Tony Windsor Award
Zarita Araujo-Lane, MSW, LICSW
Zarita Araujo-Lane, MSW, LICSW has 25 plus years of experience and is recognized as one of the leading presenters on cross-cultural communication tools for small and large institutions servicing an array of professionals working in educational and healthcare fields. Ms. Araújo-Lane has been invited to present and conduct national and international trainings on cross-cultural topics and medical interpreting to both large and small groups, using creative tools such as case scenarios and storytelling, and has vast experience working with cross-cultural populations in medical and mental health organizations.
She is the president and founder of Cross Cultural Communication Systems, Inc. ™ (CCCS, Inc.™), a small woman minority-owned business since 1996 with 18 staff members and over 200 on-call interpreters and translators. CCCS, Inc.™ provides qualified cultural-linguistic services to healthcare, educational, legal, and business by creating a seamless environment of teamwork and collaboration between customers, freelancers, and staff members while delivering innovative, respectful, and reliable quality interpretation, translation, and training services to a diverse population with regional, organizational and individual needs.
Ms. Araujo-Lane was the director of a mental health cross-cultural team for over ten years at Health and Education Services in the North Shore area. She has published articles on cross-cultural management including chapters written in 1996 and 2005 on “Portuguese Families” for the second and third editions of the book, Ethnicity and Family Therapy, by Monica Mc Goldrick. And was the main developer for Videos and Manual on medical and mental health interpreting.