DYAC Board & Advisors
Nicolette is currently the president of DYAC and was the vice president in the last two years and an at-large-member of DYAC for three years.
She is inspired by singing the songs in ASL! One of her favorite verses is Psalm 104:33 NKJV: "I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being." Deaf people are also mentioned in the Bible, which she finds very encouraging. There's much energy in her to welcome everyone to learn about the LORD our God!
Her family was the fifth generation of Jamaican families of SDA, and she was the first American born in her generation. She lives in Maryland with her equally amazing husband. She is the proud mother of five children and two grandchildren.
Hello! I am new to the DYAC board as Vice President. I became an Adventist through my father, and I learned why we should keep the Sabbath and the Ten Commandments.
I am married to my excellent husband, Joshua Piccerillo, and I have three children with another child on the way. We are excited to grow our family.
I am looking forward to being an excellent servant to God. I desire to seek more deaf people to accept Christ as their personal Savior.
I have many favorite verses, but the one verse always reminds me is from Proverbs 31: 29 -30: "Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised"!
Farrah Gooding-Santiago was born deaf into a 2nd generation Adventist family in the Caribbean. She and her parents moved to Canada for education. Eventually, thru John Blake, she was connected to other deaf Adventists across North America, not feeling like the only Adventist in her world. Realizing the importance of outreaching and networking with other families that have deaf/HofH children, she joined DYAC as a Vice-President for two years and currently became a secretary.