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Interpreter Margarita Bekker, for example, came to the United States from Russia with nursing experience, then studied Slavic languages at UC-Berkeley and currently serves as president of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association.
Louis Provenzano, President and COO of Language Line Services, the leading provider of interpreting services to health care organizations throughout the United States, was recently elected to the board of directors of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA).
In addition to the focus groups and surveys used to develop the standards, two state organizations and their work were used as models: the Medical Interpreting Standards of Practice developed by the Massachusetts Medical Interpreters Association (MMIA) and The Education Development Center, and the California Standards for Healthcare Interpreters: Ethical Principles, Protocols, and Guidance on Roles & Intervention developed by the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA).