Board of Directors

Gina D'Amore

Board Member

Gina D’Amore is the Chief Executive Officer at Mid-Atlantic Interpreting Group, Inc., an SBA 8(a) company. Gina has grown her business to over $4 million, and grew up in both Erie, PA and Houston, Texas in an entrepreneurial environment as she witnessed her families run different businesses. She resides in Maryland, has a son, and also works as a Certified Deaf Interpreter in her goal to provide the best to the Deaf community when it comes to interpreting services.

Michael Pimentel

Board Member

Michael Pimentel is the Chief Executive Officer of Heart Cruises, LLC, which specializes in cruises, land tours, and all-inclusive resorts all around the world. Michael grew up in the Navy living in Tennessee, Virginia and Massachusetts but mostly growing up in California. He graduated from De Anza College majoring in Liberal Arts and minoring in Computer Science/Graphic Arts. He was also a world-class professional sports photographer for 17+ years and his photos were published in Sports Illustrated and ESPN Magazines. Michael is passionate about international travel and has visited 70+ countries. He also launched Blue Wolf Branding with his wife, and resides in Union City, California, with his family of six children.

Evan Winegard

Board Member

Evan Winegard is a C-Level executive extensive experience working with private for-profit and public not-for-profit companies of various sizes ranging from startups to $50MM+. Evan currently serves as the CFO/LFO of several organizations including Abstract CFO, CHILMARKeting, and TRUE+WAY ASL. A NYC true-blood, Evan is excited about his next endeavor as a Franchisee for Xpresso Delight in the Greater Austin area where as a transplanted Austinite, Evan currently lives with his wife and children, who attend Texas School for the Deaf.

Jared Allebest

Board Member

Jared Allebest is the Chief Executive Officer of Allebest Law Group PLLC, a solo practitioner with legal experience in business law, estate planning, discrimination litigation, and advocacy. Jared is licensed to practice law in Arizona, California, and Utah. He previously served as the Chairman for Loop Utah, an ongoing advocacy campaign dedicated to educating those in Utah about the benefits of hearing loop technology, and previously served as the chair of Advisory Council for the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind.

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