Photo of Anna Witter-MerithewAnna Witter-Merithew, OIC:C, SC:PA, CSC, SC:L, CI and CT
Executive Director (Interim)

Anna Witter-Merithew, M.Ed., CSC, SC:L, OIC:C, SC:PA, CI and CT is the current Interim Director of RID. She is retiring from the position of Assistant Director of the UNC DO IT Center and Director of the UNC MARIE Center where she has worked since 2000.

During her career, Anna has served as an interpreter, coordinator of interpreting services, interpreter teacher, workshop presenter, curriculum developer, program developer and program administrator. As well, she served as President of both a local and state RID chapter, a two-term Vice President and one-term President of National RID, and as the cofounder and two-term Vice President of CIT. She is a recipient of the joint CIT-RID Mary Stotler Award for excellence in the fields of interpreting and interpreter education.

Anna has also co-authored two texts: Towards Competent Practice: Conversations with Stakeholders and The Dimensions of Ethical Decision-Making, as well as creating a twelve(12)-part DVD and workbook entitled, Interpreting in the American Legal System. As well, Anna has over thirty-five (35) peer-reviewed and conference proceedings articles in both national and international publications–many co-authored with valued colleagues.