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Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Commission on
Maximum Members: 13
Authority: 23-1.8-1
Name Position Engagement Term Expiration Appointed By
Obrecht, Caroline Hearing Consumer 10/15/2015 07/01/2016 Governor Raimondo
Handy, Rep. Arthur B. Speaker of the House Murphy
Vacant, Executive Director Chairperson of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission Cook
Riker, Timothy Representing the Deaf 01/22/2016 07/01/2017 Governor Raimondo
Hayes, Brett Deaf Consumer - does not use American Sign Languag 01/05/2018 07/01/2018 Governor Raimondo
Beach, Elizabeth Hard of Hearing Consumer 10/26/2015 07/01/2017 Governor Raimondo
Mullowney, David Deaf Consumer 07/01/2024 Governor McKee
Randall Jr. Esq., Rainer Hearing Consumer 11/10/2022 07/01/2024 Governor McKee
Alves, David Ind. who is Deaf and uses ASL 04/02/2024 07/01/2025 Governor McKee
Robinson, Nathan Ind. who is Deaf and uses ASL 07/01/2025 Governor McKee
Marthers, Kimberly E Hard of Hearing Consumer 07/01/2021 Governor Raimondo
Martin, Claudia L Hard of Hearing Consumer 03/29/2019 07/01/2021 Governor Raimondo
Gallo, Senator Hanna M. President of the Senate Ruggerio
Osho, Bunni Hearing Consumer 07/01/2024 Governor McKee
Hearing Consumer 08/19/2020 07/01/2022 Governor Raimondo
Balsley, Dru Deaf Consumer 01/21/2021 07/01/2022 Governor Raimondo

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