Meet the members of the ATA SPD Hospitality and Public Relations Committee (2018-2020)!


With the guidance of the Committee Chair and the Division Administrator, this committee welcomes members and newcomers to the ATA Annual Conference, assists in organizing Division networking activities, coordinates group excursions, and greets and hosts the Distinguished Speaker during the ATA Annual Conference.

The committee advises the Division Administrators on public relations matters and works together with the Digital and Social Media and Website committees to promote networking opportunities and activities. The Hospitality and Public Relations Committee aims at increasing awareness of the positive impact that networking and participating in Division activities have on translators and interpreters attending the ATA annual conference.

These are the names and faces of the current members!

Mercedes De la Rosa-Sherman, ATA-certified En>Sp, has been a professional translator for over 30 years. A former member of ATA’s Certification Committee, she graded ATA’s En>Sp certification exams for over 10 years. Mercedes is a state and federally certified court interpreter and has a master’s degree in medical translation.
Carmen (Subi) Febres-Cordero is a PA Certified Spanish Court Interpreter. She holds a Professional Certificate of Translation from the University of Pittsburgh as well as a degree in Business Administration and a masters in Banking and Finances. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA. Joined ATA in 1993.
Patricia Cabrera is a seasoned ATA-certified translator, proofreader and editor. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area, where she manages the in-house Translations Division of AARP.

Questions: Contact Committee Chair Mercedes de la Rosa-Sherman at