Get to Know: Yvonne Simpson, Senior Director of Language Access and Cultural Advocacy

From the UW Medicine: The Huddle

Reducing barriers to care is a key priority for Interpreter Services at UW Medicine. And that’s just what Yvonne Simpson does every day — working to ensure that interpreter services are used consistently and effectively across our locations.

Simpson has been a Spanish interpreter at Harborview since 2014 and has led the department for more than three years. On July 1, 2023, she began a systemwide position as senior director of Language Access and Cultural Advocacy.