Darren Reed is the IMIA Mississippi Chapter ChairFor years, Darren Reed worked as a staff interpreter at a community health center. Recently, he started his own practice as a freelance interpreter, consultant, and coach. He is a nationally certified medical interpreter for Spanish-speakers (NBCMI). He is also an American Sign Language interpreter who is credentialed with a Mississippi Quality Assessment Screening Level II. He graduated summa cum laude from the Hinds Community College Interpreter Training Program. He is also graduated from The Canadian Institute of English and Applied Neuroscience TESOL course. Mr. Reed is cofounder and president of PAMIT, the Professional Association of Mississippi Interpreters and Translators. He is the International Medical Interpreter Association State Chapter Chair Representative for Mississippi. Also, he serves as on the board of the Mississippi Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. He volunteers with and is a member of other professional associations, like Mano a Mano and the National Alliance of Black Interpreters. Mr. Reed is a sought-out speaker and has presented on Medical Interpreting, Cultural Competency, goal setting and self-care. His goal is to become a nationally certified trilingual interpreter. Darren Reed is owner and director of operations of Master Access Solutions and Master Lingo Institute.