Ken Anders of TransPerfect Named Board Director of the National Board of Certification
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ken Anders, division president of TransPerfect Remote Interpreting, was appointed a board director of The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. TransPerfect Remote Interpreting is a division of TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and related technologies.
The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (National Board) is a special division of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) and is composed of interpreters, interpreter trainers, providers, and industry leaders in both the medical and interpretation fields. The mission of the National Board is to foster improved healthcare outcomes, patient safety and patient-provider communication by elevating the standards for and quality of medical interpreting through a nationally recognized certification for medical interpreters.
Ken Anders is a veteran of the interpretation services industry, having held consulting and executive positions with several interpretation services providers over the last 15 years. As division president, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of TransPerfect's remote interpretation services, including video and over-the-phone interpretation (OPI).
Tina Peña, chair of the National Board, expressed her enthusiasm on introducing Ken as the newest member of the board, saying, “We are very happy to welcome Ken to the Board of Directors of the National Board. As a technical innovator in the field for more than 15 years, his contributions will aid us in our commitment to advancing the profession of medical interpreting and expanding medical interpreter certification.”
“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to serve as a board member for the National Board,” added Anders. “The National Board's efforts to provide a recognized certification program for professional medical interpreters will work to ensure reliable and effective patient communications across the country.”
About TransPerfect Remote Interpreting
TransPerfect Remote Interpreting (TRI) is the world’s only provider of remote interpreting services for any device, including over-the-phone interpretation (OPI), voice over IP (VoIP), web-based audio, web-based video, and all major video conferencing platforms. TRI offers services in over 170 languages and features industry-specialist interpreters screened for subject expertise. TRI is a division of TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and globalization management technology solutions. For more information, please visit www.transperfectremoteinterpreting.com.
With revenue of over $300 million, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language services provider in the world. From more than 85 offices on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 170 languages to multinationals worldwide. With a global network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.transperfect.com.
About The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters
The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters is a non-profit organization, formed from an independent group of industry professionals who represent all key stakeholder groups, including professional medical interpreters, trainers, employers, providers, and regulators. The National Board serves as the certifying entity and has independent authority over all essential certification decisions. The purpose of certification is to ensure the safety of patients with limited English proficiency by evaluating the competency of medical interpreters. The formation and structure of The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters adheres to the standards and requirements for certification program governance mandated by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly NOCA, and will be applying for its accreditation. For more information, please visit www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org.