Licensed Trainers for The Indigenous Interpreter®

Victor Sosa, Licensed Trainer for The Indigenous Interpreter®


victorVictor Sosa is the Co-Founder of Indigenous Interpreting+® and served as the program Director from 2014-2015.  Victor developed a comprehensive language access program at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, California and continues to serve as the Interpreter Services Manager.  Victor is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 National Council on Interpreting in Health Care Language Access Champion, among other accolades.  A seasoned Certified Court and Medical interpreter and Trainer of interpreters, Victor has collaborated in the development and piloting of The Indigenous Interpreter®: A Credentialed Training Program, sponsored by Indigenous Interpreting+® The first program of its kind designed to meet the unique challenges faced by interpreters of indigenous languages, Victor believes it will be a leap forward for access to education and training for indigenous interpreters.   If you are interested in scheduling a training for your interpreters of indigenous languages contact Victor at


Katharine Allen, Licensed Trainer for The Indigenous Interpreter®

katherine-allenKatharine Allen has over three decades of experience interpreting, training interpreters and interpreter trainers, and providing curriculum design and language access consultancy services to hospitals and organizations. Katharine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development from Brown University and a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation (MATI) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She is co-author of The Community Interpreter®: An International TextbookThe Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting and Breaking Silence: Interpreting for Victim Services as well as numerous other articles and curricula. She served as lead developer and author for The Indigenous Interpreter®, a 63-hour training program for indigenous language interpreters. She is founder and co-president of InterpretAmerica, a national organization dedicated to raising the profile of the interpreting profession. Katharine is an instructor for the Glendon School of Translation Masters in Conference Interpreting at York University in Canada. She served on the Board of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) from 2002 through 2009, including a two-year term as President. A master trainer, she remains an active interpreter and translator for state and local governments, courts, environmental groups and language service companies. If you are interested in scheduling a training for your interpreters of indigenous languages contact Katharine at