MiTio History

Welcome to MiTio! Bienvenidos a MiTio!

MiTio is an accredited Online Medical Interpreting Program that delivers quality medical interpreting education online to bilingual individuals seeking a flexible way to obtain their Interpreting and Translating Diploma.   MiTio's founder, Nelva M. Lee, Ph.D., is a native of Panama, hence the Mola design in our logo.

Dr. Lee has over twenty years of Healthcare experience and has worked in various medical settings (outpatient, inpatient, private, and public institutions). Dr. Lee has also worked as professor for over 20 years both for graduate and undergraduate courses.. Dr. Lee has a Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration; a Masters in Health Services Administrations and a Ph.D. in Health Care Administration.

While a director at the Grady Health System, Dr. Lee was responsible for revamping the Interpreting Program system wide. To do this, Dr. Lee sought to train all of her current and future interpreters and translators. It was through this venture that Dr. Lee became aware of the lack of flexible learning opportunities for interpreters and translators and lack of Certification nation wide. That recognition and Dr. Lee's passion for quality delivery of healthcare, lead her to found and develop the Medical Interpreting and Translating Institute Online (MiTio) in 2004 and become involved in Certification efforts. Dr. Lee was the first Chair of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI).

It is her honor and pleasure that you have joined us on this most fascinating journey.

Welcome to the MiTio Family!

Dr. Nelva M. Lee, President