Members of the Board
President: Lois Feuerle, (9/2016-12/2018)
Lois Feuerle, one of OSTI’s founding members, is an ATA-certified German-to-English translator specializing in legal, commercial and art texts, especially art looted during WWII. She holds a PhD in German and applied linguistics, a JD from the New York University School of Law, clerked for a Justice on the NJ Supreme Court and was admitted to the NJ bar. She has taught legal translation in the University of Chicago’s Translation Certificate Program and the introduction to translation course in the NYU Translation Certificate Program. She has translated books on topics as disparate as the preservation of fine art in private collections, entrepreneurship, fasting, a guide to the islands of the Caribbean and a scholar’s unpublished 800-page treatise entitled “A Short History of Poland.” One of her specialties is the review of German language documents produced in discovery.
Vice President: Jessica Dover, (1/2018-12/2019)
One of the founding charter members of OSTI and its first Treasurer, Jessica is a certified court interpreter in Oregon and Washington, a Certified Medical Interpreter through NBCMI and a Certified Health Care Interpreter in Oregon. She runs her own business and has over 15 years of experience as a translator and court, medical, conference, and liaison interpreter. Her conference interpreting experience includes topics ranging from mass timber to parent-student engagement and beyond. In addition, she actively advocates for improved interpreter conditions, and has collaborated on successful campaigns to raise interpreter rates with the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) and Oregon’s Public Defense Services Commission (PDSC), and to remove potential conflict of interest issues regarding interpreting with Oregon’s Worker’s Compensation Division.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys running and making jams and jellies.
Treasurer: Sarah Symons Glegorio, (1/2018-12/2019)
Sarah is an ATA-certified Spanish to English translator. Originally from Portland, she has also lived and worked in Spain and Brazil. She has a degree in Spanish and Business from University of Oregon, and a certificate in translation studies from New York University School of Professional Studies. She has also previously worked in the education, lending, non-profit and real estate sectors. Sarah translates Spanish and Portuguese into English, specializing in business, financial and legal texts.
Secretary: Svetlana Ruth, (9/2016-12/2018)
Svetlana Ruth is a Certified Medical Interpreter – Russian (NBCMI and OHA) and a Licensed Interpreter Trainer.
Svetlana obtained a Masters of Art in Teaching degree for English and German languages in 1987 in her native country of Russia and taught languages in Russia and Latvia. She began interpreting for Peace Corps Volunteers in the Baltic states in 1994. Since relocating to the US in 1995, she interpreted for multiple agencies and volunteered in Portland Public schools. After completing healthcare interpreters training, she started a career as a Medical Interpreter in 2015. That same year, she received a License as an Interpreter Trainer and began teaching various workshops, seminars, and trainings.
Svetlana is a passionate advocate for professional growth of interpreters and the development of language services.
Director: Susanne Krätschmer, (9/2016-12/2018)
Susanne Krätschmer is an ATA-certified English-to-German translator and one of the founding members of OSTI – first serving as the Membership Chair for two years, then taking on the position of Director.
Susanne acquired her translation and interpreting degree at the Institute for foreign languages at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. Her fields of specialty are technical, marketing and corporate communications translations. In Germany, she is court-certified and therefore also offers certified translations of personal documents in compliance with the requirements of German authorities. On rare occasions, she can be found interpreting.
When away from her desk, Susanne enjoys Zumba, Yoga, cooking and gardening.
To email the complete Board: OSTI-boardonly @ GoogleGroups.com
Past Board Members
Jazmin Manjarrez, Vice President (2015-2016)
Benjamin Nuñez, Treasurer (2015-2016)
Helen Eby, President (2014-2016)
Lois Feuerle, Director (2014-2016)
Elena Werner, Secretary (2014-2016)
Jess Kincaid, Vice President (2014-2015)
Jessica Dover, Treasurer (2014-2015)