Celebrating 20 Years of Language Access

20 Years of Language Access

While we’re excited to have reached this milestone, we know we couldn’t have done it without you – our clients, partners, interpreters, translators, and staff. We value the relationships and connections built over the last 20 years, and we’re excited to celebrate them through LUNA’s 20th Anniversary. Stay tuned for upcoming interviews and stories that highlight our mission of language access!

Part 3 – Interpreters and Translators

The interpreters and translators we’ve worked with over the past 20 years have been pivotal to our work. From medical interpreting to french translation to court interpreting, we asked a handful of our language providers what has been the most impactful moment for them. Watch the video for their responses!

 

Part 2 – LUNA Staff Edition

In continuation of celebrating 20 years of language access, we asked some of our longest-standing staff members a few questions about their time with LUNA over the years. They share some of their favorite memories and what their work has meant to them. We are incredibly proud of the people who work every day toward the mission of language access.

 

Part 1 – Chris Waters and Marina Hadjioannou Waters

Our CEO and Founder, Chris Waters, and President, Marina Hadjioannou Waters, share a little about their journey with LUNA over the last twenty years. From Chris’s long locks of hair in his early twenties to Marina’s essential BlackBerry, LUNA has come along way and grown alongside our diverse community. Watch the first installation of our 20 Years of Language Access!

 

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  • 2001

    2001

    Company is founded under the name ‘Indianapolis Interpreters’ in Chris Waters’s apartment after realizing the need for medical interpreters.

  • 2006

    2006

    Marina Hadjioannou Waters joins the business with the ultimate goal of promoting and protecting cultural and language rights of non-English speaking individuals

  • 2009

    2009

    Naw Phaw joins as Director of Language Service to help our response to the influx of Burmese immigrants into the region.

  • 2011

    2011

    LUNA launches an ASL division in order to assure quality control over those assignments.

  • 2013

    2013

    Rebecca Buchan joins as Director of ASL Services and Education. LUNA is awarded to act as the Coordinating Unit for language services to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals for the state of Indiana.

  • 2014

    2014

    Company is re-branded as LUNA Language Services to reflect the steady growth and broader scope of language services.

  • 2016

    2016

    LUNA is awarded the City of Indianapolis Mayoral Diversity Award for Workplace Diversity.

  • 2021

    2021

    We celebrate 20 years of providing language access!

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