Debbie learned sign language from the Deaf communities in the New England area. She has been a certified sign language interpreter since 1999; Debbie also holds a degree in Psychology with a focus in crisis intervention.
She has worked in the video interpreting industry since 2007 and has served as the Operations Manager for two different VRS companies (both also provided VRI services). Debbie has managed more than 160 interpreters - all of whom worked from independent call centers all over the country. Debbie's interpreting passions are in medical environments and is where she focuses much of her training and continuing education. Her medical interpreting experience is varied and comprehensive, in both remote and onsite settings. Debbie has completed an intensive Certificate of Healthcare Interpreting (CHI) Program for ASL interpreters established by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). She has also completed specialized medical trainings, such as, oncology with the University of California San Diego (UCSD), various medical systems with the CATIE Center, and mental health through Troy University, the Alabama Department of Mental Health and ADARA. Debbie is an interpreter for and the Director of ASL Services with InDemand Interpreting, a national company specializing in medical settings. All of her experience and education have significantly contributed to her strong leadership skills and the ability to cultivate the skills and talents of her peers.
Debbie is deeply grateful for the cultural and linguistic knowledge she has gained from being a part of the Deaf community and continuously strives to improve the standard of medical interpreting services. When Debbie isn't working she keeps busy with her fiancé, 4 teenagers and 3 very active dogs.