Thomas Minch

Advocate, Deaf Services

 |  Phone: 207.766.7111 (VP)

Tommy joined DRM in 2019 as a Civil Rights Advocate in the Deaf Services Program. Prior to that he was the Outreach Coordinator at a Deaf nursing home and he spent 12 years working in the mental health field. Tommy grew up in New Hampshire and attended Gallaudet University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He brings extensive knowledge of the Deaf community – his family, including 12 cousins, are all Deaf. Tommy is a proud uncle to amazing niece and nephew. He is a member of the National Association of the Deaf, is a co-president/parliamentarian for the Maine Association of the Deaf and serves on Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as a board member. He also is a board member for New England Homes for the Deaf, A Deaf/Hard of Hearing nursing home. He is also a Deaf guide for Maine Hands and Voice. In high school, Tommy attended a youth leadership training camp where he discovered that he wanted to advocate and promote social welfare for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind. In his free time, he enjoys going camping, traveling and going on spontaneous trips.