Liz Essary began working as a healthcare interpreter in 2002 and in 2012, Liz earned national CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE INTERPRETER™ certification through the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI-Spanish). During her time as a healthcare interpreter, she worked as a staff interpreter in inpatient and outpatient settings, including mental health, with adults and pediatrics patients.
From 2011 to 2015, in her work as Language Services Supervisor at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Liz developed and taught several workshops for skills building, ethical decision making, and certification exam prep. In addition to her work training interpreters, she also trained hospital staff on intercultural communication and effectively working with interpreters. She is an accredited trainer through the CCHI’s Continuing Education Approval Program and continues to develop and offer CEU-approved workshops for interpreters. In 2013, she served as a Subject Matter Expert and item writer for CCHI’s written certification exam.
Liz is currently serving her second term on the Board of Directors for the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare (NCIHC). She holds a BA in Spanish from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, and a Master of Conference Interpreting from the Glendon School of Translation at York University in Toronto. Liz currently works as a freelance healthcare, court, and conference interpreter in Indianapolis.