Professional, Certified Interpreter Services, 24/7 Nationwide
Marilyn L. Weber
President & CEO
As CEO, she directly supervises ALL aspects of both, the Interpreting side, and the Video Production side of DIS, ensuring all variables to “Two Worlds / One Voice” are addressed.
Marilyn is a published author, haven written over 30 articles in National Publications specific to Interacting with the Deaf Community in a variety of industries. She has also been featured in numerous Local and National Publications for her work with the Deaf Community and the services DIS provides.
Marilyn has received awards from various organizations recognizing her work and dedication to the Deaf Community, including the National Innovation Award from the Women President’s Organization (WPO); Outstanding Philanthropic Small Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP); the San Antonio Ethics in Business Finalist Award from the City of San Antonio and the Ecumenical Center; Promoting Inclusion and Accessibility Award from the San Antonio Independent Living Services’ (SAILS) 24th Annual Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration- San Antonio; and the ADA Employer of the Year award from the 18th Annual Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration- San Antonio.
She enjoys the outdoors, reading, traveling, and spending time with her beloved family.
John F. Weber
Vice President of Risk & Compliance, COO
As a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) John earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credential, making him Board Certified in Security Management. He was also co-winner of ASIS’s “Excellence in Performance Management” award.
John received his bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College in Communications and Sociology. He then received his Master’s degree from California State University in Social Science and Criminal Justice. John later graduated from San Antonio College Law Enforcement Training Academy and earned his Texas Master Peace Officer license.
John enjoys spending time with family, working out with his wife, and running Obstacle Course Races.
H. Sumner Bowen Sr.
Donna Lea Cantu
Ronald K. Carson II
Judge Marion T. Carson
An accomplished individual, Judge Carson has served as a litigator, counselor and civic speaker. In 2009, he was the recipient of DIS’ “Outstanding Achievement Award.” He has been a gubernatorial appointee, served on multiple planning councils, written various charters and is a director emeritus of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition (rodeo). Judge Carson is also licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and three federal courts.
Dr. Felix Aguilar
Dr. Jenelle Abnett
As a teacher in Baltimore City and Baltimore County school districts, Dr. Abnett worked in both self-contained and inclusion classrooms for grades K-8 and led the special education department as IEP chair and administrative designee, teaching students with a wide range of disabilities and disadvantages. She taught as an adjunct professor at both the Community College of Baltimore County and Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Dr. Abnett has focused her professional interests in the areas of special education, autism, communication disabilities and urban education. She has presented on topics at the Council for Exceptional Children Expo, the diocese of Wilmington Professional Development initiative and for various school systems’ teacher professional development days. Dr. Abnett sits on the board of trustees for Nativity Preparatory School of Wilmington, D.E. and is team chaplain for Neumann University’s roller hockey team.
Dr. Leo Hidalgo
Dr. Hidalgo has worked with the deaf community in different roles for over 24 years. He initially worked as a sign language interpreter followed by a job coach, social worker, and mental health counselor and psychologist for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults. He co-authored a chapter titled, “Counseling Issues for Latino Deaf Individuals and their Families” in the book, “Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups”.
Dr. Hidalgo has worked at the former National Mental Health Institute on Deafness, the National Deaf Academy and, for the last 14 years, at the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Outpatient Mental Health Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. For the last six years, he has continued his contribution to the Hispanic deaf community serving as a trilingual sign language interpreter for a nationwide video relay service.
Peruvian by birth, Dr. Hidalgo is the co-founder of the Foundation for the Rights of Deaf People- Peru (Fundación Pro-Derechos Sordos Perú, FUNDESORP). He has been a guest presenter at conferences in Argentina, Mexico and Peru, and has received awards and accolades for his work expertise and dedication to the deaf community in Peru and South Florida.