Bruce L. Adelson, Esq., holds a BA in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a former Senior Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where he had national enforcement responsibility for many federal laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Now CEO of Federal Compliance Consulting, LLC, Bruce provides strategic consulting, risk management assessments, training, and technical assistance regarding compliance with federal law. Bruce is a nationally recognized expert concerning Title VI and federal language assistance mandates. Bruce is also the author of Title VI, Limited English Proficiency and the Public Lawyer and Minority Language Election Rules and the Public Lawyer, both published by the American Bar Association, and 14 books including, Brushing Back Jim Crow - The Integration of Minor League Baseball in the American South (University of Virginia Press, 1999).
Marjory Bancroft is a bilingual Canadian and a national leader in the development of training programs for community interpreting. She holds a BA and MA in French linguistics from Université Laval in Québec and advanced language certificates from universities in Spain, Germany and Jordan. Ms. Bancroft has taught languages and translation for universities in Canada and Jordan, continuing education, immigrant schools in Montreal and the Canadian Embassy in Washington. After years of interpreting for health and human services and managing a nonprofit interpreter service, today she directs Cross-Cultural Communications, a national interpreter training agency, and has authored many publications in the field.
B. Kent Burton is Senior Vice President of National Environmental Strategies (NES) and President of Burton Advisors, LLC. NES provides policy and strategic advice, guidance, and advocacy to companies, trade associations, and other clients on a wide range of federal regulatory issues, including energy and environmental issues. Prior to 2004 Mr. Burton served as Senior Vice President for Policy and International Government Relations for Ogden Corporation (now Covanta Energy). During the Reagan Administration, Mr. Burton served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, sitting on the Cabinet Council on Energy, Natural Resources and Environment. He has also worked on Capitol Hill for Representative John Rousselot (R-CA), Senator Jake Garn (R-UT) and at the Republican National Committee. Mr. Burton graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a B.A. in Political Science and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (concentration in business and public policy) from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Dr. Diane DeTerra has extensive experience in conference interpreter education and management for government and non-government institutions, business and industry, as well as extensive experience leading development projects in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America. She is the former dean of the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Fullbright scholar and graduate of the Ecole de traduction et d"interpretation, University of Geneva. She holds a PhD in social anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (Chinese in Southeast Asia) and London School of Economics. A member of AIIC, Diane also helped found CIG, Conference Interpreters Group, in London. She is currently a Senior Research Associate for translation and interpretation at the National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland where she is involved in the development of fundamentals of translation. As Research Professor of Language Practice, Center for Advanced Study of Languages, she has contributed to research on expertise in interpreting and on written and audio translation.
Nataly Kelly is a Senior Analyst with Common Sense Advisory, a market research firm dedicated to language services and technology. A former Fulbright Scholar in sociolinguistics, Ms. Kelly is the author of Telephone Interpreting: A Comprehensive Guide to the Profession, the first-ever book on the topic. A court-certified interpreter for Spanish, Nataly leads Common Sense Advisory’s research in the interpreting sector. She advises diverse organizations on the delivery and business sides of interpreting services, ranging from language services suppliers to Fortune 500 companies, and from local hospitals to government officials. Her research and viewpoints on interpreting and translation are frequently cited in mainstream media, including the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek. She has also published in peer-reviewed journals on topics of linguistics and language access, including Health Affairs and the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy.