Interpreter Graduates

Interpreter training class

60-Hour Extended Basic Medical Interpreter Course

The following interpreters successfully completed the 60-hour Extended Basic Medical Interpreter Training Course. This extended course provided additional opportunities to role-play situations in more settings, including medical and social services, along with more in-depth study of more body systems, and insurance. In completing this portion of the training program, they are qualified to provide interpreter services in the medical and mental health setting, social services and peripheral areas.

This initial program was provided by Highlander Communications, a New York State Department of Labor approved trainer for interpreters. It is structured around the basic guidelines and strategies as set forth by the National Council for Interpreters in Health Care and is the first step toward the training necessary to help prepare for the CCHI National Interpreter Certification.

December 2020 – January 2021 Class

  • Shushan Fitwi — Tigrinya
  • Miraldine Françoise Sadou — French
  • Emil Kambala — French, Lingala, Tshiluba
  • More pending

 

 

 

 

October-November 2020 Class

  • Ruth Rodriguez, Spanish
  • Agoot Jok, Dinka
  • Fartun Ibrahim, Somali/Maay Maay
  • Phoenix Phan, Vietnamese
  • Hiran Khatri, Nepali
  • Amina Sheikh, Swahili, Somali, Arabic,
  • Eugenie Lifesse Botsikela, Lingala, French, Swahili

 

40-Hour Basic Medical Interpreter Course

The following interpreters successfully completed the 40-hour Basic Medical Interpreter Training Course. In completing this portion of the training program, they are qualified to begin to provide interpreter services in the medical and mental health setting and peripheral areas.

This initial program was provided by Highlander Communications, a New York State Department of Labor approved trainer for interpreters. It is structured around the basic guidelines and strategies as set forth by the National Council for Interpreters in Health Care and is the first step toward the training necessary to help prepare for the CCHI National Interpreter Certification.

November 2019 Class

  • Cristina Y. García Ortega, Spanish
  • Erys A. Garay Castillo, Spanish
  • Lourdes Smith, Spanish

October 2019 Class

  • Bahar Mohammed, Arabic, Kurdish, Persian
  • Asima Cejvanovic, Bosnian
  • Miroslawa Banach, Polish
  • Conny Edwards, German

September 2019 Class

  • Soon Taylor, Korean
  • Jingjing Xu Kranek, Mandarin

 

August 2019 Class

  • Ghofran Alfahad, Arabic
  • Kirevu Hassan, Kiswahili, Luganda
  • Hilda Masayi, Swahili
  • Kamala Mishra, Nepali
  • Sophia Joseph, Hindi, Punjabi