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A Deaf Club in Santa Rosa?! Santa Rosa Deaf and Hard of Hearing Club Santa Rosa, CA 95403

About Us

Twenty years ago when hospitals or businesses needed sign language interpreting they often spent hours calling through a list of names and phone numbers. While the list might include someone who was actually certified and qualified, there was no mechanism in place to ensure qualifications. Many of the people were on the list because they self-identified as interpreters or because they were referred by well-intentioned but often misinformed sources. At that time Sonoma County had only one certified interpreter and hundreds of Deaf and Hard-of-hearing people needing interpreting. Hospitals and businesses typically did not and do not have the resources to evaluate sign language interpreters. Screening for certification, interpretation proficiency, background checks, and meeting industry-specific standards is cost-prohibitive and requires expertise.

Seeing the need for a more reliable and standards-based way to hire interpreters, Cris Eggers founded Communique with the goal of fostering the development and certification of working interpreters and of ensuring the provision of qualified sign language interpreters no matter the time of day or night.

Cris Eggers, CI, CT

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Cris Eggers, President founded Communique Interpreting in 1994. She has a Masters' degree in Interpretation from Gallaudet University and a Bachelors' degree in Theater Arts from Sonoma State University.

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Sandy McLennon

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Sandy McLennon, Client Services and Deaf Interpreter graduated from Gallaudet University in 1979 and has a Masters' in Deaf Education from McDaniel, 1986 and a Masters' in Sports Administration from Temple University, 1990. Sandy is retired Faculty at the Department of Physical Education and Recreation at Gallaudet University where she taught for 26 years.

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Joan Fritz

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Joan Fritz, Scheduler joined our team in 2009. She has a BS in Retailing with a double minor in Business and Spanish from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.

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Jackie Lobland

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Jackie Lobland, Accounts Payable joined our team in 2011. In addition to her bookkeeping talents, she's been known to exhibit thespian and artistic tendencies. She has acting training from the Los Angeles Theatre Academy, studied graphic design, and is taking a website building/design class.

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Wendy Oto-Nacol

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Wendy Oto-Nacol, Accounts Receivable joined our team in 2012. Previous employment includes mortgage banking, general ledger accounting, at Blue Cross as an auditor, and consulting. Besides accounting she enjoys art, photography, reading, and gardening. She is an intrepid Girl Scout leader and has 1,000 fun activities (and the supplies!) at the ready for any occasion.

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Kathy Jones

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Kathy Jones, Scheduler/Interpreter joined our team in 2012. She has an AA in ASL/English Interpreter Education. She also has done coursework in American History and Interior Design. Currently she is studying Deaf/Blind interpreting. She also works as a cake maker/decorator and has been a facial tattoo artist (permanent makeup). In addition to these many talents Kathy is an event (weddings/birthdays) planner. And last, but certainly not least, she has raised four wonderful kids.

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Jillian Vickers

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Jillian Vickers, office assistant is a recent graduate of CSU Northridge in Southern California where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies with an emphasis on ASL Studies and Deaf Literature. Now that she's back in Northern California she is delighted to work with CQ and continue her career with American Sign Language as well as involve herself with Deaf Community.

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Communique Interpreting
330 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Main Line: (707) 546-6869
Deaf Callers: (707) 623-1638
Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday

Scheduling@CommuniqueInterpreting.com





Established in 1994

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