American Translators Association Committees

Find a Translator or Interpreter
Search for:

American Translators Association Committees

The Association has established a number of standing and ad hoc committees to address issues that affect individual ATA members as well as the organization as a whole. Committee Chairs, all of whom must be voting members of the Association, are appointed by the ATA President.

The ATA Bylaws designate the following standing committees: Executive, Finance and Audit, Ethics, Membership, and Nominating and Leadership Development. The purpose of each standing committee is also outlined in the Bylaws. Other committees, whether standing or ad hoc, are established as needed by the Board of Directors.

ATA is a volunteer-driven organization and member participation is the strength behind many of the Association’s programs and events. There are many opportunities for members to get involved, give back to the Association, work with fellow members, and broaden their professional network.

An Annual Committees Report is available here as a PDF document. Please click the committee name for specific objectives and charges.

Business Practices Education

Frieda Ruppaner-Lind, Chair
Gabe Bokor
Steven Capsuto
Jeana Clark
Chris Durban
Helen Eby
David Friedman
May Fung Danis
Ana Iaria
Odile Legeay
Danielle Maxson
Paul Merriam
Brian Middleton
Stephanie Tramdack Cash
Ann Marie Tunney
Susanne van Eyl
Ted Wozniak


David A. Stephenson, Chair
Michèle Hansen, Deputy Chair
Mercedes de la Rosa-Sherman
Nora Favorov
Holly Mikkelson
Andrea Nemeth-Newhauser
Bruce Popp
Izumi Suzuki

Head Grader Trainer
Larry Bogoslaw


Antonio E. Guerra, Chair
Anne Connor
Sarah Llewellyn
Kathryn German
ATA Chapter Officers


Lucy Gunderson, Chair
Eve Bodeux
John Riedl
Tapani Ronni
Clarissa Surek-Clark

Education and Pedagogy
(Non-ATA Programs)

Caitilin Walsh, Chair
Betsy Ainsworth-Grimes
Jinny Bromberg
Renée Jourdenais
Geoff Koby
Bill Rivers
Courtney Searls-Ridge
Barry Slaughter Olsen
Kathleen Stein-Smith


Ted Wozniak, Chair
Catherine Christaki
Paula Arturo
Mike Collins
Jutta Diel-Dominique
Odile Legeay
Connie Prener
Jill Sommer

Finance and Audit

Ted R. Wozniak, Chair
David Rumsey
Corinne McKay
Jane Maier
Evelyn Garland
John Milan

Governance and Communications

Corinne L. McKay, Chair
Geoff Koby
Ted Wozniak

Government Relations Committee

David Rumsey, Chair
Jennifer DeCamp
Bill Rivers
Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo
Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner

Honors and Awards

Lois M. Feuerle, Chair
Courtney Searls-Ridge
Barbara Fasting
Connie Prener
Jean Leblon
Carol Stennes
Heide Crossley
Gertrude Champe

Interpretation Policy Advisory

Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner, Chair
Milena Calderari-Waldron
Marisa Gillio
Tony Guerra
Cristina Helmerichs
Isabelle Olesen
Izumi Suzuki
Carol Velandia


Tess M. Whitty, Chair
Catherine Christaki
Christina Green
Yolanda Secos
Joseph Wojowski


Cathi Witkowski, Chair
Lori Colman Lindeman
Susanne van Eyl
Kyle Vraa

Nominating and Leadership Development

Dorothee Racette, Chair
Tony Guerra
Connie Prener
David Stephenson

Professional Development
(ATA Programs)

Karen Tkaczyk, Chair

Public Relations

Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo, Chair
Anne Connor
Stephanie Tramdack Cash
Chris Durban
Corinne McKay
Caitilin Walsh
Jiri Stejskal
Matt Baird
Meghan McCallum
Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner
David Rumsey


Jennifer DeCamp, Chair
Amanda Curry
Lois Feuerle
Bill Hindle
Alan Melby
Bill Rivers
Monique Roske
Sue Ellen Wright

Translation and Interpreting Resources

Jost O. Zetzsche, Chair
Tuomas Kostiainen
Yves Averous