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Rhode Island Chapter

Welcome to the Rhode Island 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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IMIA Rhode Island Chapter

In addition to the IMIA objectives, to serve the local Rhode Island medical interpreters regarding all professional needs. This Chapter also wants to provide orientation and training of new medical interpreters entering the field of interpretation in Rhode Island.

*  Promote the advancement of the medical interpreting profession in RI
*  To embrace all the medical interpreters in the state of RI
*  To serve as a regional IMIA contact entity
*  Provide updated information and news regarding the medical interpreting profession
*  To empower interpreters
*  To get feedback from medical interpreters 
*  Bring guest speakers and do related workshops in RI
*  To advocate for the LEP population in RI and confirm that all hospitals in the state are following the mandated state law (to have medical interpreters available to non-English speaking patient at all times)
*  Promote continuing education classes to improve and enhance the profession
*  Quality improvement programs for interpreters
*  Work with RI DHS around regulations and legislation
*  Work with state labor agencies to promote the employment of qualified competent interpreters in all fields (medical, legal, business, conference)
*  To act as an advertising/promotional entity that develops and promotes the profession as a bona fide profession.
*  To have a category for this profession in the local employment agencies, national agencies, and other hiring institution/agencies
*  Offer trainings on How to work with Interpreters to all RI's hospitals, Emergency Rooms, Health Centers, Nursing Homes and others
*  Sponsor trainings such as Network Omni's Caring with CLAS in RI
*  Do provider outreach in RI to engage other health care professionals with our work

Rhode Island Hospital Association

New England Translators Association

Language Access: United States Department of Justice Language Access informative presentation, please click on the link below to view.


The IMIA is pleased to announce that Carolyn Campos is the IMIA State Chapter Chair for Rhode Island. To reach her please email

IMIA RI RepresentativeCarolyn Campos is the Executive Office & Interpreting Division Manager of Horton Interpreting Services Inc.  Ms. Campos is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the interpreting services, supervising interpreters and scheduling staff.  Ms. Campos holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala. Since 2001 Ms. Campos has been involved in the health/medical field in the state of Rhode Island in various roles: first as Community Health Worker (CHW) conducting outreach and health education among the Latino community, then as Health Programs Director in charge of overseeing the health programming at a Community Based-Organization serving Latinos and other immigrants, and currently working as Executive Office Manager for one of the largest interpreting services companies in Rhode Island. She is the co-founder of the Latino Cancer Control Task Force and has been involved with the Community Health Innovations of Rhode Island as a facilitator of the Community Health Workers Curriculum.

Ms. Campos has received the following awards:
• 2010:  “Excellent Award for International Women’s Day” awarded by Latina 100.3FM.
• 2009:  “Hispanic Contribution Day at RI Awardee”. 
• 2008: “Extraordinary Woman Award in Community Involvement” from the RI Extraordinary Woman Association.
• 2007:  The “NCLR Health Affiliate of the Year” by The National Council of La Raza.


Vice Chair Position Vacant

Responsibilities of Vice-Chair:
To assist the chair in all the tasks listed for chair as required, including chairing a meeting for the chapter should the chair not be able to attend.
Qualifications: Same as Chair

To Apply Please See Requirements for IMIA Representation:

Please Note:
Only one letter of recommendation is required for vice-chairs, not two.

Former Rhode Island State Chapter Chairs
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Isabel Mendes-Connor

Additional Documents

>Rhode Island Legislation Regarding Medical Interpreters

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