Find a Trainer

Since 2010, more than 160 deaf and hard of hearing advocacy specialists have been trained as DSAT Consumer Trainers.  This group of individuals possesses the knowledge of and passion for advocacy, their desire to provide advocacy training, and for their access to the Deaf Community and consumers of vocational rehabilitation. Fourteen members of this group are referred to as DSAT Master Trainers. In addition to providing consumer trainings, they are qualified to conduct train-the-trainer trainings to deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind individuals interested in becoming a DSAT Consumer Trainer.

Trainer Attributes and Qualifications

Based on the effective practices findings of Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD, the DSAT curriculum is designed as a peer-led training. In addition to this strong preference for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf-blind trainers, trainers must also have:
• Native level fluency in ASL
• A strong knowledge of and ongoing exposure to the Deaf community
• A working knowledge of the target audience’s needs
• In-depth knowledge of local, state and national resources
• Ability to translate written contents into communication modes and/or language choices appropriate for participants.

Directory of DSAT Consumer and Master Trainers

DSAT Master Trainers with NCIEC DSAT Workteam Members

The Directory below lists DSAT Consumer Trainers. In addition, those DSAT Consumer Trainers who are Master Trainers are also identified in the Directory. Many of these individuals are available to provide training upon request, which is often taught in a six to eight hour blocks of time or longer. While the Directory groups the trainers according to the NCIEC region in which they reside, they may be available to travel outside the region. Please contact them directly to learn of their availability and service fees (if any). Also, please note that those without contact information are not available for training.

NCIEC Regional Center Map



Directory of DSAT Master Trainers

*Refers to DSAT Master Trainer available for Train the Trainer workshops
**Refers to DBSAT Trainers

CATIE Center Region: Upper Mid-West
Name* City/State Contact Information Availability
Kim Anderson Lansing, KS Anytime
Angela Botz Alton, IL
618-208-1146 VP
Anytime 9AM-4PM
Colleen Burdiss St Louis, MO Daily 8AM-4PM, weekends upon request
Lee Clark** St Paul, MN Anytime
Susan DeBauge KS
Sheryl D. Emery* Southfield, MI Please contact for availability
Amanda Dudgeon Peoria Heights, IL
VP: 309-863-5847
Anytime, evenings and weekends (Flexible schedule that fits the best)
Sheila Faricy
Matt Gwynn Olathe, KS Friday evenings and weekends
Tamara Hogue Jacksonville, IL
217-717-9658 VP
Hersel Jackson Rock Island, IL 309 948 6050 VP Anytime
JJ Jones Kansas City, MO 9AM–4PM
Kimberly Kuhns Olathe, KS Anytime
Kathy Manlapas MN Evenings and weekends
Paul Pyers Jacksonville, IL
Charleen Scully* Indianapolis, IN Please contact for availability
Lance Sigdestad Sioux Falls, SD
Deloris Summers IL Anytime
Laura J. Thomas* E. Moline, IL Available most times. Please contact for availability.
Joseph Vieira Jacksonville, IL Evening and weekends
Bryen N. Yunashko** Chicago, IL Anytime
GURIEC Region: Atlantic Seaboard and Southeast U.S.
Name* City/State Contact Information Availability
Jimmy Autrey* Morganton, NC Please contact for availability
Ashley Benton** NC Please contact for availability
Julie Burton* Cedartown, GA Please contact for availability
Antia Dowd Frankford, KY Please contact for availability
Mona Ivey Montgomery, AL
Work VP- 334- 239-3761
Home VP- 334-239-3704
Please contact for availability
Victoria Ann Magliocchino** Jacksonville, FL Please contact for availability
Randy Shaw Duluth, GA Please contact for availability
MARIE Center Region: Mid-West
Name* City/State Contact Information Availability
Alma Rosa Bebee* Corpus Cristi, TX
361-288-8817 VP
Most days, evenings and weekends
Corina Gutierrez* Albuquerque, NM Please contact for availability
Charolette Harasymczuk Billings, MT
Mondays and evenings
Ann Horn* &
Randi Turner*
Austin, TX
512.410.7691 VP
512.567.2634 (V-cell) can text or call
Taught as a deaf/hearing team.
Possible weekdays, prefer evenings and weekends.
Lynette Linker Madisonville, LA 985.200.2173 Some evenings and Saturdays
Rob Loveless Denver, CO Daytime, weekends, no evenings
Lynn Null Tulsa, OK/td> Evening and weekends
Karen Park** CO Anytime
Lisa Potter Baton Rouge, LA
225.341.6431 VP
Please contact for availability
Kim Powers Smith** TX
225.341.6431 VP
Please contact for availability
Michelle Rolewitz Fargo, ND
701.205.3041 VP
Please contact for availability
Kimberly Thornsberry* Salt Lake City, UT Please contact for availability
NURIEC Region: Northeast and Caribbean Island Territories
Name*  City/State Contact Information Availability
Michelle Ames Portland Maine Conducted through Community Counseling Center. Contact Kristine Dach at
Keri Darling* VT Please contact for availability
Elaine Ducharme** Boston, MA Please contact for availability
Tammy Ennis * Bridgeport, CT Please contact for availability
Bonnie Kaplan Boston, MA,
857.366.4195 VP
Please contact for availability
Lillian Garcia Peterkin* CT/NY
203-764-2092 vp
Available days, evenings and weekends
Tim Riker Somerville, MA Please contact for availability
Ivy Velez Marlborough, MA
866.927.7805 – VP
Please contact for availability
Christopher Woodfill** New York, New York Please contact for availability
WRIEC Region: Western U.S. and Pac Rim Islands
Name* City/State Contact Information Availability
Elizabeth Andrews Anchorage, AK
Brenda Aron Seattle, WA
Evenings and weekends
Beca Bailey Phoenix, AZ
Linda Bove Phoenix, AZ
Charles Chee-Weng-Chang Twin Falls, ID Evenings and weekends
James Christianson, Jr. Bellingham, WA Evenings and weekends
Larry Devenny Phoenix, AZ
Sean Furman Phoenix, AZ
Jennifer Gajardo Phoenix, AZ
Andy Granda** CA Please contact for availability
Emmet Hassen Phoenix, AZ
Rae Hensan Kingman, AZ
Damon Johnson Blaine, MN Evenings and weekends
Deborah Kahn Selah, WA
Rev Nick Leflors Everett, WA
Joy Maisel Riverside, CA
Evenings and weekends
Jerrel Mathern Seattle, WA Please contact for availability
Colleen Matusof Honolulu, HI Please contact for availability
Kim Minard Phoenix, AZ
Cynthia Napier Riverside, CA
Thomas J. Posedley Phoenix, AZ
Timothy Sanger Phoenix, AZ
Megan Scarboro Phoenix, AZ
Beth Smiley Surprise, AZ
Hal Suddreth Canyon Country, CA
661.513.4988 VP
Please contact for availability
Angela Theriault** Portland, OR Please contact for availability
Dale Tolstead Anaheim, CA Fridays and Saturdays, others upon request