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People who have limited English proficiency, including those who are deaf, have historically been limited in their ability to access mental health services. When they do obtain services, they usually require an interpreter. The quality of interpretive services has a substantial and direct bearing on the outcome of services provided and 

Qualified Mental Health Interpreter Certification

Current QMHIs

Charlene Crump, Montgomery*
Denise Zander, Wisconsin
Nancy Hayes, Remlap
Brian McKenny, Montgomery*
Dee Johnston, Talladega
Lisa Gould, Mobile
Gail Schenfisch, Wyoming
Wendy Darling, Montgomery
Pat Smartt, Sterrett
Lee Stoutamire, Mobile
Frances Smallwood, Huntsville
Cindy Camp, Piedmont
Roz Kia, Hawaii
Kathleen Lamb, North Carolina
Stacy Lawrence, Florida
Sandy Peplinski, Wisconsin
Katherine Block, Wisconsin*
Steve Smart, Wisconsin
Stephanie Kerkvliet, Wisconsin
Nicole Kulick, South Carolina*
Janet Whitlock, Georgia
Sereta Campbell, Tuscaloosa*
Thai Morris, Georgia
Tim Mumm, Wisconsin
Patrick Galasso, Vermont
Kendra Keller, California*
June Walatkiewicz, Michigan
Melanie Blechl, Wisconsin
Sara Miller, Wisconsin
Jenn Ulschak, Tennessee
Kathleen Lanker, California
Debra Barash, Wisconsin
Tera Cater Vorpahl, Wisconsin
Julayne Feilbach, New York
Sue Gudenkauf, Wisconsin
Tamera Fuerst, Wisconsin
Rhiannon Sykes-Chavez, New Mexico
Roger Williams, South Carolina*
Denise D'Antonio, Pennsylvania
Darlene Baird, Hawaii
Stacy Magill, Missouri
Camilla Barrett, Missouri
Angela Scruggs, Tennessee
Andrea Nelson, Oregon
Michael Klyn, California
Cali Luckett, Texas
Mariah Wojdacz, Georgia
David Payne, North Carolina
Lori Milcic, Pennsylvania
Amber Mullett, Wisconsin
Nancy Pfanner, Texas
Jennifer Janney, Delware
Stacie Adrian, Missouri*
Tomina Schwenke, Georgia
Bethany Batson, Tennessee
Karena Poupard, North Carolina
Tracy Kleppe, Wisconsin
Rebecca De Santis, New Mexico
Nicole Keeler, Wisconsin
Sarah Biello, Washington, D.C.
Scottie Allen, Wisconsin
Maria Kielma, Wisconsin
Erin Salmon, Georgia
Andrea Ginn, New Mexico
Carol Goeldner, Wisconsin
Susan Faltinson, Colorado
Crystal Bean, Arizona
Mistie Owens, Utah
Claire Alexander, Minnesota
Amanda Gilderman, Minnesota
Jolleen Hudson, Washington State
Melissa Marsh, Minnesota
Bridget Sabatke, Minnesota
Adrienne Bodisch, Pennsylvania
Beth Moss, Tennessee
Jasmine Lowe, Georgia
Pam Hill, Georgia
Lori Erwin, Georgia
Jenae Hanson, Minnesota
Katherine Anderson, Tuscaloosa
Christina Healy, Oregon
Becky Lukkason, Minnesota 
Jamie Forman. New York
Roxanna Sylvia, Massachusetts
LaShawnda Lowe, Georgia
Leia Sparks, Wisconsin
Jamie Garrison, Wisconsin 
Deb Walker, Georgia
Tara Tobin-Rogers, New York*
Leah Rushing, Georgia
Kathleen Drerup, Texas
Melody Fico, Utah
Emily Engel. Minnesota
Earnestine (LaVern) Lowe, Georgia
Paula MacDonald, Minnesota
Margaret Montgomery, Minnesota
Rachel Effinger, Virginia
Karen Holzer, Wisconsin
Rebecca Conrad-Adams, Ohio
Dixie Duncan, Minnesota
Brandi Hoie, Minnesota
Renae Bitner, Northdakota
 
*Indicates QMHI-Supervisor Status

 

Alabama
Cindy Camp
Charlene Crump*
Wendy Darling
Keshia Farrand*
Lisa Gould
Mary Beth Grayson 
Nancy Hayes 
 Jennifer Kuyrkendall
LaShawnda Lowe 
Dee McElroy
Brian McKenny* 
Kenton Myers
Sandy Pascual
Frances Smallwood
Pat Smartt 
Lee Stoutamire
Dawn Vanzo
Debra Walker

Alaska
Laura Miller

Arizona
Crystal Lentz

California
Meagan Kelly
Michael Klyn
Jessica Poitevin

Colorado
Susan Faltinson

Delaware
Jennifer Janney

District of Columbia
Sarah Biello

Florida
Stacy Lawrence

Georgia
Persis Bristol
Sereta Campbell*
Lori Erwin*
Pam Hill
Debbie Lesser
Earnestine Lowe
Jasmine Lowe*
Thai Morris
Leah Rushing
Erin Salmon*
Tomina Schwenke
Aaron Shoemaker
Janet Whitlock
Mariah Wojdacz

Hawaii
Darlene Baird

Illinois
Susan Elizabeth Rangel+

Kentucky
Jessica Minges

Maine
Judy Shepard-Kegl

Massachusetts
Roxanna Sylvia

Michigan
June Walatkiewicz
Denise Zander

Minnesota
Dixie Duncan
Emily Engel
Jenae Farnham
Josephine Heyl
Brandi Hoie
Becky Lukkason
Paula MacDonald
Melissa Marsh
Margaret Montgomery
Nicki Mosbeck
Adeline Riley
Bridget Sabatke*
Sarah Trimble
Tracy Villinski
Shawn Vriezen+

Missouri
Christine Kaster
Stacy Magill

New Jersey
Kacy Wilber

New Mexico
Cara Balestrieri
Rebecca DeSantis
Andrea Ginn*
Claudia Mansilla
Rhiannon Sykes-Chavez





 



 
 
 

Certification Cycle

The QMHI Certification cycle runs January 1 to December 31 and you will need to submit documentation of at least 40 hours (as described in item #3 above) by December 31st each year.


QMHI Maintenance Record

Log for keeping track of hours needed to maintain QMHI certification. Download it HERE


CEU Opportunities for QMHI and QMHI-S Holders

A small compendium of possibilities.  If you have ideas, submit them HERE
 

  1. A certification under Alabama State Code 580-3-23-06 is valid for twelve (12) months.
  2. At least ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of a qualified mental health interpreter or qualified mental health interpreter – supervisor certification, the Office of Deaf Services will mail a reminder to the interpreter with a request for submission of documentation attesting to completion of certification maintenance requirements. Failure to receive said notification does not remove the requirement that appropriate documentation be submitted to the Office of Deaf Services in a timely manner.
  3. An interpreter can maintain certification by submitting documentation to the Office of Deaf Services of any of the following activities.
    1. Working in clinical settings at least forty (40) hours in the 12 months following issuance of certification or renewal, or
    2. Attending forty (40) clock hours of mental health related training, or
    3. A combination of the above equaling forty (40) contact hours.
  4. An interpreter can maintain supervisory status by submitting documentation to the Office of Deaf Services of any of the following activities.
    1. Maintain QMHI.
    2. Documentation that at least 20 of for the QMHI maintenance hours (listed in #3 above) include work in clinical settings.
    3. Supervision of one Practicum Interpreter or documentation of at least 40 contact hours of training in:  Supervision, mentoring, teaching methods, adult education.
    4. Participation in (a majority of) quarterly QMHI-S roundtable conference calls.

Information on Annual Maintenance of
QMHI/QMHI-S Certification

   

can have life-or-death consequences when the interpretation is inaccurate. Qualified Mental Health Interpreters (QMHI) are trained to work effectively in mental health situations.  Holders of QMHI certification are the best of the best.

  

Current Active QMHIs

+ Denotes Certified Deaf Interpreters.
* Denotes QMHI- Supervisors.
New York
Danielle Davoli
Julayne Feilbach
Jamie Forman
Tara Tobin-Rogers

North Carolina
Kathleen Lamb
David Payne

North Dakota
Renae Bitner

Ohio
Rebecca Conrad-Adams
Kathleen Lanker

Oregon
Claire Alexander
Patrick Galasso
Christina Healy
Jolleen Ives
Christina McDaniel
Ali Ray Perrin
Colleen Thayer+
Pennsylvania
Denise D'Antonio
Lori Milcic

South Carolina
Nicole Kulick*
Holly May
Karena Poupard
Roger Williams*

Tennessee
Jenn Piroth
Angela Scruggs
Eric Workman

Texas
Lee Godbold
Cali Luckett
Beth Moss
Nancy Pfanner

Utah
Melody Fico
Mistie Owens+
Cody Simonsen

Virginia
Rachel Effinger
Christina Jacob

Washington
Bethany Batson
Lacey Darby
Melissa Klindtworth
Andrea Nelson
Donna Walker
Eloisa Williams

West Virginia
Amanda Dorsey

Wisconsin
Scottie Allen
Melanie Blechl
Katherine Block*
Tera Cater-Vorpahl
Tamera Fuerst+
Amanda Gilderman
Carol Goeldner
Debra Gorra Barash
Sue Gudenkauf
Lisa Heglund
Karen Holzer
Nicole Keeler
Maria Kielma
Tracy Kleppe
Sara Miller
Tim Mumm
Sandy Peplinski
Steve Smart
Leia Sparks
Henry Yandrasits
Cailin Yorot
Brandi Zalucki

Wyoming
Gail Schenfisch

Spain
Camilla Barrett 

Alabama Licensed
* QMHI-Supervisor
+ Certified Deaf Interpreter