In addition to being a CivilSchools Speaker and Spanish Language Translator, Lisa Saldaña, M.N.M., is an independent consultant who is a Certified Professional Medical Interpreter as well as a translator for a variety of institutions including hospitals, public schools, mental health clinics, and community programs.
Since 1978, Lisa’s goal has been to empower monolingual Spanish-speaking parents to become more involved in shaping and supporting their children’s education. This includes facilitating conversations, workshops, and administrative change in parenting, diversity, and relationships. In this work, Lisa also sometimes offers counseling to parents in these processes.
Maternal health is of vital importance to her. For 17 years she has been a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Instructor and a Doula, assisting mothers and their families through the labor and delivery process.
Lisa’s greatest joy is spending time with her spouse of 37 years, their 7 children, and their grandson.