Hearing Speech + Deaf Center welcomed two new board members at its board meeting on March 25, 2021. Amber Burley Munnerlyn and David A. Skidmore, Jr. will provide unique and valuable insights to guide the strategic direction for achieving communication equity for people with communication disorders or deafness.
“Amber and David bring business acumen, passion for our mission, and talents that will make them valuable board members. We’re fortunate to have them join us,” said John Sinclair, board chair of Hearing Speech + Deaf Center. “Each of them enhances our board with unique experiences and perspective, and we’re looking forward to tapping into their expertise and guidance.”
Amber Burley Munnerlyn, CT, NIC, LPC, is an Assistant Professor in the American Sign Language (ASL) Department of the University of Cincinnati’s College Education. She is a licensed professional counselor and a certified ASL interpreter. Amber has been an ASL interpreter for 17 years, interpreting for President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, John McCain, and Hilary Clinton. She is co-founder of Cincinnati’s African American/Black Interpreter Collaborative.
David A. Skidmore, Jr. is an employment attorney at the law firm Frost Brown Todd. He chairs the Labor & Employment Group, which consists of approximately 45 lawyers in five states. David handles various employment matters, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, non-compete agreements, and trade secrets. In 2019, he was co-chair of Hearing Speech + Deaf Center’s 3rd Annual Laura and Richard Kretschmer Service Award Gala.
About Hearing Speech + Deaf Center
Hearing Speech + Deaf Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowering communication equity in Greater Cincinnati since 1925. The organization serves anyone with communication disorders or deafness by providing hearing exams and assistance, speech-language, and occupational therapy along with fully integrated and expert-led deaf services and programs.