Most of the ongoing work of KITA is performed through committees that have been created to help in the advancement of the Association and to promote best practices in the translation and interpreting professions. It is a great learning experience and an opportunity to make a difference. Below is a complete list of committees and their descriptions.

The time commitment varies from committee to committee based on the specific projects and on the time of the year. If you have any questions about the time commitment required to serve on a particular committee, please email us at To see who the current committee chairpersons are, consult the document below.

As a member-driven organization, KITA is only as strong as the involvement of its members. The Board appreciates all members who are willing to volunteer and we look forward to working with you!

Education and Training

This committee has strategic and operational responsibility for KITA’s medical interpreter training, scholarship and continuing professional development programs. Event planning, records management, and program scheduling are some of the vital functions performed by this team.


This committee assists the Board by establishing and managing the infrastructure needed to grow KITA’s financial resources through the solicitation of donations, federal and state grants, special fundraising events and corporate and foundation sponsorships. A vital part of this activity is managing KITA’s social media presence.

Membership & Outreach

The function of this committee is to recruit and support new members as well as develop strategic community partnerships with stakeholder organizations. This team coordinates periodic networking activities for language professionals both online and in-person.