Jessica Bentley-Sassaman headshot wearing CIT shirtPresident

Jessica Bentley-Sassaman

English Translation

Coming soon

Woman with auburn shoulder length hair wearing blue blazer with necklaceVice-President

Kim Kurz

English Translation

Kim’s ASL video has English captions.  Check it out above.


Stephen Fitzmaurice

English Translation

English Version

I’m Stephen Fitzmaurice and I look forward to serving you as your new CIT secretary.

Patricia Lessard headshot wearing CIT shirtTreasurer

Patty Lessard

English Translation

Hello, I am Patty Lessard, your new Treasurer for the next two years. I look forward to serving you!

Photo of woman with long brown hair and black shirt in front of stone wall.Director of Communication

Rebecca Minor

English Translation & Bio

I am Becca Minor, your Director of Communications.  I look forward to being in touch with the CIT Membership.

Dr. Rebecca Minor is the Program Coordinator and an Assistant Professor of the Interpreter Preparation Program at the Community College of Baltimore County. She is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and interpreter mentor.  She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Gallaudet University in May 2011.  She also holds a M.A. in Linguistics from Gallaudet University and a Bachelor’s degree from Towson University in Deaf Studies. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Maryland School for the Deaf.  Rebecca has conducted research and presented workshops on linguistics and interpreting at both national and state level conferences.  She has worked in the field of interpreting for the past 11 years in various settings including VRS, performing arts, post-secondary and medical.

Carole Lazorisak headshot wearing CIT shirtDirector of Professional Development

Carole Lazorisak

English Translation

Hello, my name is Carole Lazorisak and I am the Director of Professional Development; I look forward to serving CIT!

A black man smiles at the camera.  He has short hair and is wearing a black suit and tie.Director of Public Relations & Outreach

Francis Phiri

English Translation

Hello.  I am Francis Phiri, the Director of Public Relations and Outreach. I look forward to working with all of you.

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Director of Publications & Research

Sarah Wheeler

English Translation

My name is Sarah Wheeler and I am the Director of Publications and Research.  I look forward to working with you.