Advisory Committee

The volunteer Advisory Committee provides input to DSHS LTC on its duties per Chapter 388-03 WAC, Rules and Regulations for the Certification of DSHS Spoken Language Interpreters and Translators.

Completed Meetings for SFY 2021-2022: 

  1. April 13, 2022
  2. May 11, 2022
  3. June 15, 2022

Advisory Committee Members:

  1. Katherine Templet, Interpreter Services Program Manager, representing the Health Care Authority.

  2. Antoinette Wynne, Contract Specialist, representing the Department of Enterprise Services.  

  3. Karen Jost, Health Services Analysis Program Manager, representing the Department of Labor and Industries.

  4. Stacy Winokur, representing the Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

  5. Huan Nguyen, Economic Services Administration, LEP Program Manager, representing the Department of Social and Health Services.

  6. Quan Tran, Interpreter, representing interpreters and WFSE/AFSCME.

  7. Helen Eby, Interpreter, representing interpreters and WFSE/AFSCME.

  8. Milena Calderari-Waldron, Interpreter, representing interpreters and WFSE/AFSCME.

  9. Yvonne Simpson, Medical Interpreter Supervisor, Harborview Medical Center - Interpreter Services.

  10. Michael Abate, representing WFSE/AFSCME.

  11. Ubah Warsame, Somali Health Board, representing refugee advocacy organizations.

  12. Yukié, representing refugee/immigrant advocacy organization. 

  13. Helen Marge Henera, Program Manager, representing the Language Testing and Certification program.

  14. Kathleen Prieto, Administrative Assistant, representing the Language Testing and Certification program.


Meeting Minutes:

January 2019

April 2019

June 2019

October 2019

June 2020

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022