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.

Meetings for SFY 2023-2024: 

  1. October 31, 2023
  2. February 28, 2024
  3. June 25, 2024

Advisory Committee Members:

  1. JoAnna Gaffney, HCA Interpreter Services Program, 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. Katherine Templet, Economic Services Administration, Language Access Program Manager, representing the Department of Social and Health Services.

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

  7. Magda Enriques, Interpreter, representing interpreters and WFSE/AFSCME.

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

  9. Michael Abate, representing WFSE/AFSCME.

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

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

  12. Yukié, representing refugee/immigrant advocacy organization. 

  13. Rebecca Talbot, Interim Program Manager, representing the Language Testing and Certification program. rebecca.talbot@dshs.wa.go


Meeting Minutes:

January 2019

April 2019

June 2019

October 2019

June 2020

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022

April 2023

May 2023

February 2024