Board of Directors

President – vacant

 Vice President – vacant

Secretary – vacant

Treasurer – vacant 

Rali Rodriguez – Outreach Director-at-Large

Ellen Hibbard – Social Director-at-Large

Ellen Hibbard is a student in the PhD programme at Ryerson University in Communications and Culture. Her research and interests are how web-based technology can be used by Deaf people and Sign Language interpreters as well on learning about how to create good ASL videos for vlogging. Her interests also include building and strengthening communication and resources for Deaf and LGBTTIQQ2S communities.

She is profoundly Deaf and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technology Institute of Technology for the Deaf in U.S. in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biotechnology. She also taught science for few years at a Deaf residential school prior to moving to US.

Ellen is also passionate and advocates about cross-cultural understanding for both Hearing and Deaf people. She joined ORAD because she wants to be active in the LGBTTIQQ2S community.


 Positions Available For 2015-2016 Season

Executive Board


Vice President



Director at Larges

Social Director

Events Director

Pride Director

Outreach Director

Vacant Position (new director position) 



ORAD Assistant


volunteer recruiter

newsletter editor

orad web editor

facebook administrator

membership manager

e-distribution manager