Meet Us

MEET US

Staff Interpreters

Josh Ayoub

Staff Interpreter, NIC Master

I am a Boston native who received my interpreter training from Northeastern University. I got my professional start at The Learning Center for the Deaf before moving to Chicago. My education and immersion into the Deaf community led to a career in interpreting. I moved back home in 2018 and I have been afforded many opportunities such as interpreting conferences, post-secondary and doctorate education, business engagements, theatre performances, and concerts. I take great pride in professional development and mentoring future interpreters. Outside of work, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family, reading about true crime, and watching my home-town teams win championships.

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Lisa Gentile

Staff Interpreter, CI/CT, NIC

I have over 32 years of experience and have been interpreting since 1982. After taking several sign language classes at the local YMCA at the age of 18, I fell in love with the language and Deaf culture. My teacher encouraged me to attend Gallaudet University for a summer intensive study program. I then became a staff interpreter at R.E.A.D.S. Collaborative where I worked with Deaf high school students for 13 years. I have worked in a variety of settings including business, corporate, mental health, medical, VRS, and international travel. I also helped establish the South East Mentorship Program as well as participated and taught in the Peer Mentorship Program. In addition to interpreting, I enjoy family time, kayaking, windsurfing, and leading worship at church.

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Nicollette Hagman

Staff Interpreter, NIC

I began taking ASL classes at the age of 13 and was instantly captivated by the language and culture. This led me to Northeastern University where I received my bachelor’s degree in ASL/English interpreting. The time spent at Northeastern afforded me an opportunity to explore different avenues within the profession, specifically educational and medical interpreting. I was fortunate enough to work with a mentor in preparation for the MCDHH State Screening and NIC, both of which I received. For that reason, I enjoy mentoring pre-screened interpreters to pay it forward. In my free time you can find me spending time with my husband and two fur-babies Pepperoni and Olive, doing Crossfit, or cooking.
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Shayan Kermati

Staff Interpreter, MCDHH SDI

I was born and raised for half of my life in Florida before I came to New England, where I live with my wife and son. I worked at a school program for nearly 20 years before I became a state-screened Deaf interpreter. I love watching NFL games, especially the New England Patriots — yet my favorite colors are green and orange. I cofounded three Deaf organizations: Deaf Disc Golf Associate, New England Deaf Disc Golf, and SouthShore Deaf Bowling League. I also host one of the longest-running Deaf disc golf tournaments in the nation. Other hobbies I enjoy are camping/ travel trailer , disc golf, and bowling.
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Patty Lejeune

Staff Interpreter, CI

I earned both my associates degree in ASL/English interpreting, and my bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. I joined the Partners Interpreting team in 2015 and enjoy interpreting all over Massachusetts.
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Tara McAuliffe

Staff Interpreter, CI/CT

My name is Tara McAuliffe , CI/CT . I am a dedicated staff interpreter for Partners Interpreting and cover the Connecticut area. I also have a BA in Communications from WCSU in Ct. I am so happy to be part of the PI team and the Deaf community. I love the interpreting work and this beautiful language.
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Patti Medbery

Staff Interpreter, NIC

A Rhode Island native, I traveled across the nation and throughout Europe after high school graduation. I came back to the New England area, settling in Massachusetts where I began taking ASL classes at The Learning Center. I then earned a degree from the interpreter training program at Northern Essex Community College. I worked at the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH), coordinating the after-hours emergency on call services for seven years. Outside of interpreting, I spend the majority of my time trying to keep up with my awesome daughter.

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Elaine Moore

Staff Interpreter, NAD IV

I met my first Deaf person when we were both five years old in Hawaii. I was set to attend Mount Ida College for equine management, but my plans fell through so I attended Northern Essex Community College for core courses, figuring out what I would do next. I ended up graduating from the college’s interpreter training program. I lived in Irmo, South Carolina and worked as a freelance interpreter. My husband at the time was the executive director of the South Carolina Association of the Deaf telecommunications equipment distribution program and so I did some work for the program. I then moved to Columbus, Ohio, where I worked at The Buckeye Ranch (Residential and day treatment facility for adolescents) as an interpreter and small group leader. I currently live in Massachusetts with my Green Cheek Conure parrot Katya and African Grey Parrot Ellie.

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Jessica Morgan

Staff Interpreter, NIC

I have been interpreting over 20+ years and a dedicated staff interpreter with Partners since 2015. I lived in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, before life brought me back to New England. Before becoming an interpreter, I studied at Assumption College and Washington College. I work primarily in the state of Rhode Island interpreting in a variety of settings including medical, conference/platform, education, and business. I am passionate about the Deaf community, a proud CODA, and love my children and fur-babies dearly.
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Elizabeth Nadolski

Staff Interpreter, NIC-Master

I was born as the eldest child of Deaf and Polish immigrant parents. As a result, I am trilingual and tri-cultural (Polish was my first language, sign language second, and English third). Although born in the United States, I lived in Poland for four years before moving to New York at the age of five. I spent my formative years growing up on Long Island, attended college and graduate school in New York City, and relocated to New Jersey and worked on Wall Street for a decade. After completing an interpreter training program in Utah, I relocated to Massachusetts in 2005. I also have a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Marymount Manhattan College. I have worked in various settings such as medical, psychiatric, higher education, VRS, agency, business, academic, and government. Although I love being an interpreter and receive much fulfillment from my work, being a mother to my son has been paramount to me. I am glad to have the company of my loyal dog Rafiki. You will often find me up to my wrists in dirt, manure, and mulch in the spring and tending to my flower and vegetable gardens throughout the summer.
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Emily Rogers

Staff Interpreter, NIC

I was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and moved several times all over the east coast, landing in Newburyport, Massachusetts for high school. When I attended Northern Essex Community College, I picked up a course catalog, unsure of what to take, and ASL jumped out at me. I had a natural ability for interpreting and was absolutely in love with the Deaf community, culture, and language. I landed a job working at a group home for Deaf women with intellectual disabilities. I credit a lot of my language skills to these women, who taught me so much about communicating expressively in ASL. Shortly after graduating with my degree in interpreting, I made the hard decision to leave the group home and begin working as a paraprofessional at Beverly School for the Deaf. I then began working as a VRS interpreter and took online classes at University of Massachusetts Lowell for a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In 2020, I happily started my new adventure as a staff interpreter with Partners Interpreting. I have an amazing husband and two beautiful daughters. I enjoy camping, going to the beach, sledding, skiing, going to parks, taking dancing classes, reading, playing soccer, and so much more.
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Tracy Stowbridge

Staff Interpreter, NIC-Advanced

I have been working with Partners Interpreting for 11 years and interpreting for over 20 years. I have a degree in interpreting and a certificate in deaf studies. I primarily interpret in medical settings; however, I have interpreted in the other genre too. Some of my hobbies are interpreting Renaissance festivals and doing activities with our motorcycle group.
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Kristen Kennedy

Staff Interpreter, MCDHH I

I attended Worcester State College for my bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders, and it was there that I happened to see information about ASL classes. I finally found my passion during my senior year of college, when I began a Deaf gymnastics program for children ages 3-14. I took a job at The Learning Center for the Deaf and then attended Framingham State University for a bachelor’s degree in interpreting. I have worked with Partners Interpreting, video remote interpreting, and with MCDHH. I can honestly say I absolutely love my job and look forward to what I get to do every day.
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Melissa Toth

Staff Interpreter

I grew up in New Jersey and was introduced to ASL while working in a daycare and took a few courses before I continued onto an interpreter training program and a bachelor’s degree. I worked as a supported employment associate with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals’ job development and placement. I eventually began interpreting in a variety of fields, including medical/mental health, corporate, VRS, and theatre. I relocated to New England to be closer to family and am very much enjoying getting to know the area as well as the community.
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Paul Moore

Staff Interpreter

I was first introduced to the Deaf world after moving to Tennessee, joining a church that had a Deaf ministry. Through that, I jumped head first into the Deaf community and learned how to sign and then pursued interpreting through the Deaf community. I have over 12 years of experience with interpreting in various fields, from medical, mental health, to concerts and plays. Professionally, I’m continuing my development and pursuing national certification with advanced training. When I’m not working, I’m an avid gamer, and an all-around nerd, and will talk about Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter all day if given the chance.
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Staff Captioners

Brittney Woods

Staff Captioner, CVR

I graduated from Ohio University and studied court reporting at Cuyahoga Community College. I have been a CART Provider since 2018, a field I became aware of when I had a roommate in college who used a stenographic CART provider for her classes. Prior to that, I spent ten years working at dude ranches in Wyoming and Arizona. I enjoy knitting, reading books and newspapers, and cooking healthy meals in my free time.
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Caryn Broome

Staff Lead Captioner and Trainer, CCR, CVR-M, RCP-M

I attended Brown College of Court Reporting to start a career in court reporting. When I learned the two real-time methods available, stenography and voice writing, my husband learned that the latter meant I would be dictating into a mask. He said, “You mean she can get paid to talk? She’ll do that one.” What started as a joke between my husband and me turned into a career and passion that I have pursued ever since. I have also served as past president of the Georgia Certified Court Reporters Association (GCCRA) and as past vice president of National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA). I started CMB Reporting Services, and while I occasionally cover a deposition involving Deaf and hard of hearing people, it is CART and mentoring that keeps me busy these days. I strongly believe that voice writing is a key element to being able to caption the world and enjoys training and mentoring others in this exciting field.
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Denise Miller

Staff Captioner, CVR

After spending 22 years as a medical transcriptionist, I suffered a stroke in 2013. The long-term effects gave me a new understanding of the necessity for accessible content and my direction into the field was further strengthened. As a firm believer in the rights of all to have equal access and wanting to make more of a difference, I made a career leap to being a CART provider. As I live in a small town in Ohio, my work has covered post-secondary, conventions, corporate, conference events, music events, and comedy shows across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. When not working, I can often be found on a beach somewhere with sand between my toes and a good book in my hands or poolside enjoying the company of my husband and our three children.
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Francisco Philibert

Staff Captioner

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised in Mexico until my family moved to San Diego in the late 1970s. I earned an associate degree in journalism and real estate from Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, California. I then went on to study broadcast/film briefly at Southern Methodist University before earning a bachelor’s degree in social science and management from the University of Texas at Dallas. I currently live in Houston, Texas.
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Jill Pesti

Staff Captioner, CVR

I was born and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, which led to a career for many years in the office furniture industry as a project designer/product specification specialist. When the owners retired at the last company I worked for, I decided to make a career change. I trained as a CART captioner and have been providing live transcription for the last four and a half years to various post-secondary, corporate, and conference events. I obtained national certification halfway through my CART career. I love to sit by the lake, go for bike rides, and visit the local eagle’s nest each spring to see their new eaglets.
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Lanora Fairman

Staff Captioner, court reporting degree

A Texas native, I graduated from the Court Reporting Institute of Houston with an associate degree. I have worked as a CART captioner for over ten years and have administered services in diverse settings from high school to college. In one setting, I provided CART services for a law student for four years and am proud to say she passed her exam and is currently a practicing attorney now. I love spending time with my big family.
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