Loana is the Secretary of the Association and the Co-Chair of the Education and Accreditation Committee. She is the vice president of the local company LATN, Inc., managing their interpreting and translation services department. Her responsibilities on the Board and with LATN range from recruitment of linguists, organizing activities for the professional development of interpreters, and implementing policies consistent with the ATA and NCIHC codes of ethics and standards of practice, to performing industry analyses and forecasts and mapping strategic growth and representing both organizations at industry conferences and events. In addition to the above responsibilities, Loana is a Georgia certified court interpreter, with a strong background in the areas of healthcare and community interpreting. Loana is also a certified trainer of community interpreters. As an interpreter trainer, she is dedicated to the development of skill-building tools for interpreters. Loana is also involved as a volunteer in The Voice of Love Project, a pro bono initiative that has organized a three-day interpreter training program to serve survivors of torture, trauma and sexual violence. In addition to being a member of AAIT, Loana is an active member of ATA, NAJIT, NCIHC, IMIA and MING. Prior to becoming an interpreter, Loana worked as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, where she participated in domestic and international projects. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business.