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November  13, 2008                                            

Contact: Michele Roseman
Phone:   301- 589-3786 or
E-mail:   [email protected]

Neil McDevitt, the Program Director of the Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN),  announced that Michele Roseman is the new Outreach Coordinator for CEPIN.  In this capacity, Mrs. Roseman will raise awareness about CEPIN’s self-paced, Web based training for special needs and emergency management communities at the community, state and national levels.

“I look forward to working with Mrs. Roseman as CEPIN continues to make inroads within the special needs and emergency management communities. Her background and years of experience will prove to be invaluable to our worthwhile efforts,” Mr. McDevitt said.

Mrs. Roseman joins CEPIN from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF), where she provided editorial and media management services. Prior to joining CBCF, she worked on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) to heighten awareness within the Arab-Muslim community about CRCL’s missions. Her singular efforts resulted in CRCL receiving an unprecedented level of media attention from the Arab-Muslim, national and local news outlets.

“This project is a great opportunity for TDI to reach out and educate people who serve their communities with distinction such as state and local government officials and emergency managers,” says Claude Stout, executive director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), CEPIN’s parent organization.  Mr. Stout adds, “Ultimately, it is the diverse population of people with special needs throughout America that stand to benefit from Michele’s hard work.”

In her 18 years of industry experience, Mrs. Roseman has provided editorial and proposal writing; translation/interpretation services; and speech writing to a wide array of corporate and Federal government entities.

She earned her bachelor's degree from Bucknell University and her master's degree from American University. The native New Yorker is conversationally fluent in Spanish and resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with her husband, Kyle.



About CEPIN: The CEPIN Project is coordinated by Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded TDI nearly $3 million to develop model community education programs for emergency responders and special needs populations.   For more information about CEPIN, visit

About TDI:  TDI is a membership organization that promotes equal access to telecommunications, media, and information technology for 31 million Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing. TDI educates and encourages consumer involvement regarding legal rights regarding access to technology; provides technical assistance and consultation to industry, associations, and individuals; encourages accessible applications of existing and emerging technologies in all sectors of the community; advises on and promotes the uniformity of standards for technologies; works in collaboration with other deaf and disability organizations, government, industry, and academia; develops and advocates national policies that support accessibility issues; and publishes TDI World quarterly magazine, TDI Briefs newsletter, and the annual TDI National Directory & Resource Guide or the Blue Book.   For more information or to become a member or subscriber, go to

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