As a Child Of a Deaf Adult, Billy credits his love for American Sign Language, serving within the Deaf community, and interpreting to his mother, Debra – who is Deaf. Having earned both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Public Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Billy is currently a doctoral student in the Community College Leadership Program at Morgan State University with plans to establish community colleges throughout Africa.
A staunch advocate for education, Billy has taught extensively over the last fifteen years at a myriad of colleges and universities throughout the United States in the subjects of American Sign Language, Signed Language Systems, and Strategies for Cross-Cultural Communication. As a nationally certified interpreter, Billy currently serves as the President of the District of Columbia Chapter of the National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc. (NAOBI-DC).
Under his leadership, NAOBI-DC has more than doubled membership by instituting an anomalous wide variety of professional development initiatives, workshops, conferences, and integrated community service aimed to enhance the quality and dynamic skill of professional Black interpreters. All of which has culminated in the distinguishing of NAOBI-DC as Washington, DC’s premiere professional development organization for interpreters of culture.
Additionally, Billy is a Communications Consultant with Bridges Consulting; a company he founded fifteen years ago to champion cross-cultural communication through education and empowerment. Aside from living out his passion, Billy loves to spend time with his 18 yr. old son, Donovan, who is a scholar attending the University of Virginia.