Welcome to the Arkansas Chapter of the IMIA. The IMIA's goal is for all IMIA Chapters to flourish to meet all the needs of the members of each region. While the IMIA is international it believes in the 'Think Global, Act Local' motto. We will have periodic conference calls to allow members in this region to network and find ways to advance the profession together in the region. Please email your representative with ideas, issues, and topics that you think should be discussed. The IMIA believes that organizing an IMIA Symposium each year in each state should be a key goal of the Chapter. If you are willing to volunteer to assist, please let your representative know.
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ARKANSAS INFORMATION & RESOURCESArkansas Hospital Association http://www.arkhospitals.org/
The IMIA is pleased to announce that Chris Williams is the IMIA State Chapter Chair for Arkansas.
Please feel free to contact him at IMIAArkansas@imiaweb.org
Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, I became interested in learning Spanish in high school. My Spanish teacher was dynamic and inspiring and she took our class on a study trip to Mexico. Since then, the Spanish language, Spanish-speaking people, and their history and culture have been a theme in my life. During my education, I spent a semester in Spain and earned a PhD in Latin American Studies. Later, I taught university courses in Latin American history and politics, and then worked for the US Government as a political analyst, linguist, and manager, spending six years posted to Latin American countries. Since retirement, I have volunteered and worked in paid positions as a medical interpreter, and earned the designation of Certified Medical Interpreter. I continue to derive satisfaction from medical interpretation because I love working with Spanish and because I see that this kind of work fulfills a need by allowing the fastest growing segment of our population to communicate safely and accurately with their healthcare providers.
State Vice Chair Position Vacant
To Apply Please See Requirements for IMIA Representation:
Only one letter of recommendation is required for vice-chairs, not two.
Loss In the IMIA Family:
Dec. 20, 2011
Angelina Levitskaya, IMIA Representative for Arkansas, passed away December 20, at age 64. Angelina helped develop the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters certification exam as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), and served on the Testing committee. She was an energetic and determined advocate for medical interpreting standardization. "It is indeed very sad and unexpected to learn the news of her death. She would have wanted us to continue full steam ahead with our certification program. She was one of the original IMIA state reps and was there from the beginning in the process of making medical interpreters certification a reality." Dr. Alvaro Vergara, Director National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.
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