SLIP's leadership is a dynamic mother daughter team.  Spend a few minutes with these two and their passion becomes contagious.  Joanne and Danielle work to keep the end user in mind at all times.  Their dedication to the work they do is obvious! 


Owner / President: Joanne Sharer CI CT SC:L

Born to Deaf parents, Joanne knows first hand the value of access to communication for her Deaf family and friends.  The agency was established by her to give choice to the Deaf community of Pittsburgh.  Joanne has interpreted professionally for 20 years, obtaining numerous RID certifications including the Special Skills Legal Certification (SC:L) in 2005. Joanne currently serves on the ASL/ITP Advisory Board for CCAC, is a Local Test Administrator (LTA) for RID and is a mentor to interpreters. Additionally, Joanne is an active member on a multitude of professional organizations such as the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), Volunteer Agencies Active in a Disaster (VOAD), the Allegheny County Mental Health Disaster and Response Recovery Meeting and serves on the ASTM F43.01 Subcommittee on Language Interpreting. In Joanne's work she is always looking for ways to integrate access to communication. She is a valued partner of the folks with whom she works and puts her heart and soul into everything she does.

Contact her directly at SLIPpresident@gmail.com 



Vice President of Operations: Danielle Filip MBA, NIC-Advanced

** 2021 Pittsburgh Magazine 40 Under 40 Honoree **

Danielle learned to sign as a child, but did not see a career in interpreting until later in life.  After graduating from Washington and Jefferson College with a BA in Business, Danielle aspired to work in the Public Sector as an ADA Coordinator, but later realized private sector was a better fit for her skills.  She then obtained her MBA in Leadership and Organizational Transformation from Chatham University.  During her coursework her peers focused on transformation as something more tangible, while Danielle saw transformation as being cultural.  It was at this time she realized working with the Deaf community was her passion.  Danielle joined SLIP as an office assistant and then worked to become a nationally certified interpreter.  Danielle now serves as VP of Operations, ensuring SLIP remains current in the marketplace.  She also works with businesses on cultural awareness, working with interpreters and the integration of a diverse workforce.  Danielle is the Recording Secretary for ASTM F43.90, Chair of ASTM F43.06 Subcommittee on Captioning and member of the ASTM F43.01 Subcommitte on Language Interpreting, she is an inquisitive mind, a change maker and a leader in the field of interpreting.  Danielle has a pulse on the interpreting field being the eyes and ears of SLIP while attending national conferences and having previously served as the District 2 Representative of PARID.

Contact her directly at SLIPoperations@gmail.com

 Providing reliable, consistent and professional service is more than just a business for these two.  Dedicated to the enhancement of the profession and access of the Deaf community Joanne and Danielle are active on national groups and committees.     

Always ready to answer your questions, and work with you to meet your unique communication needs, you can expect professionalism, quality and genuine interest in getting the job done well when working with SLIP's leadership team, office staff and interpreters!

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