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Director in the Refugee Resettlement Department at Catholic Charities 


Chaplain at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

Helen Eby

Owner Gaucha TI and President of the Oregon Society of Interpreters and Translators

Kalen Beck

Manager of Language Services at Oregon Health Sciences University

Leda Garside

Clinical Nurse Manager & Cultural Liaison at Tuality Hospital

Alejandro Maldonado

LEP Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Amanda Wheeler-Kay

Social Service Assistant / Interpreter at DHS Child Welfare



7 AM Sponsors arrive to setup booths
8 AM Attendees arrive to check in and visit booths (free pastries and coffee available)
8:45 AM Auditorium doors open
9 AM Program Begins

  • Introduction to Conference - Master of Ceremonies Kara DeGiovanni, Spanish Interpreter
  • Why OHCIA - David Brackett, OHCIA Board President
  • Office of Equity and Inclusion Update – Carol Cheney, OEI Equity Manager
  • Becoming a Part of the Team – Amanda Wheeler-Kay, Spanish Interpreter
  • Enhancing Patient Safety: Clinicians and Interpreters Working Together – Leda Garside, ¡Salud! Manager for Tuality Healthcare
  • The Art of Professional Interpreter Services – Kalen Beck, Manager of Language Services for OHSU

12 PM Lunch (Lunch is not provided.  In the building, Starbucks and Flying Elephants will be open.  There are also food trucks and other eateries just a 5 minute walk heading south on Moody Ave).

1 PM Program Resumes

  • Interpreter of the Year Award
  • The Impact of Technology on the Interpreter’s Profession – Alejandro Maldonado, LEP Coordinator for Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Grace and Presence during Family Care Conferences and End of Life Discussions – Andrea Cano, Chaplain for Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
  • Setting the Stage for Improved Communication – Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie, Director for Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Interpreting: A Framework of Teamwork – An ASTM Perspective – Helen Eby, Owner of Gaucha TI and Board Chair of Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters (OSTI)
  • Raffle Prizes Awarded

4 PM Conference Finishes