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Interpreters & Translators

 Manager

Hala Fam
Manager

Office of the Patient Experience, Interpreter, Translation and Deaf Services
Supervises the department's daily operations, frontline areas and coordinates all requested translations.

Service Recovery

Employee Volunteer Interpreter Program Instructor                                                           

Years of Service
24 Years of Service at UCLA Health

Degree/Certification
Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
Certificate of Completion in Paraprofessional for the Hearing
Impaired & Interpreting for the Hearing Impaired

 

 Interpreters and Translators - Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Clara Huerta

Clara A. Huerta
Medical Interpreter/Translator for the Deaf

Volunteer Coordinator
Office of the Patient Experience & Interpreter Services
UCLA Health

Years of Service
24 Years of Service at UCLA Health

Degree/Certification
Applied Arts and Sciences, EL Paso TX
Certificate of Completion in Paraprofessional for the Hearing
Impaired & Interpreting for the Hearing Impaired

Memberships/Associations
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI)

Languages Spoken
American Sign Language
English & Spanish


Sandra Kourchenko-Hale

Sandra Kourchenko-Hale
Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter/Translator II
Office of the Patient Experience & Interpreter Services
UCLA Health

Years of Service
7 Years of Service at UCLA Health 

Degree/Certification
Masters of Arts in Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude)
Certified Medical Interpreter

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish and German

 

Eden Y. Bravo Montenegro
Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter/Translator II
Office of the Patient Experience & Interpreter Services
UCLA Health

Degree/Certification
Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish & French

Sheila B. Alvarez
Spanish Medical Interpreter/Translator II
Office of the Patient Experience & Interpreter Services
UCLA Health

Degree/Certification
Master of Arts in Elem. Ed. & Bilingual/Bicultural Specialization
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities & Bilingual/Bicultural Education LanguageLine Academy, Language Interpreting Certificate UCLA Employee Volunteer Interpreter Program (EVIP) Certificate
UCLA Ext. Interpretation & Translation Program Certificate

Memberships/Associations
California Healthcare Interpreters Association (CHIA)

Languages Spoken
English & Spanish 

 Interpreters and Translators - Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital

Daniel Wiese

Daniel Wiese
Spanish Medical Interpreter, Administrative Assistant III
Office of the Patient Experience & Interpreter Services
UCLA Health

Years of Service
8 Years of Service at UCLA Health

Degree/Certification
Hotel Management
ISI ITAP Bilingual Certification Program

Professional Experience
Southern School of Interpretation
Official Interpreter for Celanese Mexicana during BOP III project
Interpretations for the Goethe-Institut (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Tutor for students of the Colegio Alemán (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish & German

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