Grace Shirk-Emmons

What are the nominee’s experiences?

I have spent most of my years volunteering in many organizations. Lancaster County Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, Deaf Women of Susquehanna Valley, PSAD as board member and as President. Worked with Bike 2020 committee. I am currently PSAD membership secretary. I also cohost The Senior Getaway Event. I was treasurer for 2019 PSAD conference. I am currently treasurer for Senior Citizens Section. 

What are the nominee’s activities in the deaf community?

I am member of Keystone Senior Citizens, PSAD membership Secretary and involved with BIke 2020 committee. I have done alot of volunteering for many different events. Youth Day with PSAD. Helped with several PSAD conferences. Treasurer for Senior Citizens Section of PSAD. I have been a Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf board member for last nine years. I was on ERCHL committee for two years representing PSAD recently. 

What does the nominee volunteer in the deaf community?

Almost all activities I do in deaf community and school is volunteer. 

What are the nominee’s goals to improve PSDAA?

 My wish is PSDAA to be more functional and more supportive to PSD. I want to give back to PSD in a such way that it is truly beneficial to PSD. I spent 12 years at PSD and I had greatly benefited from them. It is time to give back.