Kathy Miraglia

Kathy Miraglia

Lecturer; Healthcare Program Coordinator

  • M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Career and Human Resource Development, 1999
  • B.S., Professional Studies, State University of New York at Brockport, 1977

Kathy Miraglia has over 30 years of experience as an interpreter, manager, and educator in the field of sign language interpretation. She managed the Interpreter Services Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center for 23 years before joining the full-time faculty at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Fall, 2009. 

Kathy teaches “Introduction to Healthcare Interpreting” and “Introduction to Mental Health Interpreting,” as well as core curriculum courses in the ASL-English Interpretation Bachelor Degree program. She is also the Program Coordinator for the “Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting” program at NTID.  

Kathy was the principal investigator on the national grant “Speaking Together” from the Roberts Woods Johnson Foundation aimed at developing best practices for Language Access Programs in hospitals across the United States.

 Kathy is currently a director on the board of the Genesee Valley Region Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf; a community board advisor to the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Deaf Health Pathways Program; and a member of the Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf Task Force on Health Care Careers for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community.


Medical and mental health interpreting; program development


Comprehensive Skills Certificate (CSC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf