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Tennessee Chapter

Welcome to the Tennessee 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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Working with Medical Interpreters, Health Assist Tennessee

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

8 TN members attending the 2014 IMIA Congress in Maryland   Karina Maza 2015 IMIA Interpreter of the Year
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center)

The IMIA is pleased to announce that Dennis L. Caffrey is the IMIA State Chapter Chair for Tennessee. Please feel free to contact him at

Dennis L. Caffrey, TN State Chapter ChairAfter completing a successful career in the United States Air Force, specializing in Latin America, and working as a consultant throughout Latin America, Dennis Caffrey served for 8 years at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. His last position was as the Dean of Students, Administration, and Outreach. Since moving to Middle Tennessee he has been actively engaged in medical interpreting. He is a National Board Certified Medical Interpreter – Spanish. He serves as the Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators (TAPIT). He has been a member of IMIA since 2011 and presently serves as Vice Chair of the Events Committee. Since 2012 he has participated in Emory University’s Physicians Assistant South Georgia Farmworkers Health Care Program, dedicating two weeks of intensive work to provide health care to non-English speaking migrant farm workers and their families. He currently works at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center three days per week and also volunteers two days per week at the Siloam Family Health Center in Nashville. 

The IMIA is pleased to announce that Constantina Fronimos Baldwin is the IMIA State Chapter Vice Chair for Tennessee. Please feel free to contact her at

Constantina Fronimos Baldwin, TN State Chapter Vice Chair Constantina is the Coordinator of Interpreting Services for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee. Originally from Greece, she has lived in Argentina for many years where she completed undergraduate course work at the University of Buenos Aires, School of Communication Sciences. In the summer of 2013 Constantina will be graduating with a BS in Healthcare Management from South University. She has completed Level I and II of the "Hablamos Juntos" Healthcare Interpreter training program. In 2010 she became a Certified Medical Interpreter in the Spanish language. Constantina is a founding member and the current President Elect of the Tennessee Association of Medical Interpreters and Translators (TAMIT), a member of the advisory board for the Working with Interpreters project at the School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, at the University of Memphis, a member of the IMIA, as well as the TAPIT (Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators).

Former Tennessee Chapter Chairs
Cristina Frasier


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