Welcome to the New Hampshire 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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Nashua hospital settles ADA complaint, Lacked interpreter for deaf patient
Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2010/07/23/nashua_hospital_settles_ada_complaint?mode=PF
New England Medical Interpreter Workforce - An Assessment of Training Needs
The IMIA is pleased to announce that Alexandra Baer is the IMIA State Chapter Chair for New Hampshire. To reach her, please email IMIANewHampshire@imiaweb.org.
Alexandra Baer, CMI
Alexandra Baer was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At the age of fourteen (14) she and her family moved to Portugal where she finished High School and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Music with “Distinction” at the Conservatorio de Musica do Porto in 1997.
In 1988, Alexandra came to the United States where she earned her Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Kansas in 1992 and the Equivalent Master’s Degree in Music Therapy in 1997. Alexandra became a Board-Certified Music Therapist in 1999 and she currently holds this certification.
Her interpreting career started in 2001, working with a local agency as well as a freelancer interpreter. Since then, she has gained experience working in both, legal and medical fields. Alexandra has been working with a local interpreting agency from 2006 and she is their quality assurance person as well as the trainer for a 63-hour medical interpreting course. She is the former president of NETIA (New England Trained Interpreters Association).
The IMIA is pleased to announce that Azucena Kapel is the IMIA State Chapter Vice Chair for New Hampshire. Contact NewHampshireVC@imiaweb.org.
I was born and grew up in Honduras where I learned Spanish - my primary language. As a schoolgirl, I enrolled in English classes and studied to be a Bilingual Secretary. At the time I was rebelling against my mother, who had other plans for my future. After graduating from school, I got my first job as a Bilingual Secretary at the Honduran Air Force Training Center. I was then hired by the US military to work for US forces stationed at Soto-Cano Airbase in Honduras. While at Soto Cano, I met and married a US Air Force Officer. We moved to the United States in 1996 and have lived in Ohio, Mississippi, Virginia, and New Hampshire. I started working as an interpreter in 2008 with the Language Bank, a division of New Hampshire Lutheran Social Services. I enjoy the working as an interpreter. It has given me the opportunity to learn about different cultures, and help non-English speakers communicate with medical and legal professionals. I joined IMIA to be part of an institution dedicated to the profession of interpreting. IMEA has helped me meet other interpreters and improve my skills through lifelong learning.
Former New Hampshire State Reps
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Patricia Young-St. Jean
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