About DEAF, Inc.



Of, By, For and With the Deaf

Board of Directors



Ernest Garrett, III Executive Director

Tia Jenice Morris

 Director of

Community Programs

Tony Nitko, MAE

Director of Marketing

James Shearburn

Director of Community Development

Michele Steele

Director of Finance

Dedicated Staff

Emily Adcock


Jennifer Bevell

Interpreter Coordinator

Amber Brown

Manager of Interpreting Services

Leslie Brown

Interpreter Coordinator

Thomas Green

Community Engagement Coordinator

Christopher Ludvigsen

Office Manager

Julie McMaster


Annette Nitko

Support Group Coordinator

Jason Roberts

Video Producer

Katie Roberts


Devon Whitmore

Community Advocate

Candace Woodside


Career Opportunities

Start or enhance your career path with DEAF, Inc. Be affiliated with the only organization in St. Louis Metro that completely supports and benefits the Deaf Community! Be a part of an organization that nurtures your career and appreciates you. Below is a list of job openings that we have available. Your future with DEAF, Inc. begins today.




If interested, please submit a cover letter, completed DEAF, Inc. Application (doc) and a resume.  Send the contents to careers(at)deafinc.org for consideration.

Independent Contractor Opportunities


DEAF, Inc. is seeking certified and qualified interpreters to work with us as independent contractors. If you are interested in working with DEAF, Inc., please click the link below to submit a request for more information.





Internship Opportunities

DEAF, Inc. is always offering internship opportunities.  Individuals (both deaf/hard of hearing and hearing) will receive unique hands-on experience and incorporate academic knowledge into the professional in non-profit social services.  Your internship will help strengthen your work ethic, improve your resume as you work for our organization to increase your career choices.  To be considered for an internship with DEAF, Inc., please download, fill out the Internship Application and send to DEAF, Inc. at careers(at)deafinc.org. To apply, please download the application: Internship Application(PDF)


Contact us for more information:


Email: Click here.

Phone: (314) 714-6400

Fax: (314) 266-7427

Future Opportunities

If you wish to be considered for future positions, or to otherwise become involved in our mission, please feel free to forward your resume and cover letter to us. Please indicate in your letter the kind of assistance you want to provide, your salary requirements, and your contact information.


To apply, please download application: Employment Application(PDF)

Annual Reports

DEAF, Inc. is committed to transparency and accountability at all levels, including how and where grants and donations to the organization support our programs and services. Please take a moment to browse our annual reports.


Annual Reports

• DEAF, Inc. Annual Report 2016 [online] [pdf]

• DEAF, Inc. Annual Report 2015 [online] [pdf]

• DEAF, Inc. Annual Report 2014 [online] [pdf]


IRS Form 990

• 2016 [pdf]

• 2015 [pdf]

• 2014 [pdf]




Make a Donation

Did you know that your gift does much more than help deaf and hard of hearing people overcome their communication barriers, enabling them to become productive members of the mainstreamed community?


Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.'s mission is to provide a diverse and affordable program of educational and supportive services designed to address communication problems experienced by children and adults who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and serve as an information and referral source for this population and the general public.


There are many ways you can gift to DEAF, Inc.   Rest assured, our donation system’s security measures keep your personal information safe.






In advance, we thank you for your support. With it, DEAF, Inc. is transforming many

lives of deaf and/or hard of hearing individuals and their families.







Phone/VP: (314) 714-6400

FAX: (314) 266-7427

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Phone: (314) 968-8868

Toll Free: (888) 898-3323

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