Nelva L.

CEO at MiTio Inc

Diversity/Women Issues

Education: Central Michigan University - PhD in Healthcare Admin
Atlanta, GA, USA


Dr. Nelva Lee is the Founder and CEO of MiTio Inc. a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consulting firm. In addition to a Medical and Court Interpreting and Translating Training Institute. MiTio Inc. employs Interpreters and Translators directly to healthcare/legal organizations in need of its services.

Dr. Lee has over 20 years experience in healthcare and over 10 years in academia as an adjunct professor. She is Chair of the board of the Bridge Wellness South; Board Member of the Department of Community Health of Georgia; and a former candidate for State Senate in District 17. Dr. Lee has authored several books and blogs.

Dr. Lee volunteers in her community and has been married to her best friend Donnie for over 20 years and together they have 3 children.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Immigration, LatinX, Mental Health

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I immigrated from Panama during the Noriega dictatorship.

Origin Story

While a director at the Grady Health System, Dr. Lee was responsible for revamping the Interpreting Program system wide. To do this, Dr. Lee sought to train all of her current and future interpreters and translators. It was through this venture that Dr. Lee became aware of the lack of flexible learning opportunities for interpreters and translators and lack of Certification nation wide. That recognition and Dr. Lee's passion for quality delivery of healthcare, lead her to found and develop the Medical Interpreting and Translating Institute Online (MiTio) in 2004 and become involved in Certification efforts. Dr. Lee was the first Chair of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI).