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March 31, 2018


I am Richard Jeffries and I would like to share recent MDAD updates with you. As you know, Tina Joyner, who has been our acting president the past two months and we had a board retreat recently.

The Board has made some changes and I am now your president. I want to t...

February 20, 2018


My name is Tina Joyner and I’m currently MDAD Acting President.  I want to thank Meredith for the warm welcome.

Some of you may not know me.  Some of you do, that’s okay.  I still meet many new people everyday.  I was involved in several organizations in the...

February 16, 2018



This is Meredith DeSomma. I'm here to announce my resignation as MDAD President. I want you to give Tina Joyner a warm welcome as our acting president. Also, I want to thank MDAD members for giving me a rich experience as MDAD president. Be aware that...

August 19, 2017

(Two images: a logo of MDAD on the top with PCRID’s logo shown below
with a date shown at bottom “August 17, 2017”)

(Opening with a white women wearing a black shirt with hair pulled back, she is signing with a red background)
Hello! My name is Meredith DeSomma and I...

August 15, 2017

Marylanders: Governor's Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) will be hosting forums on August 15th and 23rd to discuss and gather feedback on interpreter licensure. The forums are open to anyone wishing to provide input on interpreter licensure. You may provide yo...

April 17, 2017

[Meredith DeSomma, President of MDAD and Chanel Gleicher, Board Member shares the conference vision. Captions available.]

Meredith (in black shirt): Hello. I'm Meredith DeSomma, President of Maryland Association of the Deaf (MDAD). Our MDAD conference is co...

February 28, 2017

Save the date on your calendars! MDAD will have an one-day conference on April 29, 2017. 

More details to follow. Stay tuned!

October 10, 2016

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Hi! I would like to explain more about MDAD's Diamond Anniversary on October 22. Some of you are curious about the event. Here is a quick overview of our exciting event.

It has been 60 years since MDAD was founded in 1956. MDAD...

October 3, 2016

 MDAD presents 60th Anniversary Celebration. 

Join our Diamond celebration at the Ayse Meze Lounge (6 N East St. Frederick, MD 21701) on Saturday, October 22nd from noon to 3 p.m. for MDAD members only. 

Seats ate limited- reservations are required. RSVP today at ww...

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