Nevada Commission for Persons Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Members

Khianti Thomas

Director

Sandra LaPalm

(a) One nonvoting member who is employed by the State and who participates in the administration of the programs of this State that provide services to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired

Jeff Beardsley

(b) One member who is a member of the Nevada Association of the Deaf, or, if it ceases to exist, one member who represents an organization which has a membership of persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired

Maureen Fradianni

(c) One member who has experience with and knowledge of services for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired 

Rusty Shaffer

(d) One nonvoting member who is the Executive Director of the Nevada Telecommunications Association or, in the event of its dissolution, who represents the telecommunications industry

Eli Schwartz

(e) One member who is a user of telecommunications relay services or the services of persons engaged in the practice of interpreting or the practice of real time captioning

Summer Wright

(f) One member who is a parent of a child who is deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired

Vacant

(g) One member who represents educators in this State and has knowledge concerning the provision of communication services to persons hearing or speech impaired in elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools and the laws concerning the provision of those services

Eric Wilcox

Chair
(h) One member who represents an advocacy organization whose membership consists of persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired

Susan Beckett

Vice-Chair
(i) One member who is deaf or hard of hearing

Laura Fink

(j) One member who specializes in issues relating to the employment of persons with disabilities

Vacant

(k) One member who is the parent or guardian of a child who is less than 6 years of age and is deaf or hard of hearing