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National Alliance of Black Interpreters

The District of Columbia Chapter


BOARD MEMBERS

Close-up headshot of President, Kaylee Teixeira. She is wearing translucent pink glasses, very small gold hoop earrings and nose ring, and is smiling directly at the camera. Her hair is cut short with a side fade. She sits on a wooden bench in a bright white dress with slightly raised rooushed short sleeves. Her right arm rests on her left just above her Apple wrist watch. Behind her is tree greenery with white blurred out flowers.

Close-up headshot of Vice President, Kevin Dyels. Kevin wears brown glasses and is looking directly at the camera. He sits with his left arm propped against the back of the bench he is sitting on. He has dark brown eyes, is clean shaven, and has a thin smile. His hair is cut short with a small patch of grey on his right side. He wears a crisp white button down shirt with a black blazer buttoned once at the top. Behind him is tree greenery with white blurred out flowers.

Close-up headshot of Secretary, Shaun Flow Odom. Shaun Flow is looking straight at the camera. He has brown eyes, a goat tee, and is smiling widely. His blond tipped locs are piled high in a top bun. He wears a black turtleneck with a navy blue gold buttoned blazer. The top waistband of his white Palazzo pants is visible. Behind him is tree greenery with white blurred out flowers.



NAOBI-DC Logo: A thin white circular boarder with black text “National Alliance of Black Interpreters D.C.”. Inside the white circle is a black one overlayed with a white print of The United States Capitol building.

 Kaylee Teixeira

(She/Her)

President 

 Kevin Dyels

(He/Him) 

Vice President 

(He/Him)

Secretary

Vacant

Treasurer




Kaylee Teixeira

Kaylee Teixeira (Te-sher-ra) is a native of Massachusetts. She moved to Washington D.C. in January 2019 upon graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a dual BA degree in ASL-English Interpreting and International Global Studies. She is the most recent recipient of the Apprentice of the Year award from the National Alliance of Black Interpreters- DC Chapter where she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors as treasurer before being appointed President. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the American Sign Language Interpreter Education program at her alma mater RIT/NTID. As an early career interpreter she has a passion for supporting and uplifting both the Black Deaf and Black interpreting communities.





Kevin Dyels

Kevin Dyels is a professional sign language interpreter and the Eastern Region Manager of Interpreting for Sorenson Communications.Kevin has held managerial and board positions with interpreting organizations of several professional organizations and commits to mentoring veteran and new interpreters.

He is also an owner of a performing arts interpreting company called First Chair Interpreted Productions. He coordinates interpreters for various conferences and festivals throughout the year both nationally and internationally.  He has traveled to India, Romania, Hong Kong, and South Africa with Quest Visual Theatre, a performance group that presents workshops and performances to deaf and hearing audiences around the world.  He presents interpreting workshops in theater, affect, team building, and self-confidenceKevin has a degree in theater and served as a Production Manager for the Deaf Way II international Deaf conference.

Additionally, Kevin works as a professional sound designer and disc jockey, Kevin is married to his partner from Hong Kong and they share a gray Tabby cat. 




 

Shaun Flow Odom


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