Waleska Bonthrone, CEO
Native Spanish Speaker
CCHI Core test - pass
NBCMI written test - pass
Bachelor of Science in Business with Marketing, University of Phoenix.
48 hours Healthcare Interpreter Training from TAHIT
Berlitz Oral and Written Proficiency Tests in Spanish -Full Credit / Professional Level
Certification as Administrative Insurance Technician -Intecap and Agis - Register No.10562
400 hours of supervised practicum as Speech Therapist at Rafael Landivar University.
Degree in Speech Therapy, Universidad Rafel Landivar, Guatemala city.
Over the past 10 years, Waleska has been exposed to a a diversified range of healthcare issues due to
a relative's illnesses-including aggressive form of cancer and a bypass procedure, with many hospitals
in Louisiana and Texas practically their second home. These experiences gained from so many years of
dealing with physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, laboratories, rehabilitation clinic staff, medical
devices companies, pharmacists, home care services, insurance companies, and being a "Ad-hoc interpreter"
over the past years for family members in three different languages and cultures (English, Spanish, Italian)
became the basis for Waleska's current interpreter training programs: Premium One-on-One 40 hours
Healthcare Interpreter Training Online and Onsite Accredited by IMIA-CMIE, and 14 hours Continuing
Education Accredited by CCHI-CEAP.
Waleska has over 16 years of experience in the Education and Business fields working with people diverse ages,
and ethnics. She has worked as teacher and speech therapist helping people to achieve goals and improve
their rehabilitation prognosis, with excellent results and mutual satisfaction.
CAN-Community Advancement Network-Language Access Action Team 2015 to Present
NBCMI-The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters-Chair of Board of Directors 2015
IMIA-International Medical Interpreters Association-Texas Chapter-Chair 2014-2016
IMIA-International Medical Interpreters Association-Texas Chapter-Vice Chair 2014
TAHIT-Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators-Secretary 2014 to Present
AATIA-Austin Area Translators and Interpreters Association-Director of Membership 2014
Volunteer Healthcare Clinic -Volunteer Healthcare Interpreter since 2014 to Present