Chairperson: Ana María Haley
Co-Chair: Espi Ralston
Education & Events Committee
Chairperson: Lina Makarem
Lina Makarem was born and raised in Venezuela, where she graduated as a dentist from the University of Zulia. Afterward she moved to the United States and has been living in Memphis since 1993.
Lina is a state-certified court interpreter. She has been a TAMIT member since 2010 and in the past has served as TAMIT chair of the education and events committee. She has completed the Health Care Interpreter Training Program at the University of Memphis. In addition, she is a member of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT).
From 2005 to 2014, she managed her own business, providing language training to individuals and employees in the Memphis metro area.
Currently, she is a freelance legal interpreter. As a TN certified court interpreter of Spanish, she interprets court proceedings for the different state courts including General Sessions and Criminal Court.
Lina is proud to be part of the TAMIT board of directors, with her superior skill sets and her vast experience she will continue to diligently promote the organization’s mission.