocate Arizona, USA

The committee shall develop and foster strategic partnership relations with other captioning industry or Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing related nonprofits and professional associations. The committee shall recruit financial backing such as sponsorship or grants. Additionally, the committee shall manage the organization's annual fundraising activities.


 Member Name  Captioning Method  State/Country  Term 
 Steve Clark (Chair)  Steno  District of Columbia, USA  2023-24
 Chris Ales
 Voice Michigan, USA  2023-24
Victor Perez
 Advocate  Colorado, USA
Heidi Callahan
Jamie Kelley
 Steno Alabama, USA

The committee shall administer the NCSP test to captioners, allowing them to earn certification and recognition for their skills. The committee shall explore and update or create new tests and/or certifications or certification levels as deemed necessary to further the goals of the organization. The committee also shall recruit and train test administrators and evaluators as necessary.


 Member Name Captioning/Method State/Country Term
 Lydia Oxenreider (Chair) StenoIowa, USA
 Tracy Steele
 StenoIowa, USA2023-24
Jennifer Peirson StenoVirginia, USA
 Lynn Meyer Voice Massachusetts, USA 2023-24

The committee shall develop, maintain, and update the organization’s educational materials that will be of interest to our members and followers. The subject matter may include, but is not limited to, the NER testing method and the NCSP certification;  updates and trends in captioning, technology, and accessibility; and other topics related to Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing culture or issues. This may include online materials shared by other advocacy and governmental organizations. The committee will be instrumental in developing the continuing education opportunities offered by the Global Alliance, to include webinars, on-demand videos for our YouTube channel, as well as our revenue-generating video library.


 Member Name Captioning/Method State/Country Term
 Kimberly Shea (Chair) Steno Texas, USA 2023-24
 Michele Michaels Consumer/Advocate Arizona, USA 2023-24
 Ron Drach Consumer/Advocate District of Columbia, USA 2023-24

The committee will be responsible for creating regular communication with the membership and compiling content for the monthly electronic newsletter. The committee will support the other committees, as needed, with marketing materials about the Alliance, its mission, its goals, and its initiatives. The committee will provide information about the NER testing method and advocate for and advertise the NCSP certification. The committee will prepare submissions to “call for proposals” for industry-related conferences.  There shall be a subcommittee responsible for posting to and moderating the organization’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).


 Member Name Captioning/Method State/Country


 Kimberly Shea (Chair) Steno Texas, USA 2023-24
 Jennifer Peirson Steno Virginia, USA 2023-24
 Lukasz Dutka Voice Poland 2023-24
 Chelle Wyatt Consumer/Advocate Utah, USA 2023-24
 Orla Pearson Steno England 2023-24

This task force is a multi-year data-gathering and caption-monitoring project to evaluate broadcast captioning quality using the NER model. Data will be gathered via local sources across the U.S.

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