The CODA International Board consists of 9 active Board members:7 regional representatives and 2 Member-at-Large positions. Email Board members by selecting your region below.
Elections for in-coming Board members takes place online, prior to annual conference and
transitions occur at the close of conference.
Represents US States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington
Robin Dragoo has been a Board member since 2013. Currently serving as the organization Treasurer, Robin enjoys the service he is able to give to the members of CODA International. Born in Los Angeles, California, USA, Robin has been a resident of Mesa, Arizona, USA since 2006. He is currently an Interpreter working in a variety of settings and has worked with the local Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) affiliate chapter as its Secretary and President.
Personally, Robin enjoys running, woodworking and working on his 1970 Chevrolet Nova. In addition, he is an avid college and professional football fan, team favorites are the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks and college football team, University of Southern California Trojans (FIGHT ON!!). When he's not doing the above. Robin enjoys spending time with his two Koda daughters, Hillary (16) and Danika (10).
Monique (Mo) Clark is from the Bay Area of Northern California. There she attended her first CODA Conference in 2010. Monique very passionately attends educational, professional development workshops, conferences and events related to Sign Language Interpreting, Social Justice, Cultural Competence & Accountability and Understanding Diversity & Equality, The Privilege Institutes, Diversity & Inclusion and Empowering Women of Color Conferences. Committed to her quest for Multicultural Diversity & Inclusion, Cultural Sensitivity and equality within CODA organization, Mo has committed whole heartedly to openly contribute from a place of love and innovative mind and spirit for supreme limitless and an unbarred CODA Tribe experience.
Hail from OHIO. I am a transplant Coda, originally from Virginia. I've been residing in Ohio for 20 years, where the last 16 years I've been enjoying my Mom status. I have a daughter 16, and a son who is 4. In the chance I have a little down time, I attempt to spend time with dear friends, good food, and the occasional apple cider libations.
I have decided in all my spare time, to return to college to finish my degree. A dual purpose. I am currently working in the family biz as an interpreter and looking to transition into post-secondary education where it is my hope to be a positive change to future colleagues while demanding a higher standard of quality for our parent's liaisons to the hearing world. Additionally, I am learning techniques to better the non-profit organizations I am affiliated.
Tommy lives in Philadelphia PA. He is a freelance and educational Interpeter. Tommy went to his first CODA Conference in 2002 in Philly and have been going since. He loves to travel, hike, camp, beaches, water, forests, nature and loves ASL!
Tshepiso Betty Mokoena born to Deaf parents, currently based in the City of Cape Town: South Africa, working for the University of Cape Town (UCT), worked for the South African Parliament as a South African Sign Language (SASL) Practitioner. She’s the Founder & Director of Tshepiso Mokoena Foundation (tmfsa.org).
Studied a National Diploma in Linguistics of South African Sign Language at the University of Witwatersrand in 2000. Subsequent to that transcribed and translated Deaf life stories of Gays and Lesbians in South Africa working with Dr. Ruth Morgans at Gays and Lesbian Archives (GALA ). Furthered her studies at Regenesys Business School, completed Post graduate Diploma in Business Management. In addition to that she obtained different advanced certificates in Project Management, Presentation skills and Desmond Tutu Women in Leadership program. Working alongside her paternal uncle who is also Deaf, she has initiated various advocacy programs for the Deaf communities from 2001 to date. Officially founded Tshepiso Mokoena Foundation (TMF) in 2012, a Board Member of Sign Language Education Development (SLED), Mentored SA Sign Language Interpreters, a World Pulse Community Contributor and Listener for Women Development. Advocating for change and utilising Media to raise awareness and to fight for the plight and rights of the Deaf communities of South Africa. This has been her passion and drive from the early days of 2001. She is a recipient of the 2013 Professional Fellows Distinguished Impact Award, commissioned by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S Department of State. Completed Women in Business Mentorship Program with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women based in the UK. 2016 L'oreal Paris Women of Worth Honouree. All these achievements are attributed to the advocacy work she has been doing in the Deaf communities of South Africa.
Jenny attended her first CODA conference in 2001. Then hosted the 2004 conference in Waikiki. At the Las Vegas conference in 2005, she set up the first multicultural breakout group to address the additional experiences that impact the lives of our deaf parents as well as ourselves. She's very passionate about more outreach to the marginalized population so they can experience the wonders of CODA International.
Jenny has been in the family busines since 1998 and had served as president for Hawaii RID for 5 years in which HRID hosted the Region 5 RID conference in 2012.
In her free time, she goes to the beach, travels, binges on Netflix, goes shopping or sleeps.