Children of Deaf Adults, INC. 

CODA celebrates the unique heritage and
identities of adult hearing
individuals with deaf parent(s).

CODA Presidents from 1983 through 2023


Abby Long


Adrian Bailey

January 2020-July 2020

Jenny Blake

2019-January 2020

ML Ruiz-Williams

2017 - 2019

Ray Williams

2016 - 2017

Dr. Jennifer Scarboro Hensley

2015 - 2016

Summer Chappell

2013 - 2015

Billy Collins

2009 - 2013

Allyne Betancourt

2007 - 2009

Carmel Batson

2003 - 2007

David Eklof

2002 - 2003

Darlene Geyer

2001 - 2002

David Eklof

1997 - 2001

Trudy Schafer

1993 - 1997

Elliot Aheroni

1991 - 1993

Alan Marcus

1983 - 1990 

(until first Election)

Millie Brother


CODA International is a private organization maintained and governed by CODA International members. Codas being persons who have one or more parent with a demonstrable and verifiable hearing loss. Non Codas interested in becoming Supporting Members are encouraged and highly welcomed. Persons joining as a voting member or registering for CODA International conference or specified events, found to be non-Coda will automatically have their status changed to Supporting Member and any dues or fees paid to CODA will be forfeited. The privacy and security of all registered members is a top priority for the purpose of admittance, denials, and revocations. 

CODA International is not responsible for non-affiliated social media accounts which may not be a direct representation or share the beliefs that of CODA-International websites etc. 

Official Social Media accounts CODA International:
Facebook: Children of Deaf Adults International Inc.  ~ 
Twitter: @codaintl ~ Instagram: codainternational ~ YouTube: CODA International Inc

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