MeRID LogoMaine RID is an affiliate state chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc (RID). We are a membership driven, non-profit organization that functions in accordance with the goals of RID Inc. The state of Maine enjoys a vibrant and diverse interpreting community.

Our purpose is to:

  • Advance professional and ethical standards for interpreters
  • Provide and sponsor professional development opportunities for the enhancement of interpreting skills
  • Promote the rights of interpreters, clients, and consumers
  • Educate the public on the provision of interpreter services and on the ethical standards of the profession
  • Practice and uphold the Code of Professional Conduct established by RID & NAD, Inc.

Maine RID Bylaws


Maine RID Board 2018-2020

Meryl Troop–

Vice President
Deb Myers–

Recording Secretary
Timothy Doyle–

Membership Secretary
Zachary Hardy–

Carol Garland–

July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020

Deaf Member at Large
Jennifer Hickey –

Educational Rep
Darleen Hutchins-

Legal Rep
Jane Hecker-Cain –

Medical Rep
Judy Shepard-Kegl –

Northern Regions Rep
Shannon Locke—

Southern Regions Rep
Cynthia Young-

July 1, 2018- June 30, 2020

Student Rep
Rachelle Mendola–

July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019