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MIRID Executive Board

Andi Chumley

President - Andi Chumley, NIC

Andi is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter. She received her BS degree in deaf education from MacMurray college in 1998. She was employed at the Illinois school for the deaf for seven years before returning to her native Michigan on 2005. Since that time she has worked as both a staff and freelance interpreter.

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Vice President - Information to come.

Treasurer - Cindy Wood, MAI, NIC

Born and raised in Pure Michigan, Cindy moved around the U.S. for many years before returning home in June of 2015. She joined MIRID as Treasurer in April, 2016. She received her Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing and Management from Adrian College and her Master's degree in Interpretation from Gallaudet University. She has held her national certification since 2007.  


Cindy has worked as both a staff and freelance interpreter in various cities and states including, Milwaukee, WI, Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, VA, and most recently here in the Metro Detroit area. She and her son Trevor reside in Milan, Michigan. They love spending time outdoors, exploring and finding adventure wherever they go.

Danielle Ward

Secretary - Danielle Ward

Danielle slipped into the Deaf community while her mother was a teacher at Michigan School for the Deaf. She gained informal interpreting training in church, and took the scenic route to a formal education at Gallaudet University. Danielle is nationally certified and has worked in the VRS setting, and also as a staff and freelance interpreter. She currently serves in the public sector.

Outside of interpreting, Danielle volunteers as a narrator, copy editor and is a published author. She enjoys the simple things in life and values spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, traveling and reading.

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Deaf Member at Large - Angela Laguardia

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Member at Large - Information to come.

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Nicholas Goodman

Publications Manager - Nick Goodman, AAA, BEI I, DB

Nick is the most recent addition to the MIRID Board, and a 2016 graduate of the Interpreter Training Program at Lansing Community College. It was there, he met his fiancee, Haley, who is also a certified interpreter and LCC graduate. When he is not working as a freelance interpreter, you can find him at Elder Law of Michigan as a MiCAFE Network Specialist. 

With his Associate degree achieved, Nick is pursuing his Bachelors degree from Siena Heights University. Nick's college career originated at Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, which is where he discovered his passion for Sign Language. As Publications Manager for MIRID, Nick oversees the MIRID website, event flyers, and social media presence.


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Temperance, MI 48182


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