Amanda Gallant is the new ISRID president. She's worked as an ASL
interpreter in the community, K-12 education and VRS for 14 years. She
is also a CODA with one sister in the Navy. She went to DMACC and
received an Associate's Degree and attended their Interpreter Training
Elaine Brassard, Vice President
Hello! My name is Elaine Brassard. I’ve been interpreting for about 4
years now. I graduated from Scott Community College in Davenport, Iowa.
I’ve been married for 18 years and have 4 children. I’m very excited
to be serving both the interpreting community and the Deaf community by
being on the board.
Betty has been a community interpreter for over 40 years. She enjoys
working in team situations with fellow interpreters and advocating for
the profession of interpreting. She's served as ISRID's Vice President
and Member-At-Large in the past and she is excited to now serve as the
Cholee Kramer, Secretary
Chloee Kramer has been interpreting for almost 3 years in the community
and education settings. Chloee earned her BA from Augustana University
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This is her first term serving as
secretary of the board and she is excited to make a positive impact on
the interpreting and Deaf community. Chloee enjoys spending time with
her husband Brett, and their dog Huey in her free time.
Shayla S Tuefen, Member-at-Large
Shayla is an educational interpreter working in Eastern Iowa. She earned
her B.S. from Troy University. This is her first term as Treasurer. She
is eager to take on this position and looks forward to the fellowship
with other Board Members and interpreters throughout Iowa.
Ursula Heuer, Member-at-Large
Ursula Heuer is an educational interpreter working for Des Moines Public
Schools for over a decade. She earned her BA and MA from St. Catherine
University. This is her second term as a Member-at-Large and she seeks
to make the voice of educational interpreters heard in the state of