Karl Kosiorek, CI/CT
President and Owner
DAS is owned and operated by Mr. Karl Kosiorek, a nationally certified sign language interpreter with over 30 years of experience in the field who has extensive experience in both community interpreting and VRS. In his almost 30 years of management , 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 VRS company. Karl completed an Interpreter Training Program in Baltimore, MD; holds a BS degree in Communication Studies from Towson University; and obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Management from John Hopkins University. He holds both 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.
PJ Carberg, CI/CT
Director of Business Development and Client Relations
PJ Carberg is a nationally certified sign language interpreter who has nearly 25 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 20 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.
Kelli Grant, CI/CT
Director of Resources
Kelli Grant graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Rhetoric & Communications and African- American Studies. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ms. Grant also graduated from the Community College of Philadelphia with an Associate’s Degree in Interpreting in 1997 and has been interpreting professionally ever since. Kelli is a seasoned interpreter with a long history of exceptional professionalism and leadership in the field. Kelli will take primary responsibility for supporting staff interpreters, freelancers and captionists in the quality work they do every day. She will also take the lead on managing, hiring, and recruiting all resources, while also ensuring DAS is on the cutting edge in benefits and compensation.
Jill Owens is a distinguished RID Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) with more than 15 years of experience in serving Deaf, hard-of-hearing and Deaf Blind communities nationally and internationally. Ms. Owens is an alumna of Gallaudet University, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. As the Director of Consumer Relations and Quality Assurance, Jill is responsible for promoting and maintaining strong relationships between consumers of our service and the company. She is also responsible for Quality Assurance, ensuring the highest standards in communication access by effectively matching interpreter skill sets to consumer needs. Jill was the former Miss Deaf Georgia, served as the US Olympics awards ceremony coordinator, and a former NAD delegate.