Linda is an interpreter at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She was formerly the Executive Director and then the Certification and Testing Director for the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. She was the former Director of Language Interpretive Services at Grady Health System in Atlanta. Linda is a proud member of MING and the IMIA, and has worked for 40 years as an interpreter, trainer and educator. She is an advocate for the continuing development of the medical interpreting profession and is passionate about issues related to equal access to healthcare. Linda has lived and worked in Spain, Brazil and Mexico and was a former Gulbenkian scholar in Lisbon, Portugal. She was given the “Spirit of the Field” award at the 3rd Annual National Medical Interpreter Certification Forum in Denver in 2009.