Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


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Judie Husted Memorial 

WSRID Member of the Year

Dedication • Mentoring • Service • Involvement

The Judie Husted Member of the Year Award is presented to a WSRID member who reflects the character traits and commitment to our organization as displayed by the award's namesake. Those traits include dedication, mentoring, service, and involvement to better our organization and support colleagues. 


1987: Karen Carlson • 1988: Flo Cates • 1989: Shelly Austin • 1990: Bobbie McGee

1991: Nancy Darigol • 1992: Judie Husted • 1993: Brenda Haskins • 1994: Katrina Jarman

1995: Beth Schoenberg • 1996: Sally Hillebrandt • 1997: Francie Sorenson • 1998: Verna Siegal

1999: Christopher Grooms • 2000: Catherine Kettrick • 2001: Laura Petersen • 2002: Joey Graff

2003: Anne Del Vecchio • 2004: Susan Switzer • 2005: Vikki Royal • 2006: Kerri Burch

2007: Jeff Wildenstein • 2008: Ellie Savidge • 2009: Kathleen Morris • 2010: Dawn McKenna

2011: Christy Jobe • 2012: Jarren Kinch • 2013: Theresa Smith • 2014: Elizabeth Bass

2015: JoAnna Ball Smith • 2016: Laurie Reinhardt • 2017: Lynne Lumsden • 2018: Caroline Allen

2019: Anna Mansell Karagiannis


Do you know a WSRID member you feel exemplifies dedication to our professions... NOMINATE

It is helpful to the election committee if nominations are submitted in the form of a paragraph or letter outlining reasons why a person should receive this award, rather than submitting only a name for nomination.



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Theresa B. Smith 

Distinguished Service Award

An award WSRID gives to express its deep appreciation for dedication, inspiration, and vision, as well as many other contributions to the organization and the profession. Named after Theresa B. Smith, CSC, PhD has served WSRID as an active member since WSRID’s founding in 1968, serving as board member, mentor, and conscience of the organization.


2008: Theresa Smith • 2014: Whitney Hill

2015: Eloisa Williams • 2019: Paul Glaser


Do you know a WSRID member you feel exemplifies dedication to our professions... NOMINATE

It is helpful to the election committee if nominations are submitted in the form of a paragraph or letter outlining reasons why a person should receive this award, rather than submitting only a name for nomination.


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