The mission of the National Board is to foster improved healthcare outcomes, patient safety, and patient/provider communication, by elevating the standards for and quality of medical interpreting through a nationally recognized and validated certification for medical interpreters.

The CMI certification program is governed by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (National Board), an independent division of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA).
 
The purposes of the National Board are to:
  • Develop, organize, oversee, and promote a national medical interpreter certification program in all languages.
  • Promote patients and providers working with credentialed medical interpreters who have met minimal national standards to provide accurate and safe interpretation.
  • Ensure credibility of national certification by striving to comply with national accreditation standards including transparency, inclusion, and access.
The Board of Directors of the National Board consists of 12 voting members that include medical interpreters, a health care provider, industry representatives, and a public member. Initial Board members were selected by a public process and independent selection committee. Subsequently, Board Directors are recruited through a Nominating Committee process and are elected by the members of the National Board.


Directors

Carlos Martinez-Morales

Carlos Martinez-Morales, BS; CMI-Spanish

Manager Language Services, Intermountain Healthcare, Utah-Idaho

Chair

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Nouria Belmouloud

Nouria Belmouloud BA & MA in English, Linguistics and Literature

Manager, Duke International Patient Services, Durham, North Carolina

Secretary

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Aida Adams

Aida Adams

Director of Language Services, Catholic Charities of Louisville, KY

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Anastasia Antoniou

Anastasia Antoniou

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Ricardo Diaz

Ricardo Diaz-Canedo, MD, CMI-Spanish

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Gi Eun Ho

Gi Eun Ho, CMI-Korean

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Jazmin Manjarrez

Jazmin Manjarrez, CMI-Spanish

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Ana Alza Rodriguez

Ana Alza Rodriguez, CMI/CTP-Spanish, BA Spanish, BSM

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Barry Stratford

Barry Stratford, Esq

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Scott Swanson

Scott Swanson

Language Line Solutions, Monterey, CA

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Graciela Zozaya

Graciela Zozaya, CMI-Spanish

Manager Language Access Services, Harris Health System, Houston, Texas

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Staff

Casita Wild

Casita Wild, MS

Operations Manager

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Beverly North

Beverly North, MS

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Marissa Gearhart

Marissa Gearhart

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Tamarleigh Grenfell

Tamarleigh Grenfell

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Sean Normansell

Sean Normansell

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