Who We Are

Who We Are

The Translation & Interpretation Network (TIN™) was conceived when Catholic Charites Fort Worth was confronted with the hardships its limited English proficient clients encountered while trying to access medical, immigration and social services. With the financial help of the Texas Department of Health, TIN™ was founded in 1999 as a solution for the language gaps found in Dallas and Tarrant counties. Since its inception, TIN™ has grown into the premier full service language access provider in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This success has been achieved by providing the highest quality interpreting services through trained, certified interpreters; experienced translators producing high quality document translations; and innovative, industry-leading trainings for customers and interpreters alike. Building upon the experience gained through these services, TIN™ has expanded geographically into the San Antonio and Austin areas, and technologically by introducing on demand video interpreting. For all its success in the field of language services, at its heart TIN™ is a social enterprise, and its greatest success has been what it gives back to the community. All the profits TIN™ earns are given back to local charities. This, in addition to the wages paid to immigrants and refugees, means that over 70% of all the money TIN™ brings in goes back to help local communities.

Meti Dibra

Director

Meti Dibra is the Director for Translation & Interpretation Network™, and has been with TIN™ for 10 years. He was born in Macedonia, and speaks Albanian, English, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian and Swedish. Meti has a BA in computer programming from Tirana College in Albania. Before coming to work for Translation & Interpretation Network, he worked with the International Red Cross of Geneva, the Soros Foundation, and Booth and Associates. Meti is a soccer fan, and loves to cook, cater and organize wine tastings.

 

817­-289-2796            MDibra@TINtranslation.com

Fabio Torres

Senior Education & Recruitment Manager

Fabio is an experienced cross-cultural interpreter, language teacher and interpreter trainer.  He has recruited, screened, tested, selected, trained and supervised hundreds of interpreters.  Fabio has been able to share his expertise at different levels within the interpreting industry through the development, implementation, and teaching of interpreter training’s and continuing education courses. As an advocate across the United States he has assisted with development of national medical interpreting standards, including making recommendations for Texas House Bill 233 from the 2009 legislative session, which specified the creation of and strategies for implementation of applicable regulations for health care interpreters and translators.

Fabio has been honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the Metroplex Interpreters and Translators Association (MITA), as an adviser on the Texas State Committee on Legislation for Interpretation and Translation, and as a Director of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC). He has presented at symposiums for the Metroplex Interpreters and Translators Association, the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators (TAHIT), and the American Translators Association (ATA). Fabio Torres received his medical interpreter credentials from the CCHI as a CoreCHI™ certification on 1/15/2011. 

 

817­-289-2798            FTorres@TINtranslation.com

Darlene Irey

Sales Executive

Darlene Irey is a Sales Executive for the Translation and Interpretation Network(TIN™). She comes to TIN™ with an extensive sales and management background as a buyer with a major retailer. Her experience also included providing fashion direction and communication including product development and marketing in the Retail and wholesale jewelry industries.

Darlene loves to ballroom dance, golf, travel and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

817­-289-2410            DIrey@TINtranslation.com

Zack Southard

Customer Service Specialist

Zack is the Customer Service Specialist for Translation & Interpretation Network™. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has been working with TIN™ since 2011 and is proud of the work he does with TIN™ because it allows him to use his business degree to help local communities in a direct way. In his off time Zack enjoys watching movies and playing board games with his wife, children, and friends; as well as getting time to himself for reading.

 

817­-289-2794            ZSouthard@TINtranslation.com

Leslie Hill

Billing Specialist

Leslie Hill graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Art History.  She comes to TIN™ with extensive experience in Shipping/Logistics, Bookkeeping, and Operations Management in a wide array of industries.  She is excited to join TIN™ and help contribute to the betterment of our community.  While not at TIN™ Leslie enjoys cooking, traveling, attending lectures, and discovering Fort Worth with friends.

 

817­-289-2783            LHill@TINtranslation.com

 

Andre’a Bernard

Contractor Management Specialist

Andre’a Bernard was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and started her career there as a Medical Assistant.  After moving to Texas in 2012, she joined Catholic Charities in 2013 working with the Healthy Start program; then as Executive Assistant to the CFO. In 2014 Andre’a joined TIN™ as the Contract Management Specialist and believes this role allows her to utilize all of her strengths, While not working at TIN™, she stays connected with family, as the baby of 6 siblings and the mom to a 12 year old boy and a 2 year old girl. She is also currently pursuing her Business Management Administration Degree which will allow her to continue her professional growth and be able to further help those who are in need.

 

817-289-2785           ABernard@TINtranslation.com

Colleen Lawler

Translation Coordinator

Colleen has a B.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from American University. Colleen is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.  She has several years of experience as a Spanish teacher, and has worked as a Spanish to English translator.  Before starting with TIN™, she worked for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.  Colleen is happy to be part of the TIN™ team, and enjoys applying her skills to provide language services for the community. 

 

817­-289-0346            CLawler@TINtranslation.com

Edna Vargas

Scheduler

Edna was born and raised in Chicago, but left to live in Spain and Japan for 10 years as her husband was in the Air Force. She has been married to her soul mate for 31 years; they have a beautiful daughter and a precious granddaughter. She brings experience in education to TIN™, as a secretary and in computer lab education program implementation.  Edna loves to cook, salsa dance, and decorate but believes that traveling and spending time with her family is the most important. Her interactions with others, along with her Puerto Rican and Italian heritage, have instilled in her the responsibility and honor one has in helping others, and she is excited to bring that to TIN™.

 

817­-289-0346            EVargas@TINtranslation.com

Susan Avila

Position

 

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