Hi, my name is Amber Hodson. I have been involved with DeafHope since the beginning in 2003. I am one of the founders. I am a CODA, moved from Los Angeles to the Bay Area way back in 1998 and I love it here, plan to stay always. I am one of the Empowerment Directors at DeafHope and I am excited about the shared leadership model. What does community mean to me? It means supporting and cherishing each other.