In 2004, she worked as director (planning phase) of En Memphis Hablamos Juntos
, a one-million dollar project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide access to quality health care to limited English proficiency (LEP) Latinos at the Med (currently the Regional One Health Hospital), and to increase the number and improve the quality of medical interpreters. She has also completed several Train the Trainer intensive health care interpreter courses from Kaiser Permanente and Hablamos Juntos
in Oakland, CA, Monterey Institute (CA) and the Cross-Cultural Communication online training program.
Ms. Ralston has taught the Health Care Interpreter Program in Memphis since 2005. In addition to serving as Program Director and Instructor of the interpreter training program at the University of Memphis, she works as a certified medical interpreter at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as needed. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Ralston is one of the founders of the TN Association of Medical Interpreters and Translators (TAMIT). She was the first TAMIT President and she has also served as Vice President and co-Chair of the Membership Committee. She has been an active member since 2007. She is also an active member of the IMIA and the NCIHC.