Directory

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Kieutram Nguyen
Vietnamese
Languages Spoken: Vietnamese
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MICHELE KERLEGRAND
French, Haitian
Biography:

Michèle is a professional with over 16 years of combined experience in administrative services, broadcasting, communications, client relations, customer service, document translation, media production, medical interpretation, patient care, and project management.  Prior to her current role, Michèle held different roles:

As a Communications Lead and Spokeswoman at the Consulate General of Haiti in Atlanta, she served as the main point of contact for all communications between the Consulate General of Haiti and the Georgia Haitian community, Governor’s office, private/non-profit organizations, local, media and broadcast parties, state and federal entities in Georgia.

As an Independent Contractor in French and Haitian-Creole Medical Interpreter, she provides translation services in the Metro Atlanta area for various agencies/clients with a focus on immigration, community relations and the medical field.

As an independent French and Haitian-Creole medical Interpreter, she provided translation services during the 2010 Haiti earthquake for Doctors Without Borders, the United States Navy, and the United Nation Stabilization Mission in Haiti.

Languages Spoken: French, Haitian
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Diana Ramirez Ptacek
Spanish, French, Italian
Biography: University of Utah BA Political Science and Spanish Brigham Young University International Relations and Spanish Translation Universite de Strasbourg French Studies
Languages Spoken: Spanish, French, Italian
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Serge Turnier
French, Haitian
Biography:

Serge Turnier is a Communications Specialist and Certified Interpreter with over 18 years of experience in communications, public relations, document translation & legal and medical interpretation, media production and project management.

His most recent position as an independent contractor in Haitian Creole Court Interpretation at the Department of Justice's Executive Office of Immigration Review, establishes Serge as a professional linguist with extensive hands on experience in courtrooms and detention facilities all over the US.

As a certified French and Haitian-Creole Legal & Medical Interpreter, Serge provides linguistic services for various agencies/clients with a focus on immigration, civil/criminal courtrooms, detention facilities and medical establishments.

Languages Spoken: French, Haitian
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Vivian Rice
Biography: She joined the college in 1990, first working for the School of Nursing and Department of Surgery, later becoming the Employee Relations Specialist and subsequently a Recruiter for the clinical enterprise. Since then, Vivian has also served as a trained medical interpreter for the health system. In 2005, she developed and established the CLAS department to provide meaningful access to trained medical interpreters for limited English proficient patients. Mrs. Rice graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a concentration in Management from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC. She co-authored the article “Awareness of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services at an Academic Health Center” published in the January-March 2008 and subsequently the article “Progression in Understanding and Implementing the Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Services Standards; Five-Year Follow-up at an Academic Center”, published in the April-June 2013 issue of Health Care Manager Magazine. She is a licensed instructor for the Bridging The Gap medical interpreters training. Vivian was named Vice President for the Medical Interpreter Network of Georgia (MING) in July 2010 to promote equal access to health care services for Limited English Proficient individuals by supporting professional medical interpretation, and by serving as a resource for medical interpreters and providers in the state of Georgia. She has participated in numerous speaking engagements at a local, state, national and international level promoting Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services and Patient and Family Centered Care.
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Christine Mackenzie
Spanish
Languages Spoken: Spanish
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Dana Mirela Oancea
Romanian
Languages Spoken: Romanian
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Barbara Hotz
Spanish
Languages Spoken: Spanish
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Sylvia Sham
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Orlin Marquez
Portuguese, Spanish
Biography:

Orlin Márquez, was born and grew up in Maracaibo, Venezuela. From his late teens to mid twenties, he traveled extensively and lived in Europe for approximately 7 years. He returned to the U.S. in August of 1988 where he completed a BA in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication at Toccoa Falls College in northeastern Georgia.  In 2001, he completed a Masters in Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management at Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. In 2010 Orlin completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and became an RN the same year. Later on, he went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at Vanderbilt University in 2012 and 2016 respectively. 

Orlin started teaching in 1985 when he worked as an ESL instructor in Venezuela and also taught Spanish to U.S. Citizens living in Venezuela at the Centro Venezolano Americano del Zulia. He helped establish a language services department at a level-two trauma center in Elgin, IL and served as a Cross-Cultural Communications instructor for International Teams—a Christian community development organization in Elgin, IL. In 2003, he moved to Atlanta and set up a language services department at Piedmont Hospital (where he worked as Language Services Manager) and was responsible for the LEP program at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital as well. Orlin has been very involved in the area of Medical interpreting and diversity training.  He was certified as a “Bridging the Gap” instructor in 2003 and currently teaches the 60-hour “Healthcare Interpreter Training” course, which is licensed by Link2Spanish Language Services.  From 2005 until 2015 he worked for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in various capacities: language services coordinator, practice manager, staff nurse and nurse practitioner.  He was President of the Medical Interpreter Network of Georgia from 2004 to 2010. In addition, he served as a council member for the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Minority Health Advisory Council from 2006 to 2008. Presently, Orlin works as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Health Center Manager for Premise Health at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Employee Health.  After a brief hiatus from the medical interpreting profession, he is now back, fully engaged with this ever growing community of dedicated professionals.  He lives in Buford, Georgia with his wife Maria and three sons: Jared, Brian and Emmanuel.

 

Languages Spoken: Portuguese, Spanish
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Pilar Figuerola
Spanish
Languages Spoken: Spanish
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