MEET THE BOARD
LENORE BOERNER, PRESIDENT
Lenore Viccari-Boerner is Deaf and was born and raised in New York. She has attended Mill Neck Manor Lutheran School for the Deaf on Long Island, New York. Alumni Rochester Institute of Technology in Business and Gallaudet University. She went on to Graduate school at Stonybrook University with BSW and MSW in Social Work. She is currently taking Educational Leadership at University of North Florida (UNF). She has been teaching ASL since 1985 in New York, Maine and Florida at several university. She holds Master Level ASLTA certification and Professional Education certification with endorsement in teaching ASL. She is currently works at Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, as an ASL Specialist. Her job requires her to work closely with Deaf students and teachers that teach Deaf students. Her current side jobs includes: ASL professor at UNF and Flagler College.
She has attended and graduated “Road to Interpreting” classes in Massachusetts. She has experience as a Deaf interpreter.
IVAN JARAMA, TREASURER
Mr. Ivan Jarama is an American Sign Language instructor at Brandon High School in Brandon, Florida. He is also an adjunct instructor at University of South Florida (USF). He is interested in teaching American Sign Language. Before he became an instructor, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. He also received an Master of Art degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He currently has a Florida Teaching Certification with ASL endorsement.
He has been teaching since 2004. He has taught variety courses at Deaf schools, a community college, and USF. Prior to this position as an ASL instructor, he taught math and science courses to Deaf high school students.
He is profoundly Deaf. He moved to New York City from Ecuador for a better education. His first and native language is ASL. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tv, coaching a basketball team, chatting with friends, and spending time with his family.