To create a community of interpreters that collaborates to grow as a profession and in turn provide the highest quality of communication access to the Deaf community of New Mexico. The mission of the New Mexico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is to further the profession of signed language interpreters in the state of New Mexico.
2017-2019 NMRID Board of Directors
These individuals volunteer their time and energy to ensure that our professional organization meets the needs of its members.
Aundi graduated from UNM’s Signed Language Interpreting Program in 2009. She is the Professional Development Committee chair. Aundi specializes in mental health interpreting, and holds the QHMI credential. She is also the NMCDHH staff interpreter, a mentor for NMM, and supervisor of the NMCDHH Apprentice Interpreter Program.
Kristina “Nina” Gullett is a native of Albuquerque, and graduated from UNM’s Signed Language Interpreting Program Magna Cum Laude in 2012. She specializes in educational interpreting and holds RID’s Ed:K-12 certification. She is currently a staff interpreter with Albuquerque Public Schools and is dedicated to collaboration.
Risa is a native New Mexican who was born and raised outside Santa Fe in a town called Pojoaque. She is NIC: Certified and has worked as a freelance interpreter in Albuquerque and the surrounding area for 8 years. She previously served as NMRID Board Secretary and NMRID Vice President.
Mary graduated from UNM with a B.S. in Signed Language Interpreting. She has experience working in a variety of interpreting settings, and has also obtained a certificate in healthcare interpreting from NTID. Mary was also the chair of NMRID’s Election Committee for two elections.
Rachelle graduated from UNM with a BS in signed language interpreting and a BA in English. She works in a variety of settings as a freelance interpreter in the Albuquerque area and is a blogger for NMRID and assistant editor for a local literature and fine arts magazine.
BJ Thrash is a longtime member of RID and a founding member of NMRID. She holds the CSC, SC:L, NAD V, Texas V, and Texas Court credentials, and has served on the NM Signed Language Practices Board both as a Board Member and as Chairperson.
Sally Schwartz graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from UNM’s Signed Language Interpreting Program in 1998. Sally holds the Certificate of Healthcare Interpreting from RIT/NTID and the QMI (Qualified Medical Interpreter) from the Cross Cultural Health Care Program. She is a mentor for NM Mentoring and holds the RID CI & CT.