Welcome to the Minnesota 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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MINNESOTA CHAPTER CONFERENCE CALLS in 2014
All calls are on Mondays from 4pm- 5pm CST
To get more information about joining one of these conference calls, please contact Tessa Donato, IMIA State Chapter Chair for Minnesota, at IMIAMinnesota@imiaweb.org.
MINNESOTA INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Minnessota Interpreter Bill as of September 19 2014
IMIA Minnesota State Chapter Chair Tessa Donato to deliver IMIA presentation at Minnesota State University, Mankato on November 16, 2012
Minnesota Laws 2008, Chapter 363, Article 17, §2.
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 Mohamad Anwar is the IMIA Minnesota State Chapter Vice Chair.
was born in Egypt. He earned a Master’s degree in science (1995), certificate of Management Fundamentals in Health Care Organizations from the University of Minnesota (2012), and CHI credentials (2012). He taught graduate classes, held different managerial positions in the medical interpreting field, and authored interpreter training materials. Mohamad is a member of the Board of Directors at IMIA, Chair of the Certification Division at IMIA, and a voting member at ATA. Mohamad provides healthcare consulting and training nationwide and volunteers as a language professional at the American Red Cross and the Volunteer Lawyer Network of Minnesota.
The IMIA is pleased to announce that Nataliya Holen is the IMIA Minnesota Twin City Chapter Chair.
Nataliya Holen, BA, CMI
, was born in Ukraine, where she received her BA in English and German and started her interpreting career working on a joint project of the Ukrainian and US governments. When Ms.Holen moved to the United States, she started working as a medical interpreter for Allina Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in Minnesota. Very quickly Nataliya realized the importance of formal professional training for medical interpreters and joined the Program for Translating and Interpreting at the University of Minnesota. She has been interpreting for Allina Health Russian and Ukrainian speaking patients for over ten years now and has become a lead interpreter.
Nataliya has been very active in the interpreting community; she currently serves as a Membership Committee Chair of the Minnesota Interpreting Stakeholder Group (ISG), the organization that works on improving access to spoken language interpreter services.
As one of the first certified medical interpreters in Minnesota, Nataliya is committed to the advancement of professional medical interpreters as the best practice to provide high quality interpreter services to LEP patients.
Former Minnesota Leadership
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Doreen Keepers - Former MN Chapter Vice Chair
>Minnesota State University IMIA presentation 11-16-12
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