Karl Kosiorek, CI/CT
President and Owner
DAS Inc is owned and operated by Mr. Karl Kosiorek, a nationally certified interpreter with over 25 years of experience in the field of community and video-based sign language interpretation. In his more than 18 years of management experience, Mr. Kosiorek has directly managed two of the largest sign language interpreting agencies in the nation and has also previously served as Senior Vice President of a leading national Video Relay Service (VRS) company. Karl has completed an ITP and holds a BS degree in Communication Studies from Towson University; he has also obtained a Masters Degree in Business Management from John Hopkins University and CI and CT certifications from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). Mr. Kosiorek maintains the right balance of respecting the intricate needs of Deaf & hard-of-hearing consumers and those who serve them while being able to effectively manage a business at the same time.
Jennifer Fritz, CT
Director of Personnel and Recruiting
Jen Fritz, is the Director of Personnel and Recruiting. Prior to working with DAS she worked with Snap VRS for nearly 4 years as a Video Interpreter, Project Manager, member of the Scheduling Team and Call Center Manager. Additionally she has worked at Northern Virginia Community College as a Staff Interpreter, Rochester Institute of Technology as a Staff Interpreter and also in the community as a Freelance Interpreter. Jen has been certified since 2004. She holds an AAS degree in ASL-English Interpretation from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from East Carolina University.
Sylvia Imbarlina, NIC Advanced, Ed: K-12
Director of Operations & Special Projects
As Director of Operations, Sylvia oversees the daily functions of the coordination department, ensuring that both client and interpreters receive the utmost professional service and accurate information in a timely fashion. In her previous employment, she had the opportunity to work with various deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals in a myriad of settings and was an Executive Administrative Assistant to a Baltimore-based interpreting agency. Sylvia also hosted workshops and individualized practice sessions to prepare novice interpreters to test for the national certification, in which they all passed. Sylvia is a Sibling of a Deaf Adult (SODA), graduated with a Bachelor’s of Interpretation from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has over a decade of professional interpreting experience, and holds both NIC-Advanced and Ed: K-12 national certifications from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
PJ Carberg, CI/CT
Director of Business Development and Client Relations
PJ Carberg is a nationally certified interpreter who has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of sign language interpretation. Ms. Carberg has extensive management experience having been involved in management at several interpreting companies for over 15 years. During her career, PJ has had experience as a staff interpreter, an independent contractor, a consultant, a supervisor, a trainer, and a number of other prominent roles, with a concentration in the areas of interpreter recruitment and business marketing. PJ currently oversees DAS’ Business Development and Client Relations, fostering business relationships and maintaining a strong connection with clients who depend on us most for quality interpretation and CART services. DAS is fortunate to have someone of PJ’s caliber in this role.
Grace Rupani, NIC
Director of Public Relations
Grace Rupani has quickly become a premiere interpreter in the Metro DC area. She graduated with a degree in ASL/English Interpretation from Bethel College in Indiana, where her career took off. After being a freelance interpreter for some time, Ms. Rupani became the Program Coordinator for a non-profit agency in Michigan, providing mentorship, training and educational outreach for interpreters as well as coordinating interpreting services. Grace relocated to the DC area in 2007 and quickly moved into a management role as a supervisor of interpreters. After joining DAS in 2010, Grace used her graphic design expertise to enhance the overall public image of DAS. Grace has now joined the management team of DAS and is responsible for strategic relationships with stakeholders in the deaf/hard-of-hearing and interpreting communities as well as Quality Assurance.