Waleska Bonthrone




—Waleska Bonthrone, Owner at Spanish For All Austin, L.L.C
—Native Spanish Speaker


Education


—Graduated Speech Therapist from Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala City.
—400 hours of supervised practicum as Speech Therapist at Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala City.
—Certification as Medical Administrative Insurance Technician from Intecap and Agis, Guatemala City.
—Graduated Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from the University of Phoenix
—Berlitz Spanish Proficiency Test - Professional level with full credits
—48 hours Healthcare Interpreter Training from TAHIT


Experience


—Waleska acquired many years’ experience dealing with doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, laboratories, rehabilitation staff, pharmacists, home care services, and insurance companies as a qualified healthcare interpreter. Waleska identified training needs in the Healthcare Interpreting field and in 2013 created the first individualized program offered in Texas, the U.S., and worldwide.
—Waleska has over 16 years of experience in the Education and Business fields working with diverse ages and ethnicities. She has worked as a teacher and speech therapist helping people to achieve goals and improve their rehabilitation prognostics with excellent results and mutual satisfaction.
—SFAA’s Premium One-on-One 40 Hour Healthcare Interpreter Trainer Online is accredited by IMIA-CMIE* and listed as one of the national online prerequisite  programs by CCHI*.



Volunteer Experience


—Secretary and Executive Board Member 2014-2018 Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators (TAHIT) 
—Chair of Board of Directors, Member Board of Directors 2015-2016 The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)
—IMIA Texas Chapter Chair, IMIA Texas Chapter Vice Chair 2014-2016 International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA)
—Director of Membership 2014-2015 Austin Area Translators and Interpreters Association (AATIA)






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