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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 2022-23
 Victoria (Tori) Pittman  Voice  North Carolina, USA  2022-23
 Sandy Eisenberg Firm Owner California, USA  2022-23

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) Voice, Steno Australia  2022-23
 Ronald Drach  Consumer/Advocate  Maryland USA  2022-23

 Katie Wright

 Consumer/Advocate  California, USA 2022-23

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
 Steve Clark (Chair)StenoDistrict of Columbia, USA2022-23
Ronald DrachConsumer/AdvocateMaryland USA2022-23
Kate ErvinTypeWell Arizona, USA2022-23

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 
 Tom Brown (Chair) Firm Owner California, USA 2022-23
 Jessica Aiello Consumer/Advocate Maryland, USA 2022-23
 Karyn Menck Steno Tennessee, USA 2022-23
 Rip Wilson Consumer/Advocate Texas, USA 2022-23
 Michele Michaels  Consumer/Advocate Arizona, USA 2022-23

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  2021-22
 Chris Ales (Chair) Voice Writer Michigan, USA 2021-22
 Pablo Romero-Fresco  Advocate  Spain  2021-22
 Deanna Baker Steno  Arizona, USA  2021-22
 Ken Frommert  ASR  Michigan, USA  2021-22
 Joshua Foley  Steno Argentina   2021-22
 Lukasz Dutka  Voice  Poland  2021-22
 Kate Ervin TypeWell Arizona, USA 2021-22

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
 Angie Fuoco (Chair) Consumer/Advocate Pennsylvania, USA 2022-23
 Jen Schuck  Steno   Arizona, USA  2022-23
 Michele Michaels Consumer/Advocate Arizona, USA 2022-23
 Shannon Tyree Consumer/Advocate Arizona, USA 2022-23
 Ron Drach Consumer/Advocate District of Columbia, USA 2022-23
 Jennifer Peirson Steno Virginia, USA 2022-23
 Lydia Oxenreider Steno Iowa, USA 2022-23

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, updates and trends in captioning, technology, 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. 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. The committee will be responsible for creating regular communication with the membership and compiling content for the monthly electronic newsletter. 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 Alabama, USA 2022-23
 Jennifer Peirson Steno Virginia, USA 2022-23
 Lukasz Dutka Voice Poland 2022-23
 Chelle Wyatt Consumer/Advocate Utah, USA 2022-23
 Orla Pearson Steno England 2022-23

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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