National Advisory Group (NAG)

In accordance with the Education of the Deaf Act, the National Advisory Group is appointed to advise the President of NTID "...in formulating and carrying out the basic policies governing [NTID’s] establishment and operation, which group shall include individual who are professionally concerned with education and technical training at the postsecondary school level, persons who are professionally concerned with activities relating to education and training of individuals who are deaf, and members of the public familiar with the need for services provided by NTID."
 Bedarius  Bell, Jr.
Bedarius Bell, Jr.
State Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Opelika, Alabama
 Joyce  Bender
Joyce Bender
Chief Executive Officer
Bender Consulting Services, Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 Lisa  Dallos
Lisa Dallos
Founder and Owner
High10Media
New York, New York
 Christopher  Lehfeldt
Christopher Lehfeldt
Dentist
Elmwood Dental Group
Rochester, New York
 Mary Beth (Barber) Mothersell
Mary Beth (Barber) Mothersell
Senior Customer Relations Manager
Sprint Relay
Geneseo, New York
 David  Nelson
David Nelson
Senior Community Outreach Specialist in Government Affairs
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
Washington, District of Columbia
 Gabrielle   Nocciolino
Gabrielle Nocciolino
Founder and Coordinator for Performing Arts Program
Texas School for the Deaf
Austin, Texas
 Karen  Putz
Karen Putz
Business Owner
Ageless Passions
Chicago, Illinois
 Joseph  Riggio
Joseph Riggio
Sales Manager
Business Video Solutions, ZVRS
Indianapolis, Indiana
Michael Tecklenburg
Counsel
Office of the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, District of Columbia
 Kathleen   Treni
Kathleen Treni
Principal
Continuum of Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, BCSSD
Ramsey, New Jersey
Dr. Sean M. Virnig
Dr. Sean M. Virnig
Associate Director, State Special School and Services Division
California Department of Education
Dr. Douglas   Watson
Dr. Douglas Watson
Professor Emeritus
University of Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas