CommuniTEAs: Virginia Moore
CommuniTEAs: A conversation with Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virginia Moore.
Sponsor: The Lewis Honors College Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Topic: Moore will discuss her work with KCDHH and Gov. Andy Beshear.
Virginia L. Moore, Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH), has worked in partnership with the deaf and hard of hearing community all her life. Born into a strong deaf family, her work ethic and values have been shaped by this community’s culture and language. Ms. Moore graduated from Indiana State University and holds the highest level of interpreter certification from the National Association of the Deaf as well as the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf National Interpreter Certification.
Virginia has worked at KCDHH since 1995 and has served in many capacities. As the current Executive Director, she has witnessed many innovative changes including the expansion of the statewide program to provide specialized telecommunication devices and the implementation of the Access Center, which coordinates interpreting and CART captioning services for all state agencies. She also continues to be instrumental in hosting DeaFestival-Kentucky. As a professional interpreter, Virginia has provided services for the USA Deaf Sports Federation, the United States Deaflympic Committee and the Kellogg Foundation and is currently interpreting for Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 press conferences.