Mateo Rutherford, M.A., CHI™-Spanish, CCHI Commissioner and Vice Chair, has worked as Supervisor, Administrative Director, and Systems & Technology Manager for Interpreting Services at UCSF Health since 2012. He has worked as a freelance interpreter since 1987 throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and the U.S. Mateo was a disease prevention trainer/curriculum developer for the CDC and has presented on topics related to medical interpreting nationally and internationally. Mateo holds a Master’s Degree in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), and a Master’s Degree in Spanish Interpretation & Translation from the Monterrey Institute of International Studies. Mateo serves on the Education Committee of CHIA. He taught Molecular and Cell Biology at UCB for several years while a graduate student, was a bilingual disease prevention trainer at the CDC for over 4 years, and has conducted several trainings on interpreting for genetic subspecialties throughout California.