Don Potter has been interpreting professionally for 35 years. He has worked in both the USA and Canada in almost every type of interpreting situation, including education, theater, medical, mental health, and government. He has been an instructor for ASL and Interpreting at several colleges/universities, taught interpreting workshops, served on advisory boards for several training programs, has mentored many interpreters, and has been involved in the development of three interpreter assessment tools. Don was involved in the development of one of the past Tests of Knowledge for RID and has served twice as an interpreter at RID national conferences. He has served as the DHH Services Director at Mt. San Antonio College since January 2009.
DHH Program Coordinator
Lori Mahan is a program specialist in the DHH Center. After many years working in the clerical and educational fields, Lori completed Mt. SAC’s interpreter training program. She interpreted here at Mt. SAC for 2 years before taking her current position. Her years of working here at Mt. SAC with the DHH staff, interpreters, captioners and the DHH students have been amazing and life-changing.
Kathy Goodson, M.A., CI/CT, has worked as a Lead interpreter and mentor at Mt. SAC since 2016. She has over 20 years of experience with interpreting, teaching, and mentoring. Kathy is a practitioner of the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI). She has a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Deaf Studies from California State University, Northridge.
Tina Jenkins is currently one of our lead interpreters. She is holds CI & CT certification from RID. She has been working at Mt. SAC since the year 2000. Tina graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies. In addition to interpreting, she has also been an adjunct instructor in the Interpreter Training Program at Mt. SAC
Jennifer Stephenson, M.Ed., RID CI/CT
Jennifer Stephenson began her position as Lead Interpreter in November 2014 after having worked at Mt. SAC as a sign language interpreter and adjunct faculty member since 2011. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies-Interpreting from California State University, Northridge and a Master’s in Education in Interpreter Pedagogy/Adult Organizational Learning from Northeastern University. She is nationally certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, maintaining both a Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration. She has been an interpreter for over twenty years and has worked in a multitude of settings including; post-secondary education, business, government, video relay, medical, mental health, concert venues, job training and aboard cruise ships. In her capacity as Lead Interpreter at Mt. SAC, she works as a mentor and a practitioner of the Integrated Model of Interpreting.
Julie Bradley MS, CI/CT has been a counselor with Mt. SAC’s ACCESS/DHH program since 2005. Prior to that she worked at Mt SAC as an interpreter specialist beginning in 1998. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from University of California, Riverside and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Cal State LA. She is nationally certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and has worked as an interpreter in a wide variety of settings since she began Interpreting in 1993. She has also been teaching in the Mt. SAC ASL Interpreting program since 2003.