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Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Commission on

Maximum Members: 13

Authority: 23-1.8-1


Name Post Engagement Expires Appointed By
Batiano, Joseph Representing the Deaf 07/01/2017 Governor Gina M. Raimondo
Niedbala, Heather Representing the Deaf 07/01/2017 Governor Gina M. Raimondo
Florio, Steven Executive Director Chairperson of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission Cook
Handy, Rep. Arthur B. Speaker of the House Murphy
Walaska, Sen. William A. President of the Senate Paiva Weed
Zellner, Travis Representing the Deaf 01/09/2004 07/01/2015 Governor Chafee
Riker, Timothy Representing the Deaf 01/22/2016 07/01/2017 Governor Gina M. Raimondo
Herchenroether, George E. Hard of Hearing Consumer 05/05/2015 07/01/2016 Governor Gina M. Raimondo
Sack, Jordan Deaf Consumer - does not use American Sign Languag 08/31/2009 07/01/2013 Governor Chafee
Sedivy, Nico Hard of Hearing Consumer 10/10/2014 07/01/2016 Governor Chafee
Obrecht, Caroline Hearing Consumer 10/15/2015 07/01/2016 Governor Gina M. Raimondo
Shealy Esq., Elizabeth Hearing Consumer 10/23/2015 07/01/2017 Governor Gina M. Raimondo
Beach, Elizabeth Hard of Hearing Consumer 10/26/2015 07/01/2017 Governor Gina M. Raimondo
Murano, Todd Deaf Consumer 11/10/2014 07/01/2016 Governor Chafee

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