Sofia Gillman

President - email: president@nitaonline.org
(Term 2021-2023)

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Sofia Kyung Gillman is a Korean Interpreter and Translator registered with the 8th Judicial District Court and a freelance Spanish Interpreter. Her instrumental languages are Korean, Spanish and English. Sofia was born in South Korea and raised in Paraguay, as a child immigrant conversion of one culture to another was an inevitable daily transaction from an early age. Acquiring yet another language, English, gave her access to professional opportunities in education and translation.  She worked as language instructor and freelance interpreter in Paraguay. After moving to the United States, Sofia pursued graduate studies. She has taught Spanish at UNLV. Sofia has received her M.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, specializing in Translation and Culture. Sofia feels honored and grateful to serve the local community as a current Nita Board member.

Natalia Cardillo

Vice President - email: vicepresident@nitaonline.org
(Term 2021-2023)

Natalia is a Certified Master Court Interpreter who has been interpreting and translating professionally in Northern Nevada for more than 10 years. She started as a freelance interpreter providing services for different agencies such as the State of Nevada, U.S. District Court, Washoe County School District and Immigration Court; as well as private attorneys and local businesses among others. Currently, she is a full-time staff Court Interpreter and Interpreter Services Coordinator in Reno, NV.

Natalia teaches Community Interpretation courses and provides training for court personnel on Language Access for Limited English speakers. She is a frequent speaker at the Orientation Workshop for Interpreters in Nevada Courts. In addition, she is a Spanish instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno. She enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.

Amarilis Alexander

Treasurer - email: treasurer@nitaonline.org
(Term 2019-2021)

Amarilis Alexander

As an experienced individual in the hospitality industry from front line employee to operational manager in various departments related to this industry, I consider myself a major asset to NITA as a Board member. Being born and raised in Honduras and knowing the English language since the age of 5; I am fully fluent in both languages and I am able to read and write in them as well. I am well versed in all aspects that this Board position requires and have added qualities and skills to bring to the team and association such as: Website building, Computer skills in most programs and audio-visual skills. I feel fully comfortable holding a position like this as it is important to have social skills as well as public speaking skills. My public speaking experience includes hosting training sessions, recruiting and being a crew member to several Anthony Robbins seminars. I have been preparing for the Federal Court Exam for the past 8 years. Current student with UCSD under the T&I program. I consider myself well-traveled due to having the opportunity of living in or visiting places such as: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, France, Honduras and a vast majority of the US. In my experience it is key in engaging with individuals while being part of an Executive committee in any association or organization.

Maria E. Tiscareño

Secretary - email: secretary@nitaonline.org
(Term 2020-2022)

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Maria E. Tiscareño, BA, Associate Paralegal Degree, CCI NV. I am the Staff Interpreter/Translator at the office of the Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada where I have worked for 20+ years. I feel very fortunate to work with zealous federal defense attorneys on a daily basis. It is my mission to do my part to ensure that our clients fully receive their due process of the law. I thank my parents for raising me in a bilingual household and for teaching me to embrace and be proud of my Mexican heritage.

New Director

Director - email: director@nitaonline.org
(Term 2020-2022)

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Janie Lopez

Director - email: j.lopez@nitaonline.org
(Term 2019-2021)

Janie Lopez

Janie Ortiz Lopez started her interpreting career as at the “ripe” age of fourteen. To the present she has been interpreting/translating. She has a Business of Science degree in Business Management, and her career focus has been in the housing/financing industry and in civil rights. Wanting to expand her career horizons, she obtained her certification as a Nevada Court Interpreter in 2012. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, she has lived abroad in the South Pacific and Europe, and has traveled to other countries, where she has had ample opportunities to experience other cultures and languages firsthand. Consequently, she has learned other languages—although not fluently—well enough to break barriers and make new friends. As a Director, Janie is looking forward to advancing the goals of NITA and the standards of the Industry.

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