CEU Instructors

Melanie DeLeon, M.S., ASL Court Certified Interpreter

Melanie has been an ASL interpreter for over 20 years in a variety of settings and countries.  Most recently, she has facilitated hundreds of hours of training on legal ethics for the Oregon Judicial Department as well as training judges, court staff and the court communities on language access and interpreting issues.  Melanie is also a council member for the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters.

Oscar Fernandez, PhD, Qualified Spanish Health Care Interpreter and Professor at Portland State University

Born in San José, Costa Rica, Dr. Fernández specializes in inter-American studies, literary theory, and the intersection of culture, sexuality, and representations of disease in literature. His teaching philosophy challenges students to see the world differently and to question at-face-value approaches. 

Dr. Juan F. Gutierrez Sanin, MD, MPH, President, National Institute for Coordinated Healthcare

Juan is a physician and public health professional. His extensive professional career has consisted of developing, implementing, and managing health and diversity programs aimed at reducing disparities, and improving access and quality of health services for low income and underserved communities, particularly limited English proficient (LEP) groups.