KYRID is a non-profit organization of interpreters for the D/deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, students of interpreting and consumers. The principle objective of KYRID is to initiate, sponsor, promote, and execute policies and activities that will further the profession of interpretation of American Sign Language and English and the transliteration of English.


KYRID is affiliated with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and shall uphold the purposes and abide by the rules and procedures established for affiliated chapters of RID.  

Welcome to KYRID

KYRID Board Members



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Amy Schilling, MA, RID: CI & CT, ASLTA Certified


Amy Schilling, CI & CT, holds a BA in Deaf Education from Eastern Kentucky University, a MA in Interpretation from Gallaudet University, and is completing her Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from EKU.  Amy has been interpreting professionally since 2004 and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the American Sign Language and Interpreter Education Department at EKU.

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Linda Bozeman

Vice President


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Larry Poole 




Amy Hatzel

Past President


Amy Hatzel has been an interpreter since 1991. During her career, she has served the deaf and hard of hearing community in a variety of settings. Experience includes an internship with KCDHH, an appointment to the Kentucky Licensure Board for Interpreters, KYRID Representative to the Kentucky Board of Interpreters Policy Committee and staff interpreter for the Central Intelligence Agency. She served two terms as KYRID vice president before being elected president in spring 2010. She holds NAD-V certification, a Bachelor's degree in Interpreting from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master's degree in Special Education from Georgetown College. She is currently employed as a special education teacher and teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Carter County, but also maintains an independent sign language practice. She resides near Ashland with her husband, Gerry and their three daughters.

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Molly Howard CI/CT


Molly Howard is an RID certified interpreter working in the Louisville area. She owns Language in Motion Interpreting and is pleased to be serving KyRID in the role of secretary.


Anna Beard, NIC

Public Relations Coordinator


voice/text/FaceTime: 859-893-9910

Anna graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.S. in American Sign Language and English Interpretation in May of 2014 and earned her National Certification in January 2016. She works primarily in educational interpreting and served as KYRID VP  during the 2016-18 term. 

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Tara Stevens



Tara Stevens, CI/CT, has been professionally interpreting since 1999 with experience in postsecondary education, VRS, and theatrical work. She has an M.Ed. in teaching interpreting and currently teaches at Eastern Kentucky University in the American Sign Language and Interpreter Education Department.  In her spare time, she enjoys being outside playing in flowers.

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Courtney Williams



Courtney Williams graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2018 with a B.S. in ASL and English Interpretation. After completing her internship in South Carolina with South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind she moved home and is currently working as a contract interpreter across Western Kentucky and Tennessee. She serves the Deaf and HOH community in various settings including; educational, medical, mental health, and performance. 


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