Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf 

State Affiliate Chapter of RID

ICRID Board of Directors




Megan Butler, NIC, Ed: K-12

Megan Butler attended Eastern Kentucky University where she graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in American Sign Language Interpreting. She currently works in the educational and community settings. She serves on the national level as the chair of the Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings RID Member Section and the state level as the president of the Indiana Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. She lives in Mooresville, IN with her husband Bronson and two dogs, Blue and Annabelle.

Vice President

Mary Ann Chrisman, IIC
Mary Ann Chrisman graduated graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a Bachelors of Science in American Sign Language English Interpretation in 2011 and also has an Associates of Arts in American Sign Language from Vincennes University(2009) .  She currently works in the K-12 setting and holds her EIPA along with her IIC.  Mary Ann is also a freelance interpreter and works in the medical, mental health, and post-secondary settings.  In 2013 she won the Marvin Marshall Award. She currently serves as the Vice President.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog Ruger.


Judy Cain, CI, Ed: K-12, MA

Judy, teacher of Deaf/Hard of Hearing for 32 years & RID certified since 2000, was recipient of Indiana’s first “Judith Carson Outstanding Educational Interpreter Award”and “2012 RID Region III Distinguished Educational Interpreter Award”;  served on the RID Educational Interpreter Task Force (EITF), Affiliate Chapter Relations Committee (ACRC), Indiana EITF and Indiana Deaf Education Committee; served as president, vice president & current secretary of Indiana RID; is passionate about quality interpreting services for Deaf/ Hard of Hearing students; Co-owner of C & C Connection, LLC, focusing on educational interpreters (training, skills evaluations & improvement plans).  Judy & her husband, Gary, live in Indianapolis.


Sue Holsapple, IIC

Worked at FedEx as sign language interpreter for 24 years and retired July 31, 2015.  Served on the first Indiana Board of Interpreter Standards.  Previously, served 4 years as treasurer for ICRID.  Worked at ISD for 6 years as director of volunteers and speakers bureau.  Currently focusing on restarting her alterations and dog boarding business.

Members at Large

Eric O'Dell

Eric O'Dell graduated from Gallaudet University in 2013 with Bachelors of Arts in Interpretation and holds an Associates of Arts degree from Vincennes University in American Sign Language (2009). Eric is a freelance interpreter within the greater Indianapolis area with experience working within the education (k-12/higher education), medical, business, and government settings. Eric lives in Noblesville with his wife Rachael in their garage converted tiny house. When not interpreting he is teaching drawing classes or working in his art studio.

Jesse Vasquez, NIC

Jesse Vasquez is a CODA who never thought that interpreting was in his future. In fact being a city bus driver was all he wanted to be when he grew up.... and then his 1st grade teacher shot that down. Those life goals though. All throughout high school, he thought teaching math, social studies, or music was perfect, until he realized that teaching required extreme patience and music was more of a hobby. Then, an epiphany!! After high school his friends actually suggested interpreting!  What a great idea!! It was so and it was good. He graduated from Bethel College in 2009 and earned his NIC certification shortly thereafter. He also holds his IIC and is certified in Michigan as well. Ironically, he has spent most of his time working as a freelance interpreter within the educational system. He is married to his awesome wife, Teri, and they both live with their four cats. He enjoys coaching, playing video games, working on cars, and doing country things with his bff.

Zach Evans

Zach Evans is a graduate of Vincennes University ASL Program(2005) and IUPUI's Interpreter Training Program(2008). He discovered a passion for educational interpreting and has worked in that setting for 8 years. Zach also wears the "hat" of webmaster for ICRID for the past several years. He was inspired to enter this profession by his wife, Natalie, who is Deaf. He and Natalie live in Greenwood, just south of Indianapolis with their dog, Hope, and their cat, Cleopatra. In his free time, he enjoys being involved with his school's FIRST Robotics team, cooking, and travelling.

Lisa Melby

Lisa Melby graduated from the Vincennes University ASL program in 2008.  She then started her professional interpreting career at that time and later continued her education at IUPUI and will be graduating in the spring of 2016. Since graduation from VU, she has focused most of her interpreting work in the educational sector - elementary through post-secondary, but is currently a freelance interpreter. Voluntarily, Lisa is currently the editor of INSights and Member-at-Large 4 and has served on the membership committee and the annual conference committee. Lisa has three sons, Robert, 25, Tyler, 23, and Brad, 20, who happens to be deaf and is the reason for her  learning ASL and becoming an interpreter.  She also has two other very special people in her family, James, her fiancĂ©, and his son, Johnathan.

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Indianapolis, IN 46219

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