Our People

Signs for Hope is not an adoption agency. We do not collect fees for any of our services and no one receives pay for the services we provide. We are a non-profit ministry, functioning under 501c3 status as approved by the IRS under “charitable” organization. Therefore, all donations are tax deductible.

Board of Directors

Becky Lloyd
Becky Brooks Lloyd

I am hearing, but I have a strong Deaf family heritage. My maternal grandparents were Deaf and so was my aunt.

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Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd

Charles is Becky’s husband of more than 35 years. He is currently serving as the Secretary-Treasurer for Signs for Hope.

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Steve Farmer
Steve Farmer

Steve was born deaf and raised in Maryland. Growing up, he attended a residential school for the deaf, a Christian school, and a public high school.

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Jana Lechner
Jana Lechner

Jana Lechner has a degree in Education from Indiana University teaching K-8. Her passion is lesson planning and an integrated unit style of teaching.

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Vandora Henderson
Vandora Henderson

Vandora Henderson graduated from South Carolina State University with a degree in Child
Development/Early Childhood Education.

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Blaire Johnston
Blaire Johnston

Blaire Johnston has been Charlotte’s Regional Center Manager at the Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing since June 2016.

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Jonathan Walterhouse
Jonathan Walterhouse

Jonathan has worked as a Sign Language interpreter since age 18, yet with both parents being deaf he was acting in that role as a teenager.

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Advisory Board Members

Nann Anderson
Nann Anderson

I am an RN, wife, mother, and child advocate. My husband Sam and I are residents of North Carolina. I’m adopted and our family grew through adoption.

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Liza Bush
Liza Bush

Liza Bush has a deep personal faith, a background in children’s advocacy and a personal love for the Deaf community and American Sign Language.

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Heather Farmer
Heather Farmer
Eric Fleet
Eric Fleet

As a child, Eric Fleet learned the value of access to sign language, to sign language interpreters and to the word of visual communication.

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Grayce Fleet
Grayce Fleet

As a lifelong learner, Grayce Fleet has never stopped broadening her horizons. As a young person she jumped into the Deaf world and has never retreated.

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Yuri Johnston
Yuri Johnston
Judy Sullivan
Judy Sullivan

Judy Sullivan began praying with Becky Lloyd long before Signs for Hope was birthed through the ministry of Moms in Prayer International.

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Michelle Walterhouse
Michelle Walterhouse

Michelle became acquainted with Sign Language as a High School student, when she was introduced to a deaf lady attending her church.

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