About All HANDS IN MOTION®
Welcome to All HANDS IN MOTION.
We focus on communication.
We have been providing communication services to Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Hearing individuals, non-profit organizations, universities, hospitals, law firms, and corporations and social service agencies in the New York City metropolitan area since January 2006.
Janice B. Rimler
Established by Janice B. Rimler, a nationally certified sign language interpreter and nationally certified American Sign Language (ASL) instructor, All HANDS IN MOTION was a natural step into entrepreneurship after seventeen and a half years coordinating interpreters, creating workshops, curriculum, and mentoring at New York City College of Technology/City University of New York (CUNY). Her involvement in the New York City Deaf Community, since 1981 socially and professionally, includes Executive Board member of the New York Deaf Theatre, several Board positions in the local chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NYC METRO R.I.D.) including President; Board member of the New York City chapter of American Sign Language Teachers Association, and volunteering in other areas of the Community.
Although currently "retired" from teaching ASL, Janice taught for more than 23 years with New York Society for the Deaf; private clientele; and for CUNY. With her years of experience as an interpreter, coordinator, instructor, presenter at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally, and through the support of the Deaf Community and her colleagues and mentors, Janice saw All HANDS IN MOTION as a natural segue into consultancy and direct service provision.
Our contractors and employees "favor "one person in the office; Corinne Weisberg, Accounting Coordinator. She is the one who holds the key to the payroll schedule and payments keeping the office running smoothly. A retired educator, Corinne makes sure everything is checked and balanced. She is also a grandma to two adorable little ones.
Studio 504 Coordinator
Lauren Vaicels, a certified interpreter: NIC, makes sure the Community is connected to our Happy Hours from email blasts to co-hosting Happy Hours with Janice. While Lauren has moved on to another job in the world of medical interpreting, she remains in the role of Studio 504 Coordinator. Lauren brings an energy and dedicated focus to our goal of growing and nurturing Studio 504 as we move to include one-time-events to engage our Community in recreational activities.
Coordinator of Transcription Services
Kathryn came to AHiM with a strong background in office management. She has an eye for organization, is detailed oriented, and quickly learned the world of transcription and the juggle of scheduling. While Kathryn doesn't sign, she is Deaf friendly, a defender of social justice. Her oldest daughter, who is a signer, was the link that brought this incredible woman to our staff. Hiring Kathryn brought us our Office Mascot, their family dog.
Lead Coordinator of Interpreting Services/Interpreter
Stage manager, fluent signer, organizer, and ardent supporter of the arts in the Deaf Community, Miriam joined the staff on her favorite holiday~Halloween. She is an adept organizer creating more efficient ways of managing requests from clients and booking contracting interpreters. June 2021, Miriam graduated from the LaGuardia Community College ASL/English Interpreter Education Program and we are taking full advantage of her additional professional skill.
Wyatt is the beloved rescue of Kathryn Thome and family. He is our consistently happiest member of the office, running from room to room to greet, encourage a play break of tug-of-war or "stop what you are doing and pay attention to me!"
Furry, instant smile-reminder: our daily therapy!
Jon joined AHiM during the pandemic. He has a background in business, non-profit fund raising, and community affairs. He and his wife are active in their young children's schools and live locally which means a short walk to the office.
Co- Lead Coordinator of Interpreting Services
Jabrea graduated from the University of Iowa May 2021 with a major in Environmental Planning and minor in American Sign Language. Moving to NYC in July, Jabrea began working with AHiM in August. Fortunately for us, she has worked in the coordinating/scheduling field for 2 years prior to joining AHiM and is a natural coordinating, interacting with clients and interpreters. She continues to develop her ASL skills as part of her professional focus.