Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Commission on


Contact Information

Pamela Zellner
(401) 256-5511



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The Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RICDHH) is an advocating, coordinating, and service providing entity committed to promoting an environment in which the deaf and hard of hearing in Rhode Island are afforded equal opportunity in all aspects of their lives. The RICDHH develops policy; initiates and lobbies for favorable legislation; fosters cooperation and awareness among state agencies and community organizations; and educates and advises consumers, state agencies, and employers about Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rights to equal access. The RICDHH also provides direct services in its operation of a Sign Language Interpreter and CART Referral Service, a lending library of books and videotapes, and as a clearinghouse of information and referral on all topics related to hearing loss.
1. Administer Sign Language and CART Interpreter Referral Service; 2. Promote awareness and provide information and referrals; 3. Conduct an ongoing needs assessment; 4. Engage in advocacy to promote accessibility of services; 5. Initiate and lobby for legislation; 6. Provide networking among agencies and organizations; 7. Work to improve the quality of life addressing: education, employment, health care, parenting issues, and technology; 8. Develop a Statewide Coordinating Council which will coordinate the implementation of statewide strategic plan for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Rhode Island; 9. Track the yearly services provided by exempted interpreters.

Title Name Phone Number Email
Program Manager Pamela Zellner 401-256-5511 [email protected]
Commissioner - Chairperson Tim Riker 4012565511
Commissioner - Chairperson Heather Niedbala 4012565511
Commissioner - Vice-Chair Travis R. Zellner (401)-256-5511 [email protected]
Commissioner - Vice-Chair Caroline Obrecht 4012565511
Commissioner - Treasurer Elizabeth Beach 401-528-3685 [email protected]
Commissioner - Treasurer Todd Murano 4012565511
Commissioner - Secretary Elizabeth Beach 4012565511
Interpreter/CART Referral Specialist Holly St. Pierre 401-222-5300 [email protected]
Sign Language Interpreter/CART Referral Specialist Holly St. Pierre 401-222-5300 [email protected]
Sign Language Interpreter/CART Referral Specialist Holly St. Pierre (401)-222-5300 [email protected]


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