The Board of Directors shall have the power and authority to manage the Association’s property and to regulate and govern its affairs, or to delegate the management of property and affairs to a professional management service for a reasonable fee; to determine policies and make modifications within the limits of the Certificate of Incorporation, the Bylaws of the Association and prevailing laws in the State of Alabama; to approve applications for membership; and to devise and carry into execution such measures which, in the judgment of the Board, are necessary and desirable, on behalf of the Association or in furtherance of its purposes and objectives.
The ITAA Board of Directors consists of four members. They are:
President: Kenton Myers, CHI™, CMI-Spanish, ASL/English
Kenton Myers, owner of M&N Language Services, LLC, is a Certified Medical Interpreter for English < > Spanish and also an English < > ASL Interpreter. He holds a B.A. in Spanish and Psychology from Birmingham Southern College and is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. He has worked as a professional interpreter in Alabama for 9 years with experience in various fields including medical, legal, educational, and social services. He currently resides in Hoover, AL where he works as a contract interpreter for several companies throughout the state of Alabama. He is passionate about language access, the advancement of interpretation and translation as a profession, and educating the community on the importance of using qualified, trained, and ultimately certified interpreters and translators.
Interim Vice President: Melissa Fridlin Murrell
Secretary: Mila Baker, CMI-Spanish
A native of Argentina, Maria Baker completed her M.A. in Spanish and TESOL at West Virginia University in 2013. That same year, she began working as a medical and community interpreter and translator, and became enthusiastic about interpreting and interpreter education. In 2014, she accepted a position as lead medical interpreter, serving healthcare facilities in North Alabama. She became a CMI in 2015, and has continued to work to expand access to language services in healthcare facilities, and to raise awareness of LEP patients’ right to these services. Maria has conducted education for healthcare providers to work with interpreters, and participated in planning and delivering company-sponsored workshops for interpreters. She is passionate about professional development for interpreters, participates in conferences as a presenter, and was recently appointed Vice-Chair of the Education Committee at the International Medical Interpreters Association.
Treasurer: Lucy Reyes
Luz Irene Reyes is a Secretary Executive-Bookkeeping, Spanish-English, a native from Mexico, before immigrating to the United States over 30 years ago. She has been an interpreter-translator for over 25 years. Her experience also includes a variety of different areas such as, medical, court, accounting, taxes and notary signing agent. She is working part time as interpreter-translator in Early Intervention & Head Start. She has also been a Master Tax Professional for 11 years for the Hispanic and American communities and she does accounting and bookkeeping consulting for small businesses based on her experience working in the restaurant business office for more than 20 years. She is passionate about helping the Hispanic Community. She is a member of TAPIT, IAPTI and ITAA. Currently she resides in Northport, AL.