Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DVR offers assistance in all aspects related to DVR services for those who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Late-Deafened.

Counselors for the Deaf

The following DVR counselors are able to deliver specialized services. If you live in an area that is not listed below, please contact the Statewide Coordinator of Deaf Services for a referral to the office nearest you.

TTY users may also call Washington Relay Service by dialing 711

Office Counselor Contact Info ASL
Vancouver Lynn Odom photo of counselor Lynn Odom (VP) 360-334-5299
Lynn.Odom@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Seattle Central Ashley Schweiger
photo of counselor Ashley Schweiger

(VP) 206-452-0123

Schweja@dshs.wa.gov

yes
Vancouver Kay Kennedy
photo of counselor Kay Kennedy
(VP) 360-200-6890
Kay.Kennedy@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Lynnwood John Shiels
photo of counselor John Shiels
(V) 425-977-6592
(VP) 425-329-8464
(VP) 1-866-327-1854
John.Shiels@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Puyallup Karen Burke
photo of counselor Karen Burke
(VP) 253-693-2144
Karen.Burke@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Kent Jonah Thompson
image of counselor Jonah Thompson
(VP) 206-452-0039
Jonah.Thompson@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Seattle (North) Michelle McConaghy
photo of counselor Michelle McConaghy
(VP) 206-455-7921
Michelle.McConaghy@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Seattle (North) Joy Armstrong
photo of counselor Joy Armstrong
(VP) 206-330-0855
Joy.Armstrong@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Silverdale Gail Brock
photo of counselor Gail Brock
(TTY) 360-876-7344
Gail.Brock@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Spokane Valerie Davis
photo of counselor Valerie Davis
(VP) 509-464-6127
Valerie.Davis@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Spokane

Michael Fox

image of counselor Michael Fox

(VP) 509-315-2260 yes
Tacoma Don Redford
photo of counselor Don Redford
(VP) 253-292-3552
Don.Redford@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Tumwater Theresa Matteson
photo of counselor Theresa Matteson
(VP) 360-339-7415
Theresa.Matteson@dshs.wa.gov
yes
Tumwater Nancy McCann
photo of counselor Nancy McCann
(VP) (360) 339-7393
Nancy.McCann@dshs.wa.gov
yes

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