Our Mission

Providing those who are deaf and hard of hearing the means to ensure advancement through education, economic security, and good health.

Our Vision

To make a positive change in the lives of those who are deaf and hard of hearing. To support anyone at any age to reach their full potential. To eliminate barriers that are imposed on people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Our Vision

To make a positive change in the lives of those who are deaf and hard of hearing. To support anyone at any age to reach their full potential. To eliminate barriers that are imposed on people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Deaf Action Center is led by members of the communities we serve. Many of our staff are deaf or hard of hearing, making our employees uniquely equipped for the work we do.

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Heather Hughes

Executive Director

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Eric Patterson

Director of Interpreting

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Vacant

Development Director

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Kim Bond

SCOP Coordinator

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Jordan Dicharry

Development and Communications Associate

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Shawn Frazier

Accounting

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Sheila Grady

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist (Fort Worth)

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Roy Jones

Information, Referral, and Assistance Specialist

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Ruth Kirkos

Housing Liaison

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Melissa Kononenko

Primary Scheduler

Leona Michael-Makelfa

Coverage and Support Specialist

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Mai-Lis Meehan

Assistant to the Executive Director

Salerno, R.

Scheduling Manager

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Amanda Tutt

Marketing Coordinator

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Dava Tutt

ASL Instructor

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Bianca Walker

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist (Dallas)

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Michael McLaurin

Board President

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Lisa Wyly

Board Vice President

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Holly Cates

Board Secretary

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Dr. Edward Bart

Board Member

Lauren Drinkard

Board Member

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Dr. IV Mirus

Board Member

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Ryan Sims

Board Member

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Our History

Deaf Action Center has been serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals in North Texas for almost 50 years. Learn more about how our organization started, what we’ve accomplished over the years, and where we are now.