Tuesday, July 28, 2015

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) and World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) New Board of Directors (2015-2019) & Announcement for the next WASLI & WFD Conference!

Congratulations to newly elected Board of Directors for the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) and for the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)! Best wishes for the upcoming term. Thanks too to the outgoing board members for serving from 2011-2015!

  • WASLI BoardDebra Russell, President
  • Jose Ednilson, Vice President
  • Susan Emerson, Treasurer
  • Isabelle Heyrick, Secretary 
  • Natasha Maliko, Africa
  • Etsuko Unemoto, Asia
  • Angela Murray, Austroceania
  • Desanka Zizic, Balkans
  • Christopher Stone, Europe
  • Liz Mendoza, North America
  • Isabel Rey, Latin America
  • Anna Komorova and Igor Bondarenko, Transcaucasia
  • Nigel Howard, Deaf Interpreting Advisor
A special thanks to Nigel Howard for serving as the WASLI North America representative from 2011-2015. It was a pleasure to work with you along with our colleagues from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID – USA) and Asociación de Intépretes de Lengua de Señas del Distrito Federal (AILSDF – Mexico). Likewise, best wishes to the newly elected WASLI North America representative, Liz Mendoza. We’re looking forward to getting to know you better and to work with you over the coming term.

World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)Board of Directors (2015-2019):

  • President: Colin Allen
  • Vice President: Dr Joseph Murray
  • Mr Florjan Rojba
  • Ms Ana Regina Souza Campello
  • Mr Kasper Bergmann
  • Ms Kaisa Alanne
  • Ms Jigjid Dulamsuren
  • Ms Hanne Berge Kvitvaer
  • Mr Nikolay Chaushyan
  • Dr Terry Riley OBE

WFD and WASLI Conferences in France in 2019Eiffel Tower

The 2019 WFD World Congress will be held in France. WFD OM France won out as the location for the conference by a slight margin over Hong Kong. As is the tradition for WFD & WASLI to host their respective conferences in the same location one week apart, the WASLI 2019 Conference will also be hosted in France.