Region I Rep: Vernon (Vern) Leon, NIC, BEI Trilingual Advanced
Vern is a CODA born to an American mother and a Puerto Rican father who met while studying at Gallaudet University. Raised in Upstate NY, he moved down to the city to attend college at Baruch College in 2003. He is currently a trilingual interpreter living & working in New York City. He holds current Texas BEI Trilingual certification as well as National Interpreter Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. He is currently working full time as the staff trilingual interpreter/translator, interpreter coordinator, and Spanish family liaison for the New York School for the Deaf. Vern hopes to establish a New York City chapter of Mano a Mano in the near future. In his spare time, Vern is an avid traveler & backpacker and a devoted spectator of stand up comedy.
Vern served as Region I Representative 2015–2017.