Healthy Communities

Advisory Board for Interpreters for the Deaf

Ark. Code Ann. § 20-14-804 creates the Advisory Board for Interpreters between Hearing Individuals and Individuals who are Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing, or Oral Deaf, which consists of seven (7) members appointed by the Director of the Arkansas Department of Health.

Together we will ensure that individuals who are Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing, or Oral Deaf and those they communicate with may depend upon competent, reliable interpreting services.

Advisory Board Members

Name Contact Info Constituency Term Expiration
Raphael (Ray) James, Chairperson Interpreter 12.31.19
Jami Hollingsworth Interpreter 12.31.19
Michael McMahon Interpreter 12.31.21
Karin Binko Interpreter 12.31.18
Holly Ketchum Deaf Citizen 12.31.19
Carel Dunaway Deaf Citizen 12.31.21
Jerri Sue Finch General Citizen 12.31.18


Licensure Committee Investigation Committee Budget/Fee Ad Hoc Committee
Jami Hollingsworth Karin Binko Carel Dunaway
Michael McMahon Holly Ketchum Jami Hollingsworth
Holly Ketchum Carel Dunaway Holly Ketchum
Jerri Sue Finch Ray James


Arkansas Interpreter Licensure Application
Arkansas Provisional Licensure Application
Complaint Form
Letter from the Chair of the Arkansas Advisory Board

Board Minutes

11.02.18 | Subcommittee
08.03.18 | Minutes | Subcommittee
05.04.18 | Minutes - Subcommittee
05.04.18 | Minutes
02.02.18 | Minutes - Subcommittee
02.02.18 | Minutes
11.03.17 | Minutes - Subcommittee
11.03.17 | Minutes
08.04.17 | Minutes
08.04.17 | Minutes -  Subcommitte


Licensed Qualified and Provisional Interpreters
Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ARID)
Rules and Regulations
Act 1314

Email us for Questions or Additional Information, or contact us by phone at 501-661-2878.

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Arkansas Department of Health
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