Sheri Farinha for

NAD President 2012


Sheri Farinha is Leadership

Sheri Farinha is taking us to lead NAD!  Yes we can and we will!

About Sheri Ann Farinha

DeafLife Magazine
January 2012

Sheri Farinha was voted Deaf Person of the Year by DeafLife Magazine


2011 - 2013    Appointed by FCC to serve on Emergency Access Advisory Committee
2010 -2012
Board   Secretary, National Association of the Deaf
2009 to present
Co-Chair of   California Stakeholders for ASL & English
Appointed by   the Governor of California to serve on Strategic Planning and   Interoperability committees, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (now   California Emergency Management Agency)
2006 to present
Founder and Chair, National E911 Stakeholder Council
2005 - 2008
Board Member, CPUC Telecommunications Administrative Deaf & Disabled Advisory Board (TADDAC)
2002 to present
Vice Chair; Board of Directors California Coalition of Agencies Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (1993- 2002: CHAIR)
1996 - 1998
Chair, California Department of Education, California Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Education Advisory Task Force
1993 - 1996 Member, Court Interpreter Advisory Panel, Judicial Council of California
1989 - 1991
President, California Association of the Deaf



2011        ADARA, Legislative Award, in recognition of her contributions related to legislative activities that benefit Deaf, late-Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf-Blind Individuals
2009 CSUN, Distinguished Service Award, In Honor of Exemplary National Leadership
2008 Trailblazer of the Year Award, Access for Survivors of Domestic Violence
2008 Exemplary Leadership, Board of Directors, NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
2007 Humanitarian Award, Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2006 Leadership, California Association of the Deaf
2006 Appreciation of Dedication, California Public Utilities Commission
2001 Presidents Citation, California Association of the Deaf
2000 CEO Award, DCARA
1996 Outstanding Advocate, American Society for Deaf Children
1994 Outstanding Leadership, California Educators of the Deaf
1991 Outstanding Contributor, IMPACT, a California organization of  parents of Deaf & HH Children