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interpreter for the deaf

Donnajo Benefield, American interpreter for the deaf. Certified teacher, Alabama; certified Georgia interpreter/quality assurance level III. Recipient Director's award Atlanta Service Center, 1989, 90, certified Appreciation Atlanta Federal Executive Board, 1990.

Background

Benefield, Donnajo was born on January 8, 1961 in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Abraham and Shirley Sue (Mobley) Benefield.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, University Montevallo, 1985. Postgraduate, University Montevallo, since 1987.

Career

United States-2 missionary to the deaf, Crussell-Freeman Church of the Deaf, Atlanta, 1985-1987;week manager, Benefield Foster Home for Mentally Retarded, Huntsville, Alabama, 1987-1988;interpreter for the deaf, Elkins Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1987-1988;interpreter for the deaf, Internal Revenue Service Atlanta Svc. Center, since 1988;interpreter for the deaf, Georgia Interpreting Superior vena cava syndrome Network, Atlanta, since 1990;instructor sign language, Dekalb College, Atlanta, since 1994. Camp counselor Opportunity Center for Retarded Citizens, Huntsville, 1975-1980.

Gymnastics instructor Young Men’s Christian Association, Huntsville, 1980-1981. Head gymnastics coash S.R. Butler High School, Huntsville, 1981-1982. Summer missionary tothe deaf, Alabama Baptist Association, Newport News, Virginia, 1982, Home Mission Board of Southern Baptist Convention, Dallas, 1983, Alabama Baptist Convention, Birmingham, 1984.

Director counselors Opportunity Center for Retarded Citizens, Huntsville, 1985. Special olympics and sports camps counselor U. Alabama, 1985.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Alabama. Certified Georgia interpreter/quality assurance level III.

Religion

Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

Politics

Churches should be urged to demonstrate their heart for racial reconciliation by seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity in church staff roles, leadership positions, and church membership.

Views

Libelous language with regard to nationality, ethnic background, sexuality or gender does not assess the value of individual and contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Membership

Member Board Opinions, Georgia Relay Center, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Atlanta, since 1993. Member Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (committee member), Georgia Association of Deaf, Georgia Council for Hearing Impaired, National Association Deaf, American Sign Language Teachers Association, Shatter Silence Deaf Awareness Committee (interpreter Atlanta, since 1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sports, working out, bird watching and feeding, bowling, reading.

Connections

father:
Abraham Benefield

mother:
Shirley Sue (Mobley) Benefield