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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TENNESSEE INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health - J. Nadine Gracia, MD
Working with Medical Interpreters, Health Assist Tennessee
The IMIA is pleased to announce that Cristina Frasier is the IMIA State Chapter Chair for Tennessee. Please feel free to contact her at IMIATennessee@imiaweb.org.
Cristina Frasier came to US in 2001 from Argentina, her native country. She became a nurse and a surgical technician and from 1991 to 2001 she worked at a local hospital in her native town in those two roles. At the end of 2001 she made US her adoptive country.
After working in several fields in Florida, she decided to go back to her origins, returning to the medical field, this time embracing her bilingualism and the knowledge of medical terminology. In 2007 after moving to Tennessee, she started the process of becoming a professional interpreter. She began interpreting as a freelancer for schools, workers compensations companies, and medical facilities. She created Tennessee International Language Services, which presently services the interpreter needs of Sumner County School System. In 2009 she became a full time interpreter at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In January of 2012 she was chosen as the interim supervisor of Interpreter Services at VUMC and, in April of that same year, she was formally promoted to the supervisor position.
Cristina Frasier is a Certified Medical Interpreter and registered Court interpreter. She was recently awarded the first prize in the IMIA 2013 essay contest.
State Vice Chair Position Vacant
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