Amy: Congratulations for running a second term as NAD president! In the next two years, what will you do to increase NAD visibility in the deaf community?
Bobbie Beth Scoggins: The NAD is here to stay and for those who doubt the NAD and those who ask, “What does the NAD do for me?”—Look at these people, they are a great group of committed people, volunteers who want and will make a difference in your life and in ours.
Amy: Congratulations for running a second term as Vice President of NAD! What is your plan for the next two years to bring in more members and increase funding for the organization?
Christopher Wagner: I think we’ll focus more on outreach and marketing NAD, let people know where we are, who we are, spread the word across the country. Let them know all the actions we are doing.
Amy: Congratulations to you two newly selected board members here at the NAD Conference! Please explain what each of you will bring into the board, your skills and passion.
Liz Hill: Our position [on the Board] is for four years. We are regional representatives and we’re very passionate people who are dedicated in giving all of our energy, and are motivated in enhancing lives of deaf people.
James “Manny” Johnson: I want to contribute a lot of things but there are two issues that I feel strongly about. Youth is my passion, and I am very supportive of that. For example, Deaf Youth USA. I’m thrilled about it. I want to see that group grow and NAD working alongside. I want to see NAD working with different organizations all over the USA.
(to Liz) I know you have a lot to contribute related to mental health, correct?
Liz: Yes, mental health is one of our top priorities for Region III. A few of the states got together and made motions and mental health is number two on our priority list. So, yes, I am looking forward to working on that and with the board.
Manny: I plan on listening to the community and find out their needs, and not only will we listen to them, I will also encourage them to join us in moving forward.
Bobbie Beth Scoggins (SD)
Vice President (2008-2010):
Christopher D. Wagner (FL)
Lynn Z. Null (OK)
Ronald E. Sutcliffe (MD)
Region I Representative (2008-2012):
Julie Bourne (MD)
Sean Gerlis (NY)
Region II Representative (2008-2012):
Jack Cooper (KS)
Michael K. Berger (IL)
Region III Representative (2008-2012):
Lissette Molina (FL)
Liz Hill (AL)
Region IV Representative (2008-2012):
Astrid Goodstein (AZ)
James “Manny” Johnson (CA)