Fellowship of the Association
Fellowship of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters is awarded for valuable and extraordinary commitment to the Association or the profession.
RECORD OF FASLIs AWARDED
2016: David Wolfenden
For his longstanding commitment to the profession and the Association, having acted as an ambassador for both, nationally and internationally.
This is demostrated in the regional and national positions to which David has given his time and energy, and in highly valued mentoring, training and supervisory roles that he continuesto offer to fellow interpreters.
2015: Linda Duncan
For her longstanding commitment to the Association, and her work in ensuring that the Scottish interpreters network became recognised as an ASLI region.
2014: Darren Townsend-Handscomb
For longstanding contributions to the profession, offering training, advice, support and guidance to interpreters over the years, as well as leading on a project to develop sign language interpreting services in Gambia. In particular, the Association recognises the time, energy and extraordinary commitment that Darren has put into establishing and maintaining the deafatw website, an invaluable resource for interpreters and Deaf professionals.
2014: Jules Dickinson
For the extraordinary commitment that Jules has shown to the profession over the years as researcher, lecturer, trainer, and mentor, using her intellect and passion to develop individual interpreters and the profession as a whole. Her unstinting contributions to ASLI as a member of the Access to Work group and Board Director are demonstrated not just in the sheer amount of time and energy given, but in her ability to ‘stand up and say what needs to be said’.
2013: Karen Newby
For her longstanding commitment to the profession and the Association, acting as an ambassador for both.
2012: Gill Behenna
For her self-less work in interpreting and beyond. She is best known for founding Signs of God, an organisation bettering Deaf access in Christian settings, including training interpreters, developing BSL resources and providing information. She is also a trustee of a Deaf charity and a Deaf school governor. Gill has worked at ASLI for many years at both regional and national level and is a worthy receipient of the FASLI award.
2011: Elvire Roberts
For her unwavering commitment to the profession as a whole and for her work as an ‘ambassador’ for ASLI.
This is demonstrated in her ‘leading by example’ and her continuous support of the region, and interpreters nationally, through her training and development work.
2011: Jackie Griffiths
For her continuous active support of ASLI, her region and fellow interpreters.
This is demonstrated in her extensive work in helping to develop the Association, her work as a mentor, and the support and advice she gives to fellow interpreters at all levels of their careers.
2010: Dr. Christopher Stone
For his outstanding contribution to interpreters, our clients and the profession through his long serving commitment on the Association's Executive Committee and for his continued work in the field of research and training.
2008: Roger Beeson
For long term and sustained dedication to the interpreting profession generally and for his commitment in facilitating communication, awareness and information exchanges whilst continuing to challenge preconceptions, both within ASLI and externally
2007: Nigel Cleaver
For his valuable and extraordinary dedication to the Association through his work on the National Executive Committee; in particular for his involvement in representing the Association’s role externally and in establishing the Association’s Professional Development Programme.
2007: Zane Hema
For his valuable and extraordinary commitment to the Association through his work on the National Executive Committee; in particular his inspirational leadership and ongoing commitment to raising the profile of the Association and establishing its international contribution
2006: Granville Tate
For his consistent and outstanding commitment to furthering the work of the Association over many years at local and national levels, and for his contribution to the profession, particularly within the Education domain. Lapsed 2010
2004: Pauline Ridgeway
For her outstanding contribution to the Association, its members and the profession. Lapsed 2010
2003: Peter Llewellyn-Jones
For his support of the Association, his long standing commitment to the profession and for his exceptional work in the field of the education and training of Sign Language Interpreters.
2003: Pádraigín Ní Rághillíg (formerly known as Pat O’Reilly)
For her outstanding commitment and dedication to the Association and the profession, in particular her work on the Association’s Executive Committee which has done so much to move ASLI and profession forward. Lapsed 2010
2001: Helen Shirley
For her contribution to the Association, as Membership Secretary and Treasurer over many years.
2000: Byron Campbell
For his outstanding contribution to the Association, its members, and the profession, and for his work as a tutor and mentor to student interpreters.
2000: Trudy Field
For her outstanding contribution to the Association, its members, and the profession, and for her work promoting teaching and inspiring interpreters in the field of religious interpreting.
2000: Gloria Ogborn
For her wholehearted commitment to the Association as past national Chair, and for her outstanding work in developing awareness within the legal system.