Board Members

Appointments to the N.C. Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board

The Interpreter and Transliterator Licensure Act specifies that the Licensing Board shall consist of nine members, who shall serve staggered three-year terms. No member may serve more than two consecutive full terms.

All members of the Board who are required to be licensed under this Chapter must reside or be employed in North Carolina and must remain in active practice and in good standing with the Board as a licensee during their terms. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90D-


Appointed Board Members:
Jim Sewell, Chair
Donnie Dove, Jr, Vice Chair
Lauren Pruett, Secretary
David Litman, Treasurer
Kevin Earp
Jeff Trader
Pamela White
Cheryl White-Smith
Beverly Woodel

Board Staff:
John Green, Legal Counsel
Caitlin Schwab-Falzone, Board Administrator

Licensure Review Committee:
Donnie Dove, Jr, Chair
Kevin Earp
Jeff Trader

Appointed By

Upon Recommendation Of

Qualifications

Current Appointee

Governor

N/A

A member of NCAD who is deaf and familiar with the interpreting process

Donnie Dove, Jr

Term Expires
6/30/2022

Governor

N/A

An interpreter who is a member of NCRID with five years experience in a community setting and who is licensed by the Board

Jim Sewell

Term Expires
6/30/2021

Governor

DHHS Secretary

An employee of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

Kevin Earp

Term Expires
6/30/2021

General Assembly

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Member of the NC Deaf Blind Association

Jeff Trader

Term Expires
6/30/2021

General Assembly

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

A cued speech or oral transliterator licensed by the Board

Lauren Pruett

Term Expires
6/30/2021

General Assembly

President Pro Tempore of the Senate

A member of the NC Hearing Loss Association with knowledge of the interpreting process and deafness.  NC Hearing Loss Association.

David Litman

Term Expires
6/30/2021

General Assembly

Speaker of the House of Representatives

An interpreter who is a member of NCRID with five years experience in an educational setting in grades K-12 and who is licensed by the Board

Pamela White

Term Expires
6/30/2023

General Assembly

Speaker of the House of Representatives

A faculty member of an Interpreter Training Program or an Interpreter Preparation Programmer A qualified or professional certified instructor of the American Sign Language Teachers Association

Beverly Woodel

Term Expires
6/30/2023

General Assembly

Speaker of the House of Representatives

A public member (a person who is not licensed by the Board or does not have an immediate family member who is deaf or hard-of-hearing)

Cheryl White-Smith

Term Expires 6/30/2023