Language Access for New Americans (LANA) is now closed.

Last year, we seized an opportunity to transfer our medical interpreter training program to Southern Maine Community College. Following this opportunity, LANA’s Advisory Board carefully considered the program’s future and decided to transfer the remaining projects to other organizations and close LANA as of June 2012.


  • Court interpreter testing and training is available through Maine Judicial Branch Administrative Office of the Courts. Contact: Hanna Sanders at (207) 822-0703 or
  • The Directory of Qualified Freelance Interpreters is now maintained by 2-1-1 Maine. Contact: Dominic Suru at (207) 221-8160 or
  • Training on working with interpreters is available through Catholic Charities Maine Language Partners. Contact: (207) 523-2700 or


Information about LANA’s accomplishments is available in the 5-Year Report.

If you have any questions about closing of the project, please contact Dolgormaa Hersom at (207) 874-1000 ext. 2311 or

Thank you to everyone who helped to make LANA successful!