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).

Effective 2018, the National Board is pleased to announce that each of the Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Vietnamese CMI certification programs have been brought together under the same nationally accepted standards and criteria, ensuring that the CMI credentialing in each of our program languages remains the most prestigious offered in the industry. Prior to 2018, the Spanish CMI certificate was subjected to an additional level of NCCA accreditation, but while the National Board remains a member of the Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE), each of the National Board programs have been standardized to ensure the CMI certification in each offered language best meets or exceeds nationally accepted standards, including transparency, inclusion, and access.

 

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 10-12 voting members that include medical interpreters, trainers, health care providers, 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 

Jazmin Manjarrez

Jazmin Manjarrez, CMI-Spanish

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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Ricardo Diaz

Ricardo Diaz-Canedo, MD, CMI-Spanish

Director

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Ana Alza Rodriguez

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

Director

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Xiomara Armas

Xiomara Armas, CMI-Spanish, BBA

Director

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Ana Arguedas

Ana Arguedas, CMI

Director

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Clarissa Laguardia

Clarissa Laguardia, CMI

Director

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Emily Dalerta

Emily Dalerta, CMI - Spanish

Director

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Susan Rullán

Susan Rullán, CMI - Spanish

Director

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Matt Bozone

Matt Bozone, CMI - Spanish

Director

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Ingrid Oseguera

Ingrid Oseguera

Director

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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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