Editor’s disclaimer: I have no idea if MITA’s own Biljana (Billie) Karamehmedovic ever had a crystal ball when she was a little girl in her native Croatia. But…
Let’s pretend for a moment that she did. Let’s imagine that one day, the crystal ball promised her, “you will go on a long journey”. Chances are that no one, least of all Biljana, could have imagined just how far that journey would take her.
Born and raised in Croatia, Biljana lived in Bosnia and then traveled to the USA as a war refugee in 1995. She lived first in Wisconsin and then California. In 2010, Biljana moved to Texas, making her home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
She has a background in civil engineering, as well as teaching, healthcare and natural health.
An independent interpreter and translator, Biljana’s working languages are English<>Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian (including Serbo-Croatian, Montenegrin and Yugoslavian). Her translation specialty is natural health and alternative medicine.
As an interpreter, Biljana focuses on healthcare. She is a nationally accredited Associate Healthcare Interpreter™ by Certification Commission on Healthcare Interpreting. Passionate about increasing the number of qualified interpreters, Biljana teaches a community and healthcare interpreting course.
In her “other life”, Biljana is a Certified Natural Health Practitioner and Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner counseling on the principles of Natural Hygiene. She is currently pursuing a Naturorthopathic Doctorate Degree at the University of Natural Health, Jackson, MS.
Somewhere in all of this, she finds the energy to ably devote time and service to MITA’s Steering Committee as the 2012 president.
Quite a journey for that little girl from Croatia!
To contact Billie, email her at BiljanaKaramehmedovic@gmail.com