Diana Pryntz, Interim Executive Director and Co-founder


Deaf since birth, retired, former Computer Science professor at NTID, Facilitator of Society of Rochester Jewish Deaf, and proud mother of four men and grandmother of one little girl.

Marta Tawney, Co-founder


Marta, Deaf from birth, is from Poland. She has been working for Human Services and other agencies over the years. She is familiar with Deaf culture, identity and American Sign Language. She married Robert Tawney in 2006


Robert Tawney, Co-founder

Robert, Deaf from birth, is from New England. He graduated from Gallaudet University. He has given his heart and soul through his participation in many non-profit organizations within the Deaf community. He is married to Marta.


© 2017 by Diana Pryntz,

Deaf Refugee Advocacy, Interim Executive Director & Co-founder

Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services is the fiduciary for Deaf Refugee Advocacy.

Deaf Refugee Advocacy

POB 10335

Rochester, NY 14610


VP: 585-286-3440

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