Welcome to the Ohio 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.
Dr. John Makary is the IMIA Ohio Chapter Chair
John Makary is the IMIA Representative of Ohio. A licensed physician from Egypt who graduated from Ain Shams University in Cairo, John has worked in Ohio as a medical expert, interpreter trainer, Arabic language consultant and Arabic culture broker. He works for the Dublin City School District. John has presented in many conferences locally and internationally, and serves as an Arabic outreach coordinator at Welcome Warehouse.
In The News
On April 23, 2013, the IMIA gave a successful presentation about “National Certification” at Kent State University located at 800 E Summit St Kent, OH 44240 to the undergraduate and graduate students from Modern & Classical Language Studies department (MCLS). The presentation was delivered by the Vice Chair of the IMIA Ohio State Chapter, Olga Shostachuk.
The Chronicle-Telegram Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:00 AM PDT
COLUMBUS Ohio courts will be required to hire a foreign language or sign language interpreter in some cases, under a new rule adopted by the state Supreme Court. The state's highest court announced Monday that the rule taking effect Jan. 1, 2013 says an interpreter must be paid for if the service is necessary [...]View Full Article
Dr. John Makary (IMIA Ohio State Chapter Chair) in coordination with the Staff of some of the public schools in Ohio was able to create "Informational Community Bulletin Boards" which are Bulletin Boards written in different languages e.g. Arabic, English, Spanish and some Japanese.