Committees

Below is a list of current ITAA Committees. We are always looking for members interesting in helping advance the goals of the committees. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Committee Chair.

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Membership Committee

Chairperson: Ludy Sanderson
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Co-Chair: Amanda  Vazquez Henson
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The Membership Committee is active when the board identifies a membership-related issue or special project that requires discussion, research and recommendations for changes to association membership business (such as a dues structure change, addition of a new member category, etc.). The committee works closely with the Community Presence/Outreach Committee to promote the benefits of membership and identify important issues to members. Develops and implements an annual campaign to recruit and retain ITAA members.

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Education Committee

Chairperson: Kamilah Torres
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Co-Chair: Eva Cabrera
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The purpose of the Education Committee is to provide current information on educational opportunities available to the interpreting or translation professional; and the training of new members regarding ethics, bylaws, technology, professionalism and whatever other pertinent information is deemed necessary which will provide those members with the opportunity to achieve the level of knowledge and skill necessary to serve the public with competence and professionalism.

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Conference Committee

Chairperson: Kenton Myers
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Co-Chair: Mila Baker
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The Conference Committee supports all of ITAA conferences. They provide feedback after the conference and suggestions for the future. This committee serves as the main committee for overall conference oversight, to include planning through execution with the support of the BOD. Ideal Conference Committee volunteers would have a passionate interest in education and networking as well as increasing the quality of educational offerings at the ITAA annual conference.

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Community Presence/Outreach Committee

Chairperson: Melissa Fridlin Murrell
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Co-Chair: Edward Valencia
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Develops and implements an annual marketing plan, in collaboration with the ITAA BOD, Education, Conference, and Membership Committees; as well as promote resources, projects, events, and related activities of the ITAA. Cultivates relationships with news media and seek coverage of topics that support other committees’ work. Cultivate relationships with professional societies, industry, and other groups interested in language access issues. Expand member benefits through partnerships with organizations, businesses, and institutions. This committee is also responsible for maintaining the ITAA’s presence on social media current and relevant.

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