Registration Deadline: April 3, 2013
UNCG Center for New North Carolinians
ATTN: Susan Chilcott
915 W. Lee St. Suite A
Greensboro, North Carolina 27403
Following receipt of registration form and payment, detailed information to be sent regarding directions and parking.
Please contact Susan Chilcott at 336.256.8617 if you have additional questions.
To familiarize bilingual individuals with professional interpreting techniques, ethics and legal considerations for interpreting in health and social service settings. To begin preparation for interpreter certification
Who Should Attend?
Individuals working as interpreters in health and social service settings, those who wish to work as interpreters in this type of setting and anyone who is regularly serving as a volunteer, contracted or freelance interpreter.
Ability to communicate effectively in English and any other language(s).
Maha Elobeid was born and raised in Khartoum, Sudan. She attended North Carolina A&T State University and graduated with a Master of Science in Agricultural Education & Extension in 1998. She became a Project Management Professional in 2005. She was trained as a professional interpreter when she worked for the Center for New North Carolinians in 2001 and served as an Arabic interpreter for over 8 years. She has conducted cultural competency trainings and presented at conferences and universities around the state of NC. She coordinates programs for community centers in diverse immigrant and refugee communities.
Cynthia Mejia was born and raised in the Dominican Republic until the age of 6. She grew up in Central Florida, attended the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1996. She worked in Child Protective Services as Social Worker for 10 years (6 years in Florida and 4 years in North Carolina). She previously conducted foster parent training. Ms. Mejia served as a Spanish interpreter for over 9 years. She became a member of the AmeriCorps ACCESS Project and taught ESOL for 2 years and then joined the AmeriCorps ACCESS staff where she currently serves as the Project Training Coordinator. Ms. Mejia conducts trainings in cross-cultural competency, professional interpretation, and diversity as well as other fields.
Khouan Rodriguez was born and raised in Luang Prabang, Laos, until the age of 8. She grew up in New York City, attended Manhattanville College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology in 1995. She served as a Laotian interpreter for over 5 years. Ms. Rodriguez has conducted cultural competency trainings and presented at conferences around the US and has been the AmeriCorps ACCESS Director since 2004.
H’Tuyet Joyce was born and raised in the Highlands of Vietnam until the age of 17. She came to the US in 1994 and is a candidate for a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She served two years in the AmeriCorps ACCESS Project and worked in the Immigrant Health ACCESS Project since that time with more than 13 years experience as a professional interpreter in the health and human services field. Ms. Joyce has conducted cultural competency trainings and presented at conferences across North Carolina and is recognized as an expert on Montagnard cultural traditions.
These four staff members of the CNNC were trained and certified as Professional Interpreter Instructors in 2012 with specialized areas related to diverse cultural traditions.