Our Interpreter Leaders
Updated On: Nov 07, 2023

Interpreters United is an IRC 501(c)(5) non-profit organization run by INTERPRETERS WHO VOLUNTEER to serve their colleagues.

Interpreters United is AFSCME's Local 1671, a statewide local organized under AFSCME Council 28 also known as the Washington Federation of State Employees. 

Per our consitution, Local 1671 conducts the election for its Executive Board in December of odd years. 

Local 1671 conducts the election for its Policy Committee delegates in October of odd years.

Elections for Trustee positions are also conducted by Local 1671 in December each time a term in office expires.

Vacancies in office can be filled by vote of the Executive Board. Please contact us if you are interested in being appointed to a vacant position. 

Below is a list of our current leadership, all of whom except trustees are elected or appointed for a 2-year term. 

Local 1671 Executive Board    Jan 2022 - Dec 2023
President Quan Tran quantranlocal1671pres[at]gmail.com
Vice-President Ruth Medina vplocal1671[at]gmail.com
Secretary Barbara Robertson bubia2[at]hotmail.com
Treasurer Lizzeth Belskus-Amador lizan85[at]gmail.com
District 1 SW WA Norma Verduzco normav34[at]hotmail.com
District 2 Olympic Pa. & Thurston Fanny Cordero fannycordero[at]gmail.com
District 3 Pierce Co. VACANT VACANT
District 4 King Co. South Ester Prieto-Martinez esterprietomartinez[at]yahoo.com
District 5 King Co. North Cesar Garcia Garcia sisepuedeD5[at]gmail.com
District 6 NW WA Sarai Flores sflores.interpreter[at]gmail.com
District 7 NE WA Jessica Cofler-Suarez Jessicaspanish[at]yahoo.com
District 9 SE WA Magda Enriques magda.enriques[at]gmail.com
Trustee 2022-24 Ynez Vargas serviciosbilingues[at]hotmail.com
Trustee 2022-24 Michelle Dill mdilltranslation[at]gmail.com
Trustee 2020-22 Sarah McConahy-Ziemer sarahmccz[at]yahoo.com

WFSE Public Service Policy Committee Nov 2023 - Oct 2025
Milena Calderari-Waldron, Chair milenacw[at]live.com
Nora Jassel norajassel3247[at]gmail.com
Irma Marin cit2irma[at]gmail.com
Hien Phuoc Nguyen hien31[at]gmail.com
Barbara Robertson barbara.robertson84[at]gmail.com
Quan Tran tranquan19426[at]yahoo.com
Norma Verduzco normav34[at]hotmail.com
Lisa Ballerino lisaballerino[at]hotmail.com
Lizzeth Belskus-Amador lizan85[at]gmail.com
Jorge Castillo Lopez georgecastillo41[at]yahoo.com
Sixta Castillo Navarro sixta.castillo65[at]gmail.com
Jessica Coffler-Suarez jessicaspanish[at]yahoo.com
Raquel Inchauste inchauster[at]yahoo.com
WFSE Executive Board Nov 2023 - Oct 2025
Quan Tran tranquan19426[at]yahoo.com


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