President Letter

Dear CATI colleagues and visitors:

First and foremost, I would like to you wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as the President of the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (CATI).

On behalf of CATI, I would like to thank Georgia Betcher, our past president as well as the previous board of directors for their tireless work over the last few years.

As incoming President, my goal is to continue being an ambassador for our profession and continue the excellent work that CATI had done since its inception.   I will do what it takes to ensure that this organization provides what our members need to learn, grow and thrive in the current world of translation and interpretation.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Board of Directors for 2019

Veronica Diquez, VP

Miriam Silva, Treasurer

Catherine Wilson, Secretary

Sara Juarez, NC Director

Monica Rodriguez-Castro, NC Director

Jeannette Houchens, SC Director

Otto Zellman, SC Director

Beatriz Gaxiola-Brown, Appointed Committee Member

Additional information about each Board Member can be found on the Board tab above.

 I would also like to introduce our administrator, Stefanie Watkins, who is responsible for all of the countless administrative details that ensure the smooth operation of this organization.

Over the next few months, we will be focusing our efforts to improve our offerings for our members in North and South Carolina and we will be updating you with our ideas and our progress as they unfold.

This organization is member driven.  If you are interested in being more active, have suggestions for events, or want to take on leadership roles, please reach out to me or to any of the board members for additional information.

I encourage you to maximize the value of your membership by taking advantages of our offerings and networking with your fellow colleagues.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you at our annual conference on March 30th, 2019 at USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC.

Thank you for your membership and your involvement.  I am looking forward to continued success in 2019 and beyond.

If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Javier Castillo, Jr.