• ATIF Year VI

    One week shy of ATIF’s fifth anniversary, the Board announced the appointment of an Interim Board to lead the Association in 2015.

    Giovanna Lester and Daniela Guanipa will take the helm of ATIF from January 1 through December 31, assisted by Maria Mallarino, Emmy Prieto, Dianna McCrary, Sylvia Korwek and Carmen Sáenz. You can learn more about our new Board by visiting our website (www.atifonline.org), under About/Board.

    The Interim Board was appointed to get ATIF ready for this year's elections, lead the organization back to its original Business Plan by aligning its growth, market reality and membership expectations, to receive the 56th ATA Annual Conference in style, among other things. The Interim Board has a one year term. Its members are veterans, former board members, as well as new individuals. The mix is intended to ensure continuity and insert new perspectives into our work.

    We believe in ATIF. We count on your vote of confidence and support of our Interim Board. ATIF’s commitment to its membership is reflected in the actions we take to ensure that the best interest of the members remains our main focus.

    ATIF Interim Board

  • Int’l Medical Interpreters Association & ATIF

    "It is great for Florida.

    I hope that the IMIA and ATIF can work side by side in a collaborative way so that each promote each other's work and IMIA can serve as a resource to ATIF members that specialize in medical interpreting just as ATIF can serve as a resource to IMIA Florida members that want to broaden their horizons. Our call will be for all our FL members to support and join the only state association ATIF and we hope that ATIF will encourage their medical interpreter members to join IMIA which is the only national trade association for medical interpreters."

    Izabel Arocha, IMIA President, February 2010

  • Florida Int’l University & ATIF

    "Be advised that Florida International University, through its T&I Program, recognizes, endorses, supports, and commends ATIF and its devoted volunteers for their continuing effort in assuring that our profession continues to have much-needed organizational representation."

    Eric Camayd-Freixas, FIU Modern Languages Department, December 2009

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Thematic Third Thursday

Last Thursday was our traditional  T&I gathering in Broward.  It was a special evening as we celebrated our one-year anniversary at Bona Café in Wiltons Manors.  As usual, we enjoyed great food and conversation with colleagues.

We discussed several issues including:

  • Promoting our profession and getting more jobs through ATIF!
  • Making our gatherings more productive
  • Future articles/sections in our newsletter
  • Future workshops

After such a productive discussion, we wanted to put some of our ideas into practice.  To celebrate this one-year anniversary, the chair of the Broward Social Committee, Edith Oliva, will write an article about Third Thursdays to be published in our next issue of Speaking Out!, coming out in May.

Also, we will hold our first Thematic Third Thursday next month, on May 16.   We want to hold a discussion focused on one topic that is interesting for attendees. Possible topics are: English idioms, work-related anecdotes, ideas to improve productivity, running your own business.  Feel free to suggest ideas for our next gathering through Facebook or via email. We will let you know the ideas we received in our next announcement.  Stay tuned.

We look forward to seeing you at our next gathering and bringing our profession forward, together.

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