Our Interpreter Leaders
Updated On: Jan 06, 2024

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. 

Elections for Local 1671 Executive Board are held in December of odd years. Below is a table with the incoming board members who have been elected by acclamation. Only the position for President requires balloting.

Local 1671 Executive Board    Jan 2024 - Dec 2025
President Quan Tran quantranlocal1671pres[at]gmail.com
Vice-president Aida Sanchez-Vela aidasanchezvela[at]hotmail.com
Secretary VACANT
Treasurer Lizzeth Belskus-Amador treasurer.local1671[at]gmail.com
District 1 SW WA Cinthya Medina cinthya93lm[at]yahoo.com
District 2 Olympic Pa. Cynthia Kelley cmkelley2007[at]gmail.com
District 3 Pierce Co. VACANT
District 4 South King Co. Masuood Mohammed masuoodabas[at]gmail.com
District 5 North King Co. Gabriel Oseguera interlanguage.us[at]gmail.com
District 6 NW WA Sarai Flores sflores.interpreter[at]gmail.com
District 7 NE WA VACANT
District 8 CE WA VACANT
District 9 SE WA George Castillo georgecastillo[at]yahoo.com

Board of Trustees
Jan 2022-Dec 2024 Ynez Vargas serviciosbilingues[at]hotmail.com
Jan 2022-Dec 2024 Michel Dill mdilltranslation[at]gmail.com
Jan 2024-Dec 2026 Jesus Rodriguez profejyr[at]aol.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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